Orchestra at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha 

Ball State University, Muncie, IN
June 22 - 27, 2015 | Leadership Weekend Experience: June 20-22

 Orchestra students at the Music for All Summer Symposium get an exciting experience, with hands-on learning from faculty and guest artists.

Students develop skills and musicianship while working on diverse styles, from classical and jazz to pop and world music.

Download 2014 Orchestra Division Flyer

Orchestra Faculty Includes:

Douglas Droste

Symposium Orchestra Conductor
Director of Orchestras and Associate Professor of Music
Ball State Univeristy

Dean Westman

Symposium Strings Coordinator
Director of Orchestras
Avon H.S., IN

What You'll Learn

• Immerse yourself with outstanding faculty and guest artists for a hands-on experience
• Work on diverse styles
• Master classes
• String orchestra rehearsals for the week-end concerts
• Evening concerts and events

The immersive curriculum gives students the opportunity to work with guest artists whose insight and experience exemplify musical excellence. Past artists-in-residence and guest artists include: Nick Kendall, Time for Three, Barrage, the Ahn Trio, PROJECT Trio and Christian Howes.

Players of all levels of experience are challenged to learn. At the same time, students have fun building friendships with string players from across the country. They participate in master classes, ensemble rehearsals, sectionals and feature sessions. The camp includes an immersive concert experience with a guest artist and a string orchestra concert at the end of the week.

All this in the setting of the full Music for All Summer Symposium, which brings more than 1,000 high school performers together from across the country. Leadership is a theme that runs throughout the symposium, helping build strong student leaders as well as skilled musicians.

Experience something far beyond the “everyday” at the Music for All Summer Symposium!

What Do You Need to Bring?

  • Your instrument, bow, rosin, music stand, shoulder rest (for violin and viola players). Clearly label your equipment with your name, address and school. Please bring your mutes and extra strings.
  • Cello/Bass students: please bring your rock stops.
  • Comfortable clothes (shorts, jeans & shirts): please note that you will be in air conditioning for the majority of your day.
  • CONCERT BLACK for your final performance.
  • Girls: long black skirt (below the knee) or slacks are acceptable with a white blouse and black shoes.
  • Boys: Black pants, white shirt, dark colored tie, black socks and black shoes.
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