SUMMER 2020 INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY
MASON CHAMBER MUSIC INTENSIVE
For the more advanced violin, viola, cello, and piano student who is looking for an enhanced small chamber ensemble experience, our new Chamber Music Intensive is for you! Work with Mason School of Music professors and guest artists in two different chamber ensembles, receive daily coachings, and enjoy special masterclasses. A final performance will complete the week!
Ages: 13-18 years
Dates: July 8-12, 2019
Times: 9:00 a.m.-4:00p.m. (M-F)
Tuition: $555 ($53 initial application fee*)
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
*Registrants will be charged an initial $53 application fee. If approved after the audition, the tuition balance will be auto-charged on June 22nd. Otherwise, you will be refunded $50 from the application fee.
An Aftercare option is available for this program from 4-6 pm for $90/week, located in Mason’s Performing Arts Building and staffed by the Academy’s Summer Staff. After registering for this program (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for “Aftercare”, choose the corresponding week, and add to your cart – or Register Here separately.
- Each participant will be in two different ensembles
- Ensembles will receive a daily coaching with a faculty member
- Guest artists will present master classes on special topics
- Participants will participate in stretch sessions designed to prevent overuse injuries
- The Gunston Trio will perform an opening concert
- All groups will perform on the Friday final concert
AUDITION/ PLACEMENT INFORMATION
A successful audition is required to participate in this program. In-person auditions are highly recommended. The in-person audition date is Saturday, April 27, 2019, and will take place at the Mason Community Arts Academy building near the Mason Fairfax campus. If you are not available on the audition date, you may submit audition material to via YouTube video by June 15th. Simply email June Huang a link to the YouTube video and include the students name. For consideration of auditions past the deadline, please contact the Program Director at email@example.com.
See Audition Requirements
Please prepare for the following:
2-3 octave major and minor scale
2 contrasting excerpts that best demonstrate your ability (total time less than 5 minutes)
Sightreading (in-person audition only)
The following pieces are meant to be guidelines for the minimum skill level expected: (Note: they are NOT required to be used for the audition.)
Violin: Vivaldi Concerto in A minor RV 356
Viola: Telemann Concerto in G Major
Cello: Vivaldi Double Concerto
Piano: Clementi Sonatinas op. 36 no. 1-3
Registrants will be contacting via email to arrange their audition day & time – good luck!
Director: June Huang, Mason School of Music Professor
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about Ms. Huang
An active performer in the Washington, DC area, she has performed with the National Philharmonic, Harrisburg Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Wolf Trap Orchestra, Washington Ballet Orchestra, and Amadeus Orchestra. She is a frequent chamber music collaborator and has appeared in concerts with the Staunton Music Festival, Red Lodge Music Festival, Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia, and Virginia Virtuosi. A specialist on the baroque violin, Ms. Huang plays and records with Opera Lafayette, Four Nations, REBEL Baroque Orchestra and Mannheim Rocket. Leadership positions have included concertmaster of the Washington Bach Consort and the National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra.
Prof. Huang is a passionate teacher and has a strong interest in furthering the field of violin pedagogy. She is a guest clinician at many camps, schools, workshops and clinics. A teacher certified by the Suzuki Association of the Americas and a recipient of a research grant from the Levine School of Music, she visited Matsumoto and studied violin pedagogy with Dr. Suzuki.
Prof. Huang founded and directed the String Camp/Strings Plus at Levine Music in Washington DC for 26 years.
Other Instructors TBA
Guest Artist: Gunston Trio (June Huang violin, Gerald Fowkes cello, John Healey piano)
- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for summer programs.
- All students will receive a Chamber Music Intensive Welcome Letter 2019 via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including drop off, pick up, what to bring, etc. Feel free to call the Academy office with questions at 703-993-9889.
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Special thanks to our program supporter:
To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.