2018 REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 15th
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About the Summer Workshop Primary Division
For elementary students, ages 7 – 10. Students will work with amazing faculty who will instill musicianship, internal rhythm, listening skills, leadership and confidence while having fun and meeting long lasting friends!
NOTE TO PARENTS BEFORE ENROLLING:
ALL Primary Division students are REQUIRED to attend ALL days of the workshop to participate, including the final concert on Saturday, July 21. No exceptions.
All instruments are accepted and welcome in the program; however, we do ask that students have a minimum of one year of private instruction and be able to read music before enrolling. If you have any questions about this please contact Jeni Gossard, Director of Education, before enrolling.
The Primary Division is a commuter/day workshop. No residential (overnight) option is available.
Primary Division runs from JULY 9 – 21, 2018
The division is divided into 2 options that parents can sign up for:
Option 1: Half Day Workshop runs from 8:30am – 1:10pm (Monday-Friday)
- Final concert: Saturday, July 21 at 10:00am in Bates Recital Hall. Keep your schedules open from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Options 2: Full Day Workshop runs from 8:30am – 5:00pm (Monday-Friday)
- Early pick up: Thursday, July 19 parents will be asked to pick up students between 1:10-1:50pm
- Final concert day: Saturday, July 21 at 10:00am in Bates Recital Hall. Keep your schedules open from 9:00am to 12:30pm. Students will be performing multiple times during this concert.
University of Texas at Austin
Sarah & Ernest Butler School of Music
2406 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, TX 78712
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO FREE PARKING ON CAMPUS. Parents will receive UT parking options and student drop off & pick up instructions prior to the start of the workshop.
- Chamber music coaching (all students will be placed in 2 different chamber ensembles)
- Large ensemble experience
- Music appreciation
- Daily presentations by artists-in-residence and workshop faculty
- Musical & rhythmical games and activities
- Afternoon pool days (Full Day Workshop students only)
- FREE admission to select Festival Concerts
Placement auditions are for chamber ensemble placement only. Once the online registration and tuition is taken care of students have secured their place in the workshop. In order to place students into the right ensembles we need to meet and hear them! Any questions regarding whether your child is ready for chamber music contact the Director of Education before registering.
Two audition dates available:
Saturday, May 19
Saturday, May 26
Armstrong Community Music School, 404 Camp Craft Road
Students will be asked to prepare 2 contrasting solos/etudes of their choice (1 slow and musical / 1 faster and technical). Portions of piece, movement or etude are fine. Both selections should be approximately 1 minute in length. Younger and less advanced students can do shorter pieces by 2 different composers. All students will also be asked to do sight-reading.
Set up an audition time:
Contact the Director of Education
My child plays two instruments…
Students may audition on 2 instruments (they are placed in 2 chamber ensembles during the workshop) as long as they have been playing for at least one year on both instruments. Students will be required to prepare audition materials on both instruments. When registering put down both instruments and other information that is asked.
Need based financial aid is available to families in need. ACMC’s goal is to offer all students the opportunity to participate in the workshop regardless of financial background. Contact the Director of Education for an application starting February 15.
Tuition fees & registration deadline
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Can my child be considered if under age seven?
If your child is age five or six and you want them to be considered for the chamber workshop please contact the Director of Education.