Summer Ensemble programs 2019
We are excited to be able to offer our 4th Annual Summer Ensemble Program to BSM students! This unique opportunity is designed to let students experience all different styles of music as well as rehearse and perform with talented professional instrumentalists. This year we are offering 2 tracks: Jazz & Chamber. To find out more about these two different options, see below. Can't choose? Don't worry! Students are able to sign up for both options if they would like to.
What is the Summer Ensemble Program?
This summer-long program encourages students to explore different genres and styles of music that we don't usually spend a lot of time playing over the school year. Once pieces are selected, students will work on them in their private lessons over the summer. In August, BSM students will be joined by local professional musicians to rehearse for a final concert on August 25. These rehearsals will not only be lots of fun, but will allow students to interact with talented professionals and help them grow their own musical skills through having to learn to play alongside others. This is a fantastic skill to have, and one that not many young pianists get!
Requirements for Participation:
1) Students must have taken private lessons for at least 1 year.
2) Students must be able to take at least 4 private lessons over the Summer
3) Students must be able to attend at least 1 of the 2 rehearsals with the musicians. These rehearsals for each student will be approximately 20 min.
Check out this clip from our 2016 Ensemble Showcase!
Summer Ensemble Programs 2019
Dates: June 1 - August 25, 2019
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2019
Rehearsals: Saturday August 17 & 24*, 2 PM - 5 PM
Summer Ensemble Showcase: August 25, 2019 at Timucua Performing Arts
Fees: $150 per track OR $275 if you do both.
* Rehearsals will take place at Tuskawilla United Methodist Church (Jazz track) and our home studio (Classical track). Students will sign up for a 20 minute slot.
Track 1: Jazz & Pop
Students who participate in the Jazz & Pop Ensemble Program will get to work on music from old jazz classics to pop tunes heard on the radio today. They will learn how to navigate the more complex rhythm and chords of this type of music as well as try their hand at some improvising! Joining BSM students to form their Jazz Combo will be a drummer, bass guitarist, and trumpet player!
Track 2: Chamber
The Chamber track will cater to students wanting to study classical music written for piano trio (piano, violin, and cello), various soundtrack and broadway arrangements, or some pop tunes. BSM students will learn invaluable listening and timing skills and they learn to adapt and sync with the professional violinist and cellist that will be joining us for our rehearsals and final concert!