The Advanced Division
Strings- violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano
Description for Advance students
The Advanced Division is open to students demonstrating an advanced knowledge of the instrument and ability to perform in variety of chamber music and advanced orchestral settings. Advanced Division includes private lessons, chamber ensembles, orchestral studies, master classes, music theory, on-campus performances, and concerts on off-campus locations. Our goal is to inspire and guide students to the higher performance level. In order to have solo performance opportunities, students must come with prepared repertoire including classical or romantic sonata, bravura piece or concerto movement prepared prior to the start of the institute. We provide piano accompaniment.
Description for opera orchestra participants
Selected students will be chosen based on their audition score to play in the opera orchestra. These students must commit to play in all of the opera performances. It is important to note that preparation for this orchestra class must be at a very high level. This is one of most difficult classes because it requires great musicianship and rhythm integrity. The opera orchestra is made mostly of faculty, selected students and professional players that are hired for this particular opera. This years selection will be Giulio Cesare – Opera by George Frideric Handel