Summer Academy in Music

Prepare for an education or a career in Music through Vocal, Chamber, Guitar and Computer Music intensives. Enhance sight reading, understand solfege, develop ensemble performance skills, explore advances in music technology and improve musicality. Training may include Instrument Care, Audition Preparation, Conducting, Eurhythmics and Composition.

Intensive Age Date Time Registration
        Overnight Commuter
Computer Music Programming 14-19 July 7 - 19 10am - 4pm $2,200 $800
Chamber Music Festival 12-19 July 15 - 19 10am - 4pm $1,175 $500
Guitar Intensive 14-19 July 15 - 19 10am - 4pm $1,175 $500
Vocal Music Festival 14-19 August 4 - 16 10am - 4pm $2,200 $800

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Computer Music Programming
Learn music making using digital sources. Work with instructors 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

Guitar Intensive
Provides 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. The intensive is ideal for serious classical, rock and jazz guitar students. Registered students must submit an audition for placement and ensemble selection. Auditions may be submitted to via a secure video sharing website.

Chamber Music Festival
Offers aspiring young instrumentalists one of the most unique and rewarding musical experiences available in Southern California. Under the direction of the award-winning Trio Céleste - Ensemble-in-Residence at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine - week-long intensive features daily coaching sessions, specialized professional seminars focusing on topics such as instrument care, rehearsal technique, performance enhancement, using music for positive change, eurhythmics and ear training, and much more. Registered students must audition for placement and ensemble selection. Auditions will take place March 15-16, 2014. Audition details will be emailed upon registration.

Vocal Music Festival
The Vocal Scholars Program provides vocal development for the emerging singer. Individual attention and group instruction includes work on fundamentals of alignment, breath control, voice production and performance skills, sight-reading, solfeggio and rhythm study. Movement sessions will develop a connection to musical expression and technique, and workshops will include ensemble performance, conducting and stage deportment, as well as techniques for solo and group singing, with master classes and open rehearsals. 
Registered students must submit an audition for placement and ensemble selection. Auditions may be submitted to via a secure video sharing website.

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Nearly 30 young musicians were coached in the 2013 Summer Academy in Music in Chamber, Guitar and Vocal Music intensives. They worked on their sight reading, theory, performance technique and musicality. Visit our Facebook page for pictures of the students in their one-on-one coaching sessions, group practices and performances.

Click here for the 2013 Summer Academy in Music photo album!