Camilla Kolchinsky Orchestra Allegretto Retreat
The annual GSYO CKO Retreat is currently held at the University of California, Santa Cruz in late August. GSYO has exclusive use of the Music Center, which includes specially equipped classrooms, individual practice and teaching studios, and large rehearsal space for ensembles. The students are housed in the residence halls, located a short walking distance from the Music Center.
The August Allegretto Retreat is mandatory for all members of the GSYO Camilla Kolchinsky Orchestra. Accompanying the students will be parent chaperones, the Camilla Kolchinsky Orchestra Conductor, a coach for each CKO section, and GSYO staff.
The retreat is fundamental not only to the quality of the overall program but to each student's individual progress. It is the first step towards a rewarding season. The musicians are scheduled for sectionals and full orchestra rehearsals where they are expected to work diligently and to achieve their potential.
Prior to the retreat, it is highly recommended that musicians study the audition excerpts with their private teacher, and listen to recordings of the repertoire.
The retreat is an opportunity to get acquainted with the conductor and coaches, fellow musicians.