Primary Division

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For elementary students, ages 6 – 10. Students will work with amazing faculty who will instill musicianship, listening skills, leadership and confidence. All instruments are welcome to participate; however, we do ask that students have at least a year of private instruction before enrolling.

Primary Division students are required to attend ALL days of the Workshop to participate, including the final concert on Saturday, July 26th. No exceptions.

Primary Division Information

Dates & Times:

JULY 14 – 26, 2014

  • Half day: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 1:10 pm
  • Full day: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Orientation meeting for parents & students: To be announced


Brentwood Christian School, 11908 N. Lamar, Austin, TX


  • Chamber music coaching (all students will be placed in 2 different chamber ensembles)
  • Movement and rhythm classes
  • Music appreciation
  • Daily Noonday Concerts by visiting artists and workshop faculty
  • Musical games
  • FREE admission to select Festival Concerts

Performance Opportunities

  • Outreach Concert (takes place during workshop hours)
  • Final Concert – Saturday, July 26 at 10:00am

Placement Auditions

Placement Audition Dates: Saturdays May 17 & May 24
Location: Armstrong Community Music School, 404 Camp Craft Rd.

Placement auditions are for chamber ensemble placements only. Once you register you have secured your place in the Workshop.

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 the audition material on both instruments. When registering just put down both instruments and other information required on the registration form.

Audition Material:
Students will be asked to prepare 2 contrasting solos/etudes of their choice (1 slow and musical / 1 faster and technical). Portions of piece or movements 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 some sight reading.

Contact Jeni Gossard, Director of Education, at (512) 454-7562 or to schedule an audition time.

Registration deadline: May 15, 2014
Registrations received after May 15 will be subject to a $20 late-registration fee.

Financial Aid

Limited need-based Scholarships available:

  • Deadline to apply: May 15, 2014
  • Contact Jeni Gossard to request an application at (512) 454-7562 or
  • No applications will be accepted after May 15

Primary Division Fees Register Here

Enrollment Options Costs
Half Day full tuition (8:30am-1:10pm) $495
Full Day full tuition (8:30am-5:00pm) $770
Non-refundable deposit (tuition balance will be due July 1st) $200

Please note that you should either pay the deposit OR full tuition…NOT both when registering! Your workshop tuition balance will be due July 1, 2014.

No tuition refunds will be given after July 1, 2014 – deposits are non-refundable. Any partial refund requests will be subject to a $20 fee.

Extra Options Costs
Daily Lunch (10 days) provided by Sweetish Hill Bakery – this option is for FULL DAY students only, half day students do not stay for lunch $100
Private Lessons (TWO lesson limit per student enrolled) $40 per 45 minute lesson

Lesson times depend on faculty availability.

Note to Half Day students: Private lessons will take place after 1:10pm (at Brentwood) and will be worked out individually as we get closer to the start of the workshop.

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