All students participate in orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, performance classes, and the Grand Finale Concert. Students will choose no more than one Elective and may choose to participate in either or both of the Additional Activities (dependent upon age/instrument). Beginning orchestra students assigned to the ASMF Sinfonietta will participate in assigned music classes but may still participate in Private Lessons (subject to availability)
Chamber Music / Percussion Ensemble
Open to advanced students. Students are assigned to a group of two to eight players (such as string quartets, wind quintets, brass quintet, mixed ensemble of strings and winds, and percussion ensemble). Repertoire is chosen based on level and experience. All groups will meet daily for rehearsals and coachings. Preformed groups are welcome. Repertoire request may be made ahead of time. Chamber music students perform on the Student Concert on Friday, June 14th.
ATTENTION STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE CHAMBER MUSIC ELECTIVE
Enrollment in chamber music requires submission of an audition recording (CD/DVD/cassette). This recording must include a representative solo work such as a movement of a concerto or sonata (with or without accompaniment) and a three-octave scale of the student's choice. Students are encouraged to submit supporting materials, i.e. a list of works/etudes studied, to aid in their ensemble placement. Recordings must be received by May 10th; recordings submitted after this deadline may be considered if there is a need for the student's instrument. Chamber music ensembles will be formed based on faculty input by May 31st, and music will be mailed to selected participants for purposes of preparation prior to the ASMF. All efforts will be made to accomodate students interested in participating in chamber music.
(entering 10th grade or higher)
A survey of compositional principles and techniques as well as an introduction to music notation software. Participants will compose a short chamber music work which will be read by ASMF faculty, and one or more pieces may be selected by ASMF faculty for performance on the Student Concert on Friday, June 14th.
(entering 9th grade or higher)
No prior experience required. Participating students will have an opportunity to conduct and perform on the Student Concert on Friday, June 14th.
(open to all students)
Learn about the composers whose music you are playing during the week. A brief overview of composers' lives, their music, and the pieces the orchestras perform at the Grand Finale Concert.
(open to all students)
An introduction to the fundamentals of music theory, with an emphasis on key signatures, intervals, scales and triads. Sight singing and ear training included.
World Music Ensemble
(alternative string styles. Strings and drum set)
Open to percussion and intermediate/advanced strings who are interested in learning various styles of fiddle music ranging from celtic to country. Participants will perform on the Student Concert on Friday, June 14th.
All-State Etude Workshop
(limited to high school string students)
A survey of the etudes selected for the TMEA all-state orchestra auditions, including the development of practice strategies. The final session may include a mock audition (dependent upon enrollment).
$5 separate fee to be paid at the registration table on June 9th.
Any camper wishing to have a 45-minute lesson during the week of the ASMF (camp repertoire, solo literature, etc.) with the teacher of their instrument must check “Private Lessons” on their application form. Students registering for private lessons will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the faculty member's schedule can no longer accomodate additional private lessons. $30 separate fee to be paid at the registration table on June 9th.