Summer Conservatory

July 16 - 27, 2018

Recommended for musicians ages 6-14.

GSYO invites members and non-members to participate in the acclaimed Golden State Youth Orchestra Summer Music Conservatory Program. From Beginning Orchestra, the ideal "first orchestra" experience, to Intermediate Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Winds for advanced-intermediate students, this two-week workshop is a great way to stay tuned up over the summer.

The Summer Conservatory will conclude with an evening concert on July 27 at 7:00 pm.

All programs are weekdays, Monday – Friday; students participate both weeks.

Dr. Ondine Young joins the faculty as the Director of the Beginning Orchestra and Intermediate Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Young is an accomplished conductor and educator. Assistant Conductor and Director of Winds Debra Gardner returns as the conductor of Chamber Winds.

Conservatory classes are held at the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto.

Fees are non-refundable.

Workshops

Beginning Orchestra

9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Monday - Friday

$450 fee

For all instruments, an introduction to orchestra performance.

 

Intermediate Chamber Orchestra

2:00 - 5:00 pm; Monday - Friday

$450 fee

For intermediate to advanced strings (violin, viola, cello, and bass).

Chamber Winds

2:00 - 5:00 pm; Monday - Friday

$450 fee

For intermediate flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and French horn players.

Audition Requirements

Beginning Orchestra
  • Minimum 1 year of lessons
  • Prepared solo or étude
  • Winds: one-octave major scale
  • Viola/Cello: one or two-octave D major scale with related arpeggio
  • Violin: one or two-octave A major scale with related arpeggio
  •  Sight-reading
Intermediate Chamber Orchestra
  • Previous ensemble experience preferred
  • 2-3 years of lessons
  • Prepared solo or étude
  • Violin: two or three-octave A major scale with related arpeggio
  • Viola/Cello: two or three-octave D major scale with related arpeggio
  • Sight-reading
Chamber Winds
  • Previous ensemble experience preferred
  • 2-3 years of lessons
  • Prepared solo or étude
  • Prepared major scale through four sharps and four flats memorized
  • Sight-reading

Not sure which class is the appropriate level?

Call the office for more information at (650) 665-9046. To ensure proper placement, an audition is required.

Non-members please register for the site and submit an audition application first.

Auditions will be heard on an ongoing basis.

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