SUMMER ACADEMY IN MUSIC
SUMMER ACADEMY IN MUSIC STARTS AUGUST 6
The Summer Academies in the Arts provide high school students conservatory-style immersion education and portfolio preparation through project-based learning in Dance, Digital Art, Drama, Music and Studio Art. Limited scholarships are available for qualified students. For an additional fee, qualifying high school seniors can receive college credit for participating in a Summer Academy.
Session 1: Making Music Apps
August 6 – 17, 10 am – 3:30 pm
Making Music Apps is a two-week course that introduces students to programming techniques for Apple’s popular iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) that allow for the creation of custom music apps designed for ensemble-based music-making. Students will work in teams to create a custom app, compose music for it, and present their work at the culminating event at the end of the two weeks. After completing the course, participants will be able to design and program for iOS devices using the Objective-C programming language, will understand how music can be represented and composed under the digital paradigm, and will know how to bring all such skills together to form systems for community music-making. Because it is anticipated that the participants will not consist of experienced programmers, much of the computer code will be pre-built, leaving more time for focusing on music-making ideas with the goal of creating apps that will satisfy a proof-of-concept level of completion. Recommended for high school age students. For qualifying high school students, this academy is worth two (2) college credits.
Session 2: Chamber Music Training
August 20 – 31, 9 am – 1 pm
The Chamber Music Program features a unique opportunity for young musicians to explore and perform some of the world's most beloved 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. Instructors includes violinist Iryna Krechkovsky, recent prizewinner at the Sorantin International Competition and protégé of Emerson Quartet violinist Philip Setzer, and pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks, recent graduate of The Juilliard School, and Principal Artist-in-Residence for the International Arts Mentoring Program in South Korea. Recommended for high school age students. For qualifying high school students, this academy is worth one (1) college credit.
Session 3: Vocal and Musicianship Training
August 20 – 31, 1 pm – 5 pm
Vocal development for the emerging singer. Workshop sessions include work on fundamentals of alignment, breath control, voice production and performance skills. Solo, duet and trio 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, teach musicianship skills through music reading by using unique movement techniques. Participants are strongly encourages to take Session 4 concurrently. Recommended for high school age students. For qualifying high school students, this academy is worth one (1) college credit.
Session 4: Vocal Performance Workshops
August 20 – 31, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Workshops in ensemble performance, conducting, stage deportment, techniques in solo/group singing, with master classes and open rehearsals. A final performance will feature each academy participant in concert with the Men in Blaque and guest artists. Participants are strongly encouraged to take Session 3 concurrently. Recommended for high school age students. For qualifying high school students, this academy is worth one (1) college credit.
Session 1: $800
Session 2, 3 OR 4: $500
Session 3 AND 4: $800