Eastman Cello Institute — a three-week program

INS 417
Eastman Cello Institute

Extended application deadline: May 1, 2018

July 1-21, 2018 / Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (plus some evening activities and concerts)
Rooms: ESM 404, ESM 514, ESM 442, Ciminelli Formal Lounge

Faculty: Alan Harris, Eastman School of Music; Kathleen Kemp, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Cora Swenson Lee, Boston Baroque
Guest faculty:  TBA

A three-week seminar designed to give advanced cellists the opportunity to intensively study the craft of cello playing. Students will receive multiple weekly lessons in addition to daily classes in cello technique and orchestral repertoire. Special topics classes include wellness and injury prevention, designed to cultivate longevity at the instrument. Bi-weekly performance classes and weekly recitals will give students the opportunity to perform a range of repertoire, from solo Bach to cello ensembles and duo sonatas with professional collaborative pianists; specific pieces will be determined upon acceptance to the program. Students will be working from the Alan Harris Studio Technique Book and the Eastman Orchestral Excerpts Book (free with registration).

Orientation and Cello Ensemble Session: Sunday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. in EEW 415
Faculty Concerts:
Sunday, July 8 at 3:00 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall
Saturday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall
Participant Concerts:
Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall
Friday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall
Friday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall
Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Orientation, Sunday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. in EEW 415
Last scheduled activity: Participant Concert, Saturday, July 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Professional Development Hours: 100
$4,830 / 3 credits           CRN 19037
$2,000 / noncredit          CRN 19023

“Learned a lot of new rep because of the amount of practice time available. Really enjoyed daily technique classes and orchestra rep. Three lessons a week truly helped me get the intensive training I wanted!” – 2017 participant

Please email the following to summer@esm.rochester.edu by April 3, 2018:

    • One movement of solo Bach
    • One movement of a standard concerto
    • One movement of a sonata (with piano strongly recommended)
    • One orchestral excerpt
  • No application fee through April 3; $50 application fee after April 3

Click HERE to apply

Read our blog: Sound, Mind and Body: Alan Harris’ New Summer Cello Institute