2017 Academy Chamber Program 

2017 BSO ACADEMY WEEK June 24 – July 1, 2017

CHAMBER PROGRAM

The Academy Chamber Program appeals to a wide range of adult musicians – from those who are interested in trying chamber music maybe for the first time to advanced players seeking a week-long intensive experience focusing exclusively on chamber ensemble playing through the Full Chamber Program. For all participants, the Academy Chamber Program provides adult musicians with opportunities to evolve into more advanced chamber musicians.

The Chamber Program offers two unique chamber experiences with BSO musicians, which can be tailored to suit the interests of the participant and desired intensity level:

  1. ACADEMY CHAMBER MUSIC
    Participants enrolled in Academy Chamber Music rehearse and perform in one ensemble, quartet-sized or larger, with a BSO musician serving as the group’s coach, but also as a playing member of the ensemble.

    For example, an Academy string quartet could include two adult participants on violin, one on viola, and a BSO musician playing the cello part! This experience includes four 1.5 hour rehearsals and a public performance.

  2. ACADEMY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (ACO)*
    Led by BSO Concertmaster and accomplished conductor Jonathan Carney, the Academy Chamber Orchestra offers participants the opportunity to diversify their orchestral experiences and learning by playing repertoire for a smaller orchestra.

    Unlike the full orchestra in the Orchestral Program, the ACO only has BSO musicians playing principal positions in the violin (Violin I and Violin II), viola, and cello sections. This experience includes one sectional, four 1.5 hour rehearsals, and a public performance.

2017 ACADEMY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA REPERTOIRE*
Jonathan Carney, conductor 

MOZART, Le nozze di Figaro Overture
SCHUBERT, Symphony No. 3 in D, D.200
BEETHOVEN, Symphony No. 7, Op. 92

*Repertoire is subject to change.


CHAMBER PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
For musicians who are interested in an intensive experience focusing exclusively on chamber ensemble playing (without any participation in the Orchestral Program full orchestra), there are a few options to play chamber works at the BSO Academy.

The FULL CHAMBER PROGRAM includes:

  • CHAMBER MUSIC: Four 1.5 hour rehearsals and a public performance in a small ensemble quartet-size or larger with a BSO musician serving as a musician and coach
  • CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (ACO): One 1.5 hour sectional, four 1.5 hour rehearsals, and a public performance in the Academy Chamber Orchestra led by BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney with BSO musicians serving as principal players the in violin (1st violin and 2nd violin), viola, and cello sections
  • Enriching lectures from leading specialists about issues facing professional and non-professional musicians alike (previous topics have included performance anxiety and injury prevention)
  • Instrument masterclasses led by BSO musicians to focus on solo repertoire, performance techniques, instrument-specific topics, and more
  • Participation in the Academy String Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Double Reed Ensemble, or Percussion Ensemble as additional performance opportunities included in tuition
  • Availability of a partial to full tuition refund in the event of an emergency (see REFUND POLICY below)

Visit the General Information page to learn about scholarship and financial assistance options.


CHAMBER PROGRAM ABBREVIATED OPTIONS

The Academy Chamber Program also has additional options for chamber musicians who want to participate in the Academy Week without committing to the Full Chamber Program schedule, intensity level, or tuition cost: 

CHAMBER MUSIC ONLY
The Chamber Music Only option is perfect for participants who are only interested in playing in a chamber ensemble with no additional components of the BSO Academy Week. This option only includes four 1.5 hour rehearsals with a small ensemble quartet-size or larger with a BSO musician serving as a musician and coach and one public performance. Unfortunately we are not able to accept percussionists for this option.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (ACO) ONLY
The Chamber Orchestra (ACO) Only option is perfect for participants who are only interested in playing in the Academy Chamber Orchestra with no additional components of the BSO Academy Week. This option only includes one 1.5 hour sectional, four 1.5 hour rehearsals, and a public performance in the Academy Chamber Orchestra led by BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney.

CHAMBER PROGRAM EXPRESS
Chamber Express is a combination of Chamber Music Only and Chamber Orchestra Only options, providing participants with a slightly more robust schedule and two distinct chamber ensembles experiences at a lower tuition level.

Chamber Program Express includes:  

    • CHAMBER MUSIC: Four 1.5 hour rehearsals and a public performance in a small ensemble quartet-size or larger with a BSO musician serving as a musician and coach
    • CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (ACO): One 1.5 hour sectional, four 1.5 hour rehearsals, and a public performance in the Academy Chamber Orchestra

*These rates include limited transportation to and from Academy activities from central locations on the Academy campus, digital recordings of all Academy performances, and professional photography documenting the week. The Chamber Music Only, Chamber Orchestra Only, and Chamber Express options do not include meals or any other features mentioned in the Full Chamber Program description.   

Visit the General Information page to learn about scholarship and financial assistance options.


CHAMBER ELECTIVES FOR ORCHESTRAL PROGRAM FULL SESSION PARTICIPANTS

Musicians in the Orchestral Program Full Session have two options to participate in a chamber ensemble during the Academy Week: 

ORCH. PROGRAM CHAMBER MUSIC ELECTIVE
The Chamber Music Elective is for Orchestral Program who would like to play chamber music in addition to the components of the Orchestral Program with an additional tuition cost. This option includes four 1.5 hour rehearsals with a small ensemble quartet-size or larger with a BSO musician serving as a musician and coach and one public performance.

ORCH. PROGRAM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA ELECTIVE
The Chamber Orchestra Elective is for Orchestral Program who would like to play in the Academy Chamber Orchestra in addition to the components of the Orchestral Program with an additional tuition cost. This option includes one 1.5 hour sectional, four 1.5 hour rehearsals, and a public performance in the Academy Chamber Orchestra led by BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney


PROGRAM ADD-ONS AVAILABLE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

Private Lessons (1 hour): Participants take up to four private lessons with BSO members of their choosing to work on solo, chamber, or orchestral repertoire.

Solo With Piano Rehearsal & Performance: Participants rehearse and perform a solo piece with pianist and BSO violist Mary Woehr

Parking: Purchasing a parking pass is a convenient option for commuters or participants who would like to avoid street parking or high daily parking rates at hotels. The BSO Garage (1311 Cathedral Street) is half a block away from JMSH and the JMSH Academy Shuttle stop.


REFUND POLICY BSO Academy Week tuition and fees are non-refundable except in the case of a medical emergency or other extreme circumstance as determined by the BSO Director of Engagement & Education Programs. Approved refunds are only available to Orchestral Program Full Session and Full Chamber Program participants. Please note that the $50 application fee is non-refundable. After June 1, the $500 tuition deposit cannot be refunded for any reason. No reduction in fees can be made for late arrival or early departure.

 The BSO Academy is supported in part by funding from:

Mellon Foundation

 

The BSO Academy Week Chamber Track receives additional support from the Associated Chamber Music Players.

Questions? Contact us at: 
academy@bsomusic.org │(410) 783-8051