Music Horizons — a three-week program
July 8-28, 2017 (three-week program)
Petar Kodzas, director
Faculty: Spencer Phillips, bass; Christopher Haritatos, cello; Kathleen Murphy Kemp, cello; Andrew Brown, clarinet; Rachel Lauber, conducting; Jan Angus, flute; Sophia Gibbs Kim, flute; Matthew Ardizzone, guitar; Irina Lupines, piano; Chisato Eda Marling, saxophone; Jeffrey Gray, trombone; Herbert Smith, trumpet; Craig Sutherland, tuba; Elizabeth Seka, viola; Wilfredo Deglans, violin; Janet Milnes, violin; Andrea Folan, voice; Cecile Saine, voice; Maria Cristina Fava, music analysis; Alice Carli, music history; Glenn West, world music; Paul Coleman, composition; William Cahn, improvisation; Stephanie Venturino, music theory.
This internationally acclaimed program is for academically inquisitive performers, conductors and composers currently in grades 9–12 who are seriously considering a career in music.
Our highly individualized program emphasizes solo performance (strings, winds, brass, piano, organ, voice, classical guitar, harp, conducting, and composition). This program is for mature students of advanced performance levels who can work well in a focused collegiate-type environment.
The program’s main features:
- Two private lessons per week
- Weekly solo performance in Repertory Class
- Career seminar with individual interviews and great speakers
- Theory, Ear Training, History classes
- Small ensembles
- Creative Ventures: choice of either composition for non-majors, conducting for non-majors, or improvisation
Faculty: Students study with faculty members from the Eastman School of Music, Eastman Community Music School and members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Final solo performance and chamber music concerts are held in Eastman’s acoustically magnificent Kilbourn Hall and Hatch Recital Hall. All performances are recorded, and each student will have online access to a recording.
Application fee: $50 nonrefundable before April 1; $100 by April 30.
Arrive (dorm): Saturday afternoon, July 8
Orientation: Sunday, July 9 at 9 a.m. in Hatch Recital Hall
Depart (dorm): Saturday morning, July 29
Chamber Ensembles: Thursday, July 27 at 2 and 7 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall
Vocal Ensemble: Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. in Kilbourn Hall
Solo: Friday, July 28 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall
$1980 Tuition only CRN 17084 (10% discount for ECMS students enrolled both semesters)
$1617 Housing & Meals only CRN 17096
$3597 Total tuition, housing and meals
Audition video requirements (10-15 minutes of music):
Instrumentalists: etudes, sonata/concerto movement, or solo compositions representing two centuries (if possible). Percussion recordings must include snare, timpani, and keyboards.
Composers: one or two works with scores and recordings, if available.
Singers: Selections from 24 Italian Songs or equivalent; American songs by Aaron Copland, British songs by Vaughan Williams, Henry Purcell, or John Dunstable; French songs by Fauré, Debussy, Hahn, or Gounod; early Schubert songs; and folk songs by American composers (this would include spirituals, Stephen Foster, and W.C. Handy).
Conductors: A video recording of a most recent conducting (vocal or instrumental).
- Each year Music Horizons includes many international students. International students need to be completely conversant in English to take full advantage of the program.
- Applications and audition recordings will be reviewed within 48 hours of their receipt. Current ECMS students may apply without submitting a recording but do need to have their ECMS teacher send a recommendation.
- To participate fully in the experience of being part of this outstanding peer group, we recommend that any Rochester-area students stay in the Student Living Center.
Click HERE to apply
Click HERE for forms for accepted students
Read an interview with Petar Kodzas on our blog.