ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 14TH!
Young Artists Division COMMUTER program runs from JULY 8 – 20, 2019
The Young Artists Division Commuter is a day workshop, not residential (overnight). Open to musicians ages 11 – 18 with intermediate to advanced proficiency. Students will work with amazing faculty who will instill musicianship, improve listening and verbal skills, spark leadership and boost confidence. The young artists will also receive masterclasses, small ensemble coaching sessions, performance opportunities, and presentations from guest artists from around the world.
NOTE TO PARENTS BEFORE ENROLLING:
ALL Young Artists Division students are REQUIRED to attend ALL days of the workshop to participate, including the final concerts on Saturday, July 20. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Most instruments are accepted and welcome in the program (string, woodwind, brass, guitar, piano, harp); however for younger students, 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.
2019 YOUNG ARTISTS COMMUTER IMPORTANT DATES
|December 14||Registration opens|
|April 24||Registration deadline|
|May 18 & May 25||Student placement audition days|
|June 17||Tuition balance due|
|June 17||No tuition refunds after this date|
|July 5-7||Student packet & t-shirt pick up at UT (times TBA)|
|July 8||First day of the Young Artists Division Commuter|
|July 20||Final performances in Bates Recital Hall – FREE Admission!|
Please download and READ CAREFULLY before registering for the Workshop: 2019-acmc-workshop-handbook.pdf
Workshop Location & Parking
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)
- Music Electives: Composition, creative & jazz improvisation, percussion ensemble
- Masterclasses & daily presentations by Festival artists-in-residence and workshop faculty
- FREE admission to select Festival Concerts
- Final Concerts – Saturday, July 20 at 1:00pm & 3:30pm
- ALL students will perform on BOTH chamber music concerts
- Keep your schedules open from 12:00pm – 6:00pm this afternoon
- Concerts will take place in Bates Recital Hall
General Daily Schedule -> 2019-commuter-overview.pdf
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 18
Saturday, May 25
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. Students may be asked to do sight-reading at their audition.
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.
Young Artists Division Commuter Fees
|Non-refundable deposit ($600 balance due June 17)||$350|
Parents should either pay the deposit OR full tuition, NOT both, when registering! Your workshop tuition balance will be due June 17, 2019.
No tuition refunds will be given after June 17, 2019. Deposits are non-refundable and can not be credited to any other ACMC program.
|1 Private lesson||$40|
|2 Private lessons||$80|
A lunch purchase option will be available soon.
Limited 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. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. Applications will be due April 24, 2019.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Click Here
Not finding an answer to your question? Click on the FAQ. If you’re still not finding an answer please contact the Director of Education.