Boulder Symphony is proud to announce its inaugural Summer Festival - a week of classes and performances in collaboration with Boulder Music Institute and Flatirons Strings Academy.
Who is it for?
The Summer Festival is a training course for aspiring string players and vocalists seeking to hone their skills in string ensemble playing and vocal performance practice in a supportive environment. The course is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their performing skills to a high level.
Dates and Location
Classes will be held from June 25-29, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Boulder.
Two performances will also take place at First Presbyterian on June 29 and 30, with additional performances occurring on Pearl Street Mall on June 29 and 30 as well.
The schedule of classes is organized to give the same amount of teaching time and performance opportunities to all participants. Each participant performs in daily coaching and masterclasses, and several times in concerts at the end of the week. In addition there are group sessions in Alexander Technique, performance psychology, and movement. with daily coachings and workshops and provides them with an intense but highly supportive atmosphere.
The Festival assembles a team of expert coaches with complementary skills and a passionate interest in the development of young musicians. 2018 Faculty includes:
- Keynes Chen
- Rosemary Box
- Charles Lee
- Devin Patrick Hughes
- Allan Armstrong
- Cherity Koepke
- Molly Kittle
Faculty Headshots and Bios coming soon!
Tuition for the 2018 Summer Festival is $1,000 for the full week. This will include at least 2 individual and/or group coachings and guided rehearsals, one public masterclass, all workshops, and performances. It will also include possible field trips, speakers, Q&A sessions, and some snacks. A limited number of need-based scholarships are also available. If you are interested in a scholarship please complete the scholarship application form, found here (link), by April 6, 2018.
Those interested in participating in the Summer Festival must complete the application form, found here (link), including uploading 2-3 solo recordings of contrasting pieces. For instrumentalists these selections can be excerpts from from chamber, orchestral, or solo repertoire. For vocalists this can be or 2-3 arias and/or art songs in at least 2 languages.
Must be recorded in the last 18 months.
The closing date for applications is April 6, 2018.