This is a playing/reading workshop. There are no master classes. Everyone participates in the program each day.
- There are daily assignments for groups of three to ten players, with a different group of players and different instrumentation each day (e.g., a week for string players might be as follows: string trio, strings with winds, strings with piano, string quartet, string sextet).
- Each group is given two to five pieces of music to fit their instrumentation. One piece is recommended as selection for presentation at afternoon/evening concert.
- Each group plays through all music, then selects one movement (cut to approximately five minutes) to play for afternoon/evening program.
- Coach is assigned (each coach covers two groups)
- Rehearsals are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with a mid-morning break and break for lunch.
- Program each afternoon from 4 p.m.to dinner, and after dinner until about 8 p.m. Hear parts of 20 or so different pieces.
- Freelancing: noon, during dinner break and after evening concert. Get together a group and play what you want to play -- music available from library (over 10,000 titles). No music may be kept out overnight.
- Evenings in dorm lounge: 9:30 to ? Bring something to drink, and get to know the other participants.
- Wednesdays are a shortened day, and allow some rest and a greater opportunity for other recreation and dining.
- Fridays are the last day of the workshop. After the last program, there is a small party in the dorm lounge arranged by and paid for by the attendees. Spouses often join in for this final event.
- Music library of over 10,000 titles
- Practice rooms, lockers, and stands provided
- Loaner instruments may be available -- please contact us.
- Housing will be in Redwood or Sunset Hall dorms. During our sessions, television is available in the lobby. Bedding and towels are provided, but you'll need to bring extra towels, your toiletries, alarm clock, and a reading lamp.