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Create something new and find opportunities to showcase your talent and make lasting friends. At ░─6═╝┐Ô, youÔÇÖll find faculty and mentors who are invested in your education and growth as an artist.
In the summertime, we offer specialty programming in music theory and composition; private lessons for all ages, including adult learners; and host the Sphinx OrganizationÔÇÖs Performance Academy for young string musicians.
Learn more about ░─6═╝┐ÔÔÇÖs Summer Programs for the opportunity to create, discover and collaborate with other musicians.
The , hosted by the ░─6═╝┐Ô Institute of Music (░─6═╝┐Ô), is╠řopen to ages 26 and under, and aims to promote snare drum literature. Under the new direction of Marc Damoulakis, ░─6═╝┐Ô faculty member and ░─6═╝┐Ô Orchestra principal percussionist, and Jerome LaCorte, ░─6═╝┐Ô Ensembles Manager, this annual competition will continue director Tom Sherwood's work to educate the percussion community on a wide array of snare drum repertoire, including newly commissioned works.
The competition is divided into two Divisions:
Division I -╠řThree Rounds╠ř (age 26 years old and under)
Division II╠ř- Two Rounds╠ř (age 19 years old and under)
Application deadline is April 21, 2023
First round video submissions are due May 1 2023.
Semi and Final rounds will take place live in Mixon Hall on June 10-11, 2023
Division I - $150
Division II - $125
If you have any questions, please contact Jerome LaCorte at╠řjerome.email@example.com.
Sphinx Performance Academy (SPA) is a full-scholarship intensive summer chamber music and solo performance program with a focus on cultural diversity, for string musicians ages 11-17. Curriculum includes lessons, masterclasses, recitals, career enrichment sessions, and mentorship╠ř╠řtailored to each student. SPA ░─6═╝┐Ô Institute of Music offers a chamber music and solo repertoire focus for violin, viola, and cello.
All accepted applicants for the Sphinx Performance Academy will receive a full scholarship to the program, including room and board.
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The Young Composers Program (YCP) is a one-week course offering students ages 14-19 the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of contemporary music and composition. The program is directed by ░─6═╝┐Ô's head of composition, the highly regarded composer and teacher╠řKeith Fitch. YCP helps composition students learn about the field of new music while developing creative and professional skills.
This year's YCP will be running June 16-22, 2024.
Stay tuned for the opening of this year's application!
Applicants are required to submit╠ř░─6═╝┐Ô's online application╠řand the accompanied materials listed here:
- Required scores:╠řInclude scores of 1 to 3 original works. Works ÔÇťin progressÔÇŁ are acceptable, but at least one work must be complete. Mark all scores clearly with the composerÔÇÖs name. Your score(s) will be scanned and uploaded to your online application. Please do not send original manuscriptsÔÇösend only photocopies, printouts or PDFs. The Young Composers Program is not responsible for lost or damaged scores. Scores should be appropriately legible.
- Reference letter:╠řApplicants should ask a music teacher or mentor who is familiar with their musicianship to write a brief reference letter addressing the applicantÔÇÖs talent, desire, work habits and reliability. Multiple references are allowed.╠řReference letter(s) will be submitted online along with the application.