Eastman Trumpet and Trombone Retreat at Keuka

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Eastman Trumpet and Trombone Retreat at Keuka

Registration deadline: May 1, 2018!

June 24-30, 2018 / Sunday–Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., plus some evening concerts and morning Pilates class
Rooms: Classrooms TBA / Norton Chapel (Keuka College Campus)

James Thompson, director
Faculty: James Thompson, Clay Jenkins, Mark Kellogg, Larry Zalkind, Dariusz Terefenko, Eastman School of Music
Leslie MacDonald, Pilates instructor
Guest Faculty:
Allen Vizzutti, Studio, jazz, and classical trumpetist; composer; educator in Seattle, WA
John Marcellus, Professor Emeritus – Eastman School of Music
Ralph Sauer, former Principal Trombonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Spend six days on the shore of Keuka Lake, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and vineyards, and be inspired by a world-class faculty. This program is designed for trumpet and trombone players who desire more performance (solo and ensemble) and networking opportunities; it will also benefit anyone who may need assistance and strategies to recover from injuries. A typical day will include a morning warm-up and technique class, master classes, and Pilates classes, with time to practice and relax. Participants and accompanying travel partners will enjoy a Morning Stretch class to wake up the body, release tension, and prepare for the day, as well as an afternoon Pilates for Performers class: a mind-body workout with an emphasis on breath control, posture, relaxation, and tension release (those not participating in the trumpet and trombone classes may sign up for Pilates for a reduced fee). Participants can fill their free time with winery tours, a visit to the Curtis Wright Museum, or a hike in beautiful Watkins Glen (admission to local attractions is not included in student tuition).

Begins with Faculty Concert on Sunday, June 24 at 5:00 p.m. in Norton Chapel

Participant Concerts:
Jazz Play Along: Thursday, June 28
Final Concert: Saturday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Norton Chapel

Professional Development Hours: 40

Housing and Meals
Housing: Participants staying on-campus may reserve rooms either in the Harrington Residence Hall  (single room, one twin bed per dorm room) or in a lakeside campus apartment (two single beds in each apartment, plus kitchen facilities and living room; one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments available). Both housing options have air conditioning. Participants may also opt to stay off-campus in hotels or bed and breakfasts.

Meals: Participants may purchase a dining plan for the week from the Keuka College dining hall (see meal cost below). Students staying in campus apartments can cook for themselves if desired. Please note: apartment kitchens have a refrigerator, electric stove/oven and a 4-cup coffee maker. Items such as a microwave, cooking pots, pans, utensils, plates, glassware and silverware are not provided by the college. Restaurants around Keuka Lake are also available, if one wishes to explore!

Tuition – Trumpet and Trombone Retreat:
$950 / tuition only      CRN 19202
$378 / housing in Harrington Hall      CRN 19217      
$700 / housing in campus apartment, 1-bedroom      CRN 19234
$945 / housing in campus apartment, 2-bedroom      CRN 21816                
$225 / meals only      CRN 19243

Rates are per person (except for apartment housing, which may be split between two people for the week). If two travelers will be sharing a campus apartment, please sign up for housing on one form only and include a note referencing the share on the second form. The full housing fee for shared apartments will be charged to one person only; the housing fee cannot be split when registering.

Tuition – Morning Stretch & Pilates only (for the non-performers):
$340 / tuition only      CRN 19226

How to get to Keuka College:
Please click HERE for driving directions.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Registration from noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 24, followed by Faculty Concert at 4:00 p.m.
Last scheduled activity: Final Gala Concert, Saturday, June 30, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

“The best teachers I could imagine. The diagnostic aspect was great! I loved it.” – 2017 participant

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