Summer Academy in Music
July 15-July 26, 2013
The Chamber Music Training intensive features a unique opportunity for young musicians to explore and perform some of the world's most beloved chamber repertoire for duos, trios, quartets and more. Ensembles will participate in daily rehearsals, coaching sessions with distinguished chamber music instructors, open performance classes, and a final concert at the end of the session. Students will receive instruction in audition techniques and resume preparation as well as Claire Trevor School of the Arts Music faculty led master classes. Instructors include violinist Iryna Krechkovsky, recent prizewinner of the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank competition, and pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks, and Principle Artist-in-Residence for the International Arts Mentoring Program in South Korea. Recommended for students adept at sight reading.
Participants are asked to submit a three to five (3-5) minute audition video or audio clip which will be used to place students in ensembles. Videos should be MOV files and may be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, or uploaded to a secure video-sharing site, in which case a link to the video should be emailed to email@example.com. Audio clips should be MP3 files and may be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Exceptionally talented students may be considered to receive a partial scholarship.
Course Fee: $500
July 29-August 9, 2013
The Guitar Intensive provides students one-on-one coaching in chord shapes, sight reading of chord progressions, music notation and tablature, and classical guitar repertory. Special emphasis will be placed on group learning through ensemble sight reading and performance. Students will receive instruction in audition techniques and resume preparation as well as Claire Trevor School of the Arts Music faculty led master classes. The Intensive will culminate with a performance for friends and family. Instructors include industry professionals and alumni of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Master of Fine Arts in Music program. The intensive is ideal for serious guitar students. Classical, rock and jazz guitarists are encouraged to enroll.
Course Fee: $500
POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2014
The Computer Music Programming course introduces students to music making using digital sources. Students work with industry professionals and alumni of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Master of Fine Arts in Music program to learn the basics of generating music from computers and other technology tools including game controllers and mobile devices. Students will program their own music using syntactic as well as graphically based code. Students do not need to have computer programming experience, but should be very comfortable with computers as well as elementary music training. The goal for the course is for each student to have a functioning piece of musical software by the end of the program.
August 5-August 16, 2013
1pm-4pm & 5:30pm-8:30pm
Vocal development for the emerging singer. Individual attention and group instruction includes work on fundamentals of alignment, breath control, voice production and performance skills. Solo literature prepared for concert presentation. Sight-reading, solfeggio and rhythm study will help to improve individual musical skill levels. Movement sessions will help to develop a connection to musical expression and technique. This comprehensive program will improve vocal growth for the singer, and teach musicianship skills through music reading by using unique movement techniques. Includes workshops in ensemble performance, conducting and stage deportment, as well as techniques for solo and group singing, with master classes and open rehearsals. A final performance will feature each academy participant in concert with members of Men in Blaque and guest artists.
Course Fee: $800
2012 Summer Academy in Music
The Summer Academy in Music could not have been more diverse. Some scholars developed a musical iPad app while others learned to sight sing while still others received chamber music coaching. Asked to work with college-level content and to learn advanced music theory concepts, the students excelled, rising to the challenge and growing their musicianship and performance ability. Amazing work all, such fun to see, and hear, the growth! Check out what our musicians were up to all summer, click here for pictures!