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28th annual

SUMMER MUSIC CAMP

The Elements: Earth, Wind, Water and Fire

June 13-17, 2022
Bearden High School
8352 Kingston Pike

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2022 SUMMER MUSIC CAMP APPLICATION

 

PURPOSE

Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Summer Music Camp provides an engaging and fun atmosphere for students to gain ensemble experience, interact in elective classes, and participate in great music making. We aim to improve each student’s level of performance by focusing on ensemble technique and skills. Accepting applicants from beginning levels to the most advanced, students are assigned to ensembles based on musical experience. We strive to create a healthy environment where the focal point is effective learning, not seating or placement.

ENSEMBLES

♪ PRELUDE: Introduction to orchestral playing. Excellent opportunity for beginner students and for students with little orchestral experience. Recommended for new students auditioning for the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestras in August 2022.

Open to string students with basic understanding of set-up, posture and technique. Students should have basic knowledge of note-reading and rhythm training. Minimum of at least one year of individual instrument studies required.

Average age: 6-12.

Prelude Schedule

 

♪ OVERTURE: Students with limited orchestral experience. Excellent opportunity for students to sharpen their ensemble skills while learning new music. Recommended for new and returning students auditioning for the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestras in August 2022.

Open to string students who have established a good set-up, posture and technique. Students must be fluent in note-reading and rhythm. Minimum of at least one year of orchestral experience required.

Average age: 9-14.

Overture Schedule

 

♪ INTERMEZZO: Excellent opportunity for experienced students to perform at a higher level.

Open to string students who excel in note-reading, rhythm and are comfortable with shifting. Students should have experience using vibrato. Members of this ensemble are most likely participating in weekly private lessons. Minimum of at least three years of orchestral experience required.

Average age: 11-16.

Intermezzo Schedule

 

♪ FINALE: Students with advanced orchestral experience. Excellent opportunity for students to perform challenging repertoire at a high artistic quality alongside University of Tennessee students, KSYO alumni, KSO members and staff. Recommended for students auditioning for the most advanced ensembles of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestras in August 2022.

Open to advanced string students producing a mature and controlled tone with accuracy in higher positions, off-string bowings and vibrato. Members of this ensemble are actively attending weekly private lessons. Private instructor may be contacted for reference. Students may be asked to to audition since enrollment to this ensemble is limited. Minimum of five years of orchestral experience required.

Average age: 14-18. (Students must be at least 12 years old)

 Finale Schedule

 

♪ WIND ENSEMBLE: Woodwind, Brass and Percussion students with concert band or orchestral experience. Excellent opportunity to be trained by members of Appalachia: A Southeastern Wind Symphony.

Open to woodwind, brass and percussion students who excel in note-reading and rhythm. Members of this ensemble can produce a characteristic sound and have a basic understanding of posture and technique. Minimum of at least two years of band experience required.

NOTE: THIS ENSEMBLE IS CONTINGENT UPON STUDENT ENROLLMENT.

Average age: 12-18.

Wind Ensemble Schedule

 

HOW TO JOIN

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2022 SUMMER MUSIC CAMP APPLICATION

PARTICIPATION FEE: $125.00 per student
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 3, 2022
PAYMENT DEADLINE: Monday, June 6, 2022
Payment made after the deadline will NOT guarantee enrollment in Summer Music Camp.

QUESTIONS/MORE INFORMATION:
Kathy Hart, KSYOA Manager and Conductor/Summer Music Camp Manager
[email protected] | 865-680-8125

Mario Lopez, KSO Director of Education and Community Partnerships
[email protected] | 865-521-2305