The Advanced Division

(revised February 13, 2018)

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

For parents to know:
• Arrival time 9:30 / Pick up time 4:30
• Parents provide transportation to camp and performance venues
• Parents are not aloud to observe classes. This serves students better
• Parents have the choice of packing lunch or purchasing an affordable lunch at Tunxis Cafeteria (please let us know if your child has any food allergies) *Note. Cafeteria is closed Fridays
• Students must have black folders with their name to hold orchestra and chamber music parts, a note book, staff paper and a pencil on the first day of camp
• Please bring music stand to the performances only
Please note that the 1st day August 10 is the audition day. All students must play a piece of their choosing (~ 5 minutes). This helps us to place students in the appropriate chamber music ensemble. You must wait till your child is done with their audition as there will be no classes that day. You can also send a recording  (even from your phone) if you are not able to attend the audition.