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About the Young Artists Division COMMUTER
Young Artists Division Commuter 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, listening skills, leadership and confidence. The young artists will also receive masterclasses, 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 DATES
|TBA||Workshop registration opens|
|April 24||Workshop registration deadline|
|May 18 & May 25||Student placement audition days|
|June 17||Tuition balance due|
|June 17||No tuition refunds after this date|
|July TBA||Student packet & t-shirt pick up|
|July 8||First day of the Young Artists Division Commuter|
|July 20||Final performances in Bates Recital Hall – FREE Admission!|
2019 Workshop Handbook
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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, etc.
- Performance opportunities
- Masterclasses & daily presentations by 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
- Concerts will take place in Bates Recital Hall
- Keep your schedules open from 12:00pm – 6:00pm this afternoon
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.
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.