High school and college students focus on skills during this five-day intensive chamber music workshop focused on developing musicianship skills – the listening, rhythmic and ensemble skills that go into making chamber music.
Students study repertoire with USC music faculty in small chamber ensembles and together in a chamber orchestra culminating in a performance on the last day.
Each day is divided between chamber music coachings, rehearsals, master classes, chamber orchestra and private lessons. A jazz strings session with faculty Bert Ligon, director of Jazz Studies is also included.
A teacher recommendation is required to participate, and limited scholarships are available.
Workshop dates: June 8 – 13, 2014
Application deadline: May 1, 2014 – Late applications will be accepted on a space-available basis. Students will be notified of acceptance on or before May 20, 2014.
Cost: $400 ($375 family discount)
Application fee: $50
Room and board: $275; Optional meal plan: $85
Payment due: June 1, 2014
To apply: Fill out and return the downloadable application, the $50 nonrefundable application fee, and a tape or CD of 5-10 minutes of your performance on your major instrument (or proof of inclusion in your Allstate ensemble). A recording is required if you wish to be considered for a scholarship.
For more information, email Rebecca Hunter.