Jr Session (Grades 6‑8)

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June 21-27, 2020

Junior Session is for students completing grades 6-8. Students completing grade 5 may attend as a commuter.

The week culminates in performances by all the performing ensembles on Saturday, June 27, 2020, beginning at 9am in various spaces on campus. Details will be sent out prior to the date, and friends and family are welcome to attend.

Registration for 2020 will open in January.

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Class Offerings

Band, Orchestra, or Choir

Each student chooses one of these as their main performance area and attends rehearsals twice daily.

Sectionals

Polish music rehearsed in the major performing ensembles through these small group learning opportunities. Students will be grouped by similar instruments (winds, brass, strings, percussion, etc.) or similar voice range.

Instrument or Voice Group Lessons

Educators work with specific instrument and voice groups (flutes, clarinets, trumpets, etc.) to give practical advice on technique, tone, warmups, and style.

Class Electives to be announced in January 2020.

Sample Daily Schedule

Morning:

7am Breakfast (residential campers only)
8am Band, orchestra, and choir rehearsal
9:05am Notes & Beyond or Songwriting for choir students;
Choir for Instrumentalists or Music in Animation for band and orchestra students
10:10am Sectional rehearsal
11:15am Arts in Performance

Afternoon:

12:05pm Lunch for all campers
1:20pm Band, orchestra, and choir rehearsal
2:25pm Group learning by instrument or voice part
3:30pm Class elective
4:30pm Pickup time for commuter campers,
Recreational activities with counseling staff
5pm Dinner

Evening:

6pm Recreational activities with counseling staff
7:15pm Daily floor meeting and counselor check-in
8pm Evening concerts
9:30pm Counselor check-in at dormitory
10pm Lights out

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