2015 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. Students registering for the Chamber Music Festival, Guitar Intensive or Vocal Music Intensive must submit an audition video and personal statement upon registration.

Computer Music Programming
The combination of music and computers creates fascinating new possibilities. By the end of the class they'll have a broad understanding of how computer music programs work as a tool for musicians and composers and they'll be prepared to continue with adventurous computer music projects of their own. No prior instrumental ability or programming experience is required, just a strong interest in learning about music and computers.

Age: 14 – 19

Date: July 6 – 17, 2015

Time: 10am – 4pm

Overnight Registration: $2,350

Commuter Registration: $800

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: June 29, 2015

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. Students must submit an audition video for placement and ensemble selection upon registration.

Age: 14 – 19

Date: August 3 – 14, 2015

Time: 10am – 4pm

Overnight Registration: $2,350

Commuter Registration: $800

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: July 27, 2015

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 - this two-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. Students must submit an audition video for placement and ensemble selection.

Age: 12 – 19

Date: July 6 – 17, 2015

Time: 10am – 4pm

Overnight Registration: $2,350

Commuter Registration: $800

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: June 1, 2015

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 video for placement and ensemble selection upon registration.

Age: 14 – 19

Date: August 3 – 14, 2015

Time: 10am – 4pm

Overnight Registration: $2,350

Commuter Registration: $800

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: July 27, 2015

Auditions and Personal Statements

Audition videos may be uploaded to a secure video sharing site and then you may provide us the link to your video. Personal Statements must be no more than one (1) page in length and should speak to your goals as a musician, what you hope to gain from this intensive, why music is important to you etc. These statements may be pasted into the text box provided on the registration page. Materials will be reviewed, following which we will confirm your enrollment.

Guitar Intensive - Videos must be no more than three (3) minutes in length and must include at least one song - Classical or Contemporary. 

Chamber Music Festival - Videos must be no more than ten (10) minutes in length and should demonstrate your musicality and skill level. Additional in-person auditions will take place June 6, 2015 with Trio Céleste to give them the chance to meet you and hear you play. Audition details will be emailed upon registration.

Vocal Music Intensive - Videos must be no more than three (3) minutes in length and must include at least one song - Classical or Contemporary.

For more information and to register click on the link below:

http://outreach.arts.uci.edu/music