The Festival Orchestra is designed for advanced string students aged 14+ who want to improve their skills as soloists, chamber musicians and ensemble players.
Participants will explore baroque, classical and traditional orchestra music as well as new solo, etude/technical, ensemble and chamber music repertoire. Students may participate in a string orchestra, chamber ensemble, Masterclasses, private lessons, and other musical activities. An advanced Baroque Ensemble will be available by audition only.
The Festival Strings Program schedule is daily from 8:30-1:30 pm with private lessons and other small group activities scheduled for the late afternoon and early evening.
Your day at YES Academy will include the following activities:
Master classes by instrument and sectional rehearsals
String literature class and guided listening in traditional and alternative repertoire
Career advising sessions for advanced students
Optional training in conducting, string instrument methods and teaching