Summer Conservatory

July 18-29, 2022
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Registration deadline: May 31, 2022

Location: Union Presbyterian Church, 858 University Ave, Los Altos

Recommended for musicians ages 6-14.

Golden State Youth Orchestra invites members and non-members to participate in the GSYO Summer Music Conservatory Program. All workshops require an entry audition.

Beginning Strings: Young players will play some arrangements of well-known classical pieces (for example: a Bach Prelude and Fugue, Ode to Joy, Mozart's String Quartet), as well as some original and exciting works for string orchestra. Recommended for incoming Chamber Players musicians and string players with 1-2 years of lessons; Camerata-level violinists who are switching to viola are also encouraged to participate. Students will perform in an evening concert at the end of the second week.

Intermediate Chamber Orchestra: Musicians will learn some really nice arrangements of well-known classical pieces (for example: Brandenburg Concerto, a Mozart Symphony, "Jupiter" from The Planets), as well as some original and exciting works for string orchestra. Additionally, players will join with the Chamber Winds to perform a full orchestra piece at the evening concert at the end of the second week. Recommended for incoming Camerata Orchestra musicians, and Galbraith Honor Strings-level players and string musicians with 2-3 years of private lessons.

Chamber Winds: Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn learn chamber music repertoire appropriate for their level and instrumentation. They will combine with the intermediate chamber orchestra for a full orchestra piece at the evening concert at the end of the second week. Recommended for very experienced Chamber Players, Camerata, and El Camino Wind Orchestra-level musicians and wind players with approximately three years of private instruction with previous ensemble experience.

Workshops

Beginning StringS
  • July 18-29, 2022
  • 9:00 am - Noon; Monday - Friday
  • Performance and student social on the evening of 7/29.
  • $625 fee

For string players, an introduction to orchestra performance. 

Intermediate Chamber Orchestra
  • July 18-29 2022
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Monday - Friday
  • Performance and student social on the evening of 7/29
  • $625 fee

For intermediate strings.

Chamber Winds
  • July 18-29, 2022
  • 2:00 - 5:00 pm; Monday - Friday
  • Performance and student social the evening of 7/29
  • $625 fee

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

Fee Policies

  • Program cost: $625
  • Full fee is due with the application.
  • Fees are partially (75%) refundable until June 15, 2022. No refunds will be given after 6/15.

Covid-19 Information

  • Full vaccination required for all participants. Booster encouraged for all eligible musicians.
  • Masking may or may not be required, depending on local mask ordinances at the time of the activity.

Audition Requirements

Below are the audition requirements for non-GSYO members.

Current GSYO members, please prepare your promotion audition as outlined in the email instructions.

Beginning Strings
Intermediate Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Winds
  • Covid-19 vaccination required
  • Previous ensemble experience preferred
  • 2-3 years of lessons
  • Prepared solo or étude
  • Prepared major scale, ascending and descending, through four sharps and four flats memorized
  • Optional excerpt: Spanish Dance No. 3 (skip rests longer than two measures)
  • 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 workshop and submit an audition application.

Auditions will be heard in February, March and April.

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