Summer Intensive Program: Intermediate and Senior Strings

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July 2-6 and 8-12, 2024

The Intermediate & Senior Strings Summer Intensive Program brings together young violinists, violists, cellists, and double bassists in an exciting, immersive one- or two-week program. With an emphasis on technique development and cultivation of musicianship and artistry, students can expect to significantly improve their overall level of playing!

Intermediate: RCM Level 5+ | Senior: RCM Level 9+
Participants will take part daily in technique classes, masterclasses, a string orchestra, and chamber music. They will also receive a minimum of three individual lessons and two coaching sessions with a professional pianist. Registrants must submit a repertoire list of recently studied and/or performed solo, chamber and orchestral works. Intermediate & Senior Strings students should arrive with one solo work that is prepared, and one that is a “work in progress”. PDFs of chamber music will be sent a few weeks before the beginning of the Intensive.

Registration deadline: extended to May 31, 2024
Late registrations will be accepted to June 21, 2024

Bursary application deadline: extended to May 31, 2024

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How to Register

Register online via ActiveNet

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Online registration requires payment in full. Payment by credit card will incur a 2.86% convenience fee. If you do not wish to incur this fee, please contact our office for other payment methods.

Please note that a video of a current piece and scales will be required* as part of the registration. This video is not an audition, it will be used to place students in chamber ensembles suitable to age and ability. Your registration is not complete until we have received this video. If you have difficulty uploading your video below, you may email it to [email protected].

*Returning/Current students of listed Conservatory SSI faculty are not required to provide a video.

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Fees and Deadlines

1 week: $479 + $32 application fee ($55 after registration deadline)
2 weeks: $875 + $32 application fee ($55 after registration deadline)

Registration deadline: extended to May 31, 2024
Late registrations will be accepted to June 21, 2024

Some bursary assistance may be available. Applicants must comply with all deadlines and requirements. Late applicants will not be considered for financial assistance.

Bursary application deadline: May 31, 2024.

Bursary application here

Dates and Daily Schedule

1 week: July 2-6 or 8-12
2 weeks: July 2-12, no program July 7

Classes run daily 9:00am-4:30pm with breaks and time for private practice. Each student will be assigned their own practice room.

Location

All programs will take place onsite at the Victoria Conservatory of Music (900 Johnson Street) in downtown Victoria. There are many cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores within walking distance.

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Faculty

Simon MacDonald, Artistic Director, Violin, Viola

Müge Büyükçelen, Violin, Viola

Guyonne Le Louarn, Viola (Week 1)

Roxi Dykstra, Violin/Viola (Week 2)

Brian Yoon, Cello (Week 1)

Amy Laing, Cello (Week 2)

Robert Holliston, Pianist

Jennifer Mitchell, Pianist (Week 2)

Faculty subject to change

Concerts

Final Concert, week 1
Saturday, July 6, 2:30pm | Alix Goolden Performance Hall | By donation

Pending students numbers, there may be an additional concert on Friday, July 5, 5:00pm

Final Concert, week 2
Friday, July 12, 2:30pm | Alix Goolden Performance Hall | By donation

Pending students numbers, there may be an additional concert on Friday, July 11, 5:00pm

The Fine Print

Please note: all fees must be paid in full by the registration deadline (excluding those waiting on the result of their bursary application).

Online registration requires payment in full. Payment by credit card will incur a convenience fee. If you do not wish to incur this fee, please contact our office for other payment methods.

Those awaiting acceptance (where applicable) or the results of their bursary application are encouraged to contact us directly to register.

Contact

Victoria Conservatory of Music Front Desk
250.386.5311 | [email protected]