June 17 - June 21 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Come join us for a week of everything cello! The PWSA cello choir accepts all levels of students, from intermediate to the most advanced, there is a part for everyone. You must have played in your school ensemble for two years or one year of private instruction.. We will discover all of the different types of music possible in a cello ensemble: electric, Celtic, classical, folk, and many more. During the week you will be taught by professional cellists in sectionals, cello technique classes, as well as rehearse with all cellos for a performance at the end of the week.
July 8- July 12 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM
This 5 day program will help you reclaim spontaneous musical expression. Many courses in improvisation require memorization of endless patterns and chord progressions. We will be taking a more organic approach and allow the learning to happen naturally by simply doing. Participants will discover the joys of free improvisation, structured improvisation, and improvisation in the context of learning repertoire. All instruments and all levels are welcome.
July 15- July 19 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Quartets, trios, and small ensembles is what this week is all about. Get your friends together to form a group, or let us put one together for you. Participants will be coached as a group as well as receive a private lesson daily to help work on the ensemble repertoire. There will be a performance at the end of the week. Open to violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano students.
Fee: $299 (10% discount for preformed groups)
String Sampler Camp
July 29- Aug. 2 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Designed specifically for beginning students. Participants will get a hand on approach to learning the violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano. Students will discover a new instrument every day. This is particularly helpful for students getting ready to enter their school programs in the fall.
Fee: $325 (all instruments included)
Jr./Sr. Regional Intensive Prep
Sr. Regional - Aug 5.- Aug. 9 5:30-7:30 PM
Jr. Regional - Aug. 12- Aug. 16 5:30-7:30 PM
Work with professional musicians on your audition material. We will focus on the following: prepared excerpt, scales, sight reading as well as successful audition techniques. Students will have a mock audition every day to help prepare them for the real audition.
Adult Only Ensemble
June 23- August 11 (Sunday) 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Why should the kids have all of the fun? This ensemble was created specifically for our adult students or adults who used to play and want a fun ensemble to dust off the cobwebs. Music will be arranged to allow for many different experience levels. An optional performance will be held at the end of the summer session.