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Summer Conservatory

July 16 - 27, 2018

Recommended for musicians ages 6-14!


ECYS invites members and non-members to participate in the acclaimed ECYS 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!

ECYS Associate Conductor Dr. Michail Gelfandbein will return as director of Beginning Orchestra and Intermediate Chamber Orchestra; ECYS Director of Winds Debra Gardner will continue the Chamber Winds Program.

The Summer Conservatory will conclude with an evening concert on July 27, 7:00pm.
All programs are weekdays, Monday – Friday; students participate both weeks. 

Conservatory classes held at the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto. 
Open to ECYS members AND non-members.*
Workshop fees are non-refundable.

 

Beginning
Orchestra


9:00 am – 12:00 pm; M-F
$450 fee

For all instruments, an introduction to orchestra performance.


Application >>

Intermediate Chamber Orchestra

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm; M-F
$450 fee

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


Application >>
Chamber 
Winds 

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm; M-F
$450 fee

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

Application >>

 

Not sure which class is the appropriate level?
Call the office for more information at (650) 213-7111.

*To ensure proper placement, an audition is required.
Non-members please register for the site and submit an audition application >>
Auditions will be heard in Winter/Spring 2018.

Summer Conservatory Audition Requirements

Beginning Orchestra

  • Minimum 1 year of lessons.
  • Prepared solo OR etude.
  • Winds: one-octave major scale.
  • Violin: one or two-octave A major scale with related arpeggio.
  • Viola/Cello: one or two-octave D major scale with related arpeggio.
  •  Sight-reading.

Intermediate Chamber Orchestra

  • Previous ensemble experience preferred.
  • 2-3 years of lessons.
  • Prepared solo OR etude.
  • 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 etude.
  • Prepared major scale through four sharps and four flats MEMORIZED.
  • Sight-reading. 
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