Summer Internship

Mentor & Chamber Music

GSYO is currently seeking string and woodwind players to join us as interns for our Summer Conservatory.

Each intern will be playing in a chamber music group with other interns, mentoring younger musicians, and assisting faculty.

Description: Mentors from GSYO Senior Symphony and Camilla Kolchinsky Orchestra will assist at the Summer Conservatory by playing in ensembles with the young musicians, helping supervise games or small groups, and helping with musicianship or theory lessons. Must have a positive attitude and like working with kids. There will be time to rehearse independently with your chamber group, and you will have at least one coaching per week.

When: Weekdays from July 18-29, 2022 with a concert on the evening of July 29.

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

Mentors may apply as a pre-formed chamber group, or we can place mentors with other musicians.

If interested in applying, please email mentor@gsyomusic.org, and we will follow up with an application.

General Schedule (subject to change):

Morning Schedule

  • 9:00-9:45 Full orchestra
  • 9:45-10:15 Sectionals
  • 10:15-10:30 Break
  • 10:30-11:15 Music Theory/Games
  • 11:15-12:00 Full orchestra (and time for mentor chamber music rehearsal)

Afternoon Schedule

  • 2:00-3:00 pm Tutti rehearsal
  • 3:00-3:45 pm Sectionals/chamber music
  • 3:45-4:00 pm Break
  • 4:00-5:00 pm Tutti rehearsal (sometimes combined strings/winds/brass) and time for mentor chamber music rehearsal

*Morning and Afternoon interns must participate in the concert on the last Friday of the program. This will be Friday, 7/29 at 7pm (approx).

String mentors have the option of assisting in the morning, afternoon, or both.
Wind mentors are only needed in the afternoon.

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