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Summer Conservatory

July 16 - 27, 2018

Recommended for musicians ages 6-14!


GSYO invites members and non-members to participate in the acclaimed Golden State Youth Orchestra 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!

The Summer Conservatory will conclude with an evening concert on July 27, 7:00pm.

All programs are weekdays, Monday – Friday; students participate both weeks. 

Dr. Ondine Young joins the faculty as the Director of the Beginning Orchestra and Intermediate Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Young is an accomplished conductor and educator. Dr. Young studied violin/viola/choral/orchestral conducting/performance practice at the University of California Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara; and earned a doctoral degree at the University of Southern California in choral conducting and early music performance.

Assistant Conductor and Director of Winds Debra Gardner returns as the conductor of Chamber Winds. Ms. Gardner received Bachelor’s degrees in Clarinet Performance and Recording Arts from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she studied under Loren Kitt, Principal Clarinetist of the National Symphony. From there, she went on to Chicago to receive her M.M. in Clarinet Performance from DePaul University, where she studied under Larry Combs, Principal Clarinetist of the Chicago Symphony.

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) 665-9046.

*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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