Parramatta 3-day Orchestral Workshop

Talented young musicians have the opportunity to be mentored by the SSO Fellows in a pop-up music camp held in the September school holidays. Presented in partnership with the Mercy Music and Performance Academy Parramatta.

The workshop is based around the formation of a student orchestra and the SSO Fellows and includes the preparation of large orchestral works through rehearsals, sectionals and masterclasses. Students will be inspired by playing alongside their SSO Fellow mentors and concludes with a free concert for family and friends.

Applications are open to student musicians from Years 4 to 12 (aged 9 to 18) who play the following orchestral instruments to the approximate Grade level or above, as listed below:

Strings
Violin – AMEB Grade 6
Cello – AMEB Grade 5
Viola & Double Bass – AMEB Grade 4

Woodwind
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon – AMEB Grade 4

Brass
French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba – AMEB Grade 4

Percussion
Timpani, Orchestral Percussion – AMEB Grade 4

General Information

DATES & VENUE
Wednesday 27–Friday 29 September, 10am-3.30pm
Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta, Victoria Rd, North Parramatta

Participation Fee: $150

Note: It is expected that participants will be available for all days of the workshop. The participation fee is only payable once the student has been accepted into the workshop.

APPLICATIONS
To apply, complete the online application form by midnight Monday 14 August, 2017.

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WHAT TO EXPECT
During the multi-day workshops, students will participate in instrumental section tutorials mentored by the SSO Fellows. They will study orchestral parts focusing on aspects of musicianship such as posture, intonation, articulation, ensemble playing and interpretation. The students and SSO Fellows then come together to rehearse as a whole orchestra, finishing off with a free concert for family and friends.

MUSIC
Repertoire is selected after the applications close and parts will be sent to successful participants in advance of the weekend so they have time to practice.

WHAT TO BRING
Successful applicants will need to bring their own instrument (except percussionists), music, music stand, pencil & eraser. Bring your own lunch, morning/afternoon tea, and water bottle.

TRANSPORT
Successful applicants will need to make their own arrangements for transport to and from the workshop venue on all days.

For more information contact education@sydneysymphony.com or call (02) 8215 4652.

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