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SUMMER ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE

Registration is Closed!

If you missed the deadline, please email Dr. Laurie Hudicek (laurie.hudicek@loudounsymphony.org).

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2024 Summer Orchestral Institute.

LSYO's SUMMER ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE 2023

Sunday, July 23 - Friday, July 28, 2023

Location

 

Smart's Mill Middle School

850 N. King Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
 

Schedule

  • July 23: Opening Day

    • 5:15 PM: Check-In for Advanced and Intermediate ensembles

    • 5:30 PM: Advanced/Intermediate Rehearsals

    • 6:00 PM: Check-In for Beginning Strings, Meet-and-Greet, watch rehearsal

    • 7:00 PM: Opening concert featuring Julietta Curenton, flute; Stephen Key, oboe; and Ina Mirtcheva Blevins, piano

  • July 24-28

    • See schedule for each ensemble below​

  • July 28

    • 7:00 PM: Closing Concert​

The LSYO Orchestral Institute brings together world-class performers and young orchestral musicians from across northern Virginia for a week of music making and orchestral study. Separated into three sections, Beginning Strings, Intermediate Orchestral Program, and Advanced Orchestral Program, musicians will work with professional conductors, coaches, and performers to hone their orchestral and ensemble skills.  

This year our, Institute will begin with a rehearsal for Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras.  Beginning String Orchestra will have a meet and greet with their conductor followed by a concert by our Institute Clinicians.

Questions about our Summer Orchestral Institute can be directed to Dr. Laurie Hudicek, Director of Educational Programming and Outreach, laurie.hudicek@loudounsymphony.org.

We are thrilled to be joined by these world-class clinicians!

Intermediate Orchestral Program

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Young orchestral musicians of all ages with at least two years of experience are invited to join us for a week of orchestral music exploration and performance.

 

The week revolves around orchestra rehearsal and preparation for a final performance. In addition to the formal rehearsals and sectionals, musicians will have fun ensemble-oriented enrichment classes, and time to socialize with other musicians.

 

Current LSYO Symphonic members do not need to audition. All other musicians are required to audition prior to registration.

 

Sectional Coaches

  • Stephen Matthie, violin 

  • Stephanie Knutsen, viola 

  • Jennene Estes, cello/bass

  • McKenzie Durgin, winds/brass/percussion

Enrichment Instructors

  • Aaron Bertoglio, anything goes!

  • Sarah Geiger, rhythm/games/fiddling

  • Hayden Denesha, conducting

  • Quentin Walston, jazz

  • Huyen MacMichael, art/instrument-making

  • TJ Maistros, percussion enrichment

Schedule

  • July 23

    • 5:30 PM: Rehearsal

    • 7:00 PM: Opening Concert

  • July 24-27

    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Rehearsal and enrichment activities

  • July 28

    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Rehearsal and enrichment activities

    • TBD: Concert call time

    • 7:00 PM: Closing Concert

Listen to performances from

the 2022 Summer Orchestral Concert

Advanced Orchestral Program

Intermediate Orchestral Program

Advanced Orchestral Program

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More advanced orchestral musicians with at least four years of experience in an ensemble are invited to join us for a week-long orchestra intensive.

 

The week revolves around orchestra practice and preparation for a final performance. In addition to the formal rehearsals, musicians will be introduced to the art of conducting as well as jazz.

 

Current LSYO Philharmonic members do not need to audition. All other musicians are required to audition prior to registration.

Sectional Coaches

 

  • Stephen Matthie, violin

  • Matthew Gattuso, viola

  • Zachary Whitaker, cello/bass

  • Julietta Curenton, winds/brass

  • Stephen Key, winds/brass

  • Emilie Mitchell, percussion

Enrichment Instructors

 

  • Hayden Denesha, conducting

  • Quentin Walston, jazz

Schedule

  • July 23

    • 5:30 PM: Rehearsal

    • 7:00 PM: Opening Concert

  • July 24-27

    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Rehearsal and enrichment activities

  • July 28

    • TBD: Concert call time

    • 7:00 PM: Closing Concert

Deadlines

  • Auditions are due July 1, 2023

  • Registration due by July 15, 2023

Refund Policy

Refunds will be given as follows:

  • Before June 23: 50% tuition refund

  • No refunds will be issued on or after June 23

Tuition

 

Beginner Strings Orchestra: $500

Intermediate Orchestral Program: $500

Advanced Orchestral Program: $450

Audition Requirements

Audition Fee: $10.00

 

All musicians not currently in LSYO must audition. Musicians requiring an audition must to upload a video of their current solo piece or excerpt. While most students are accepted into the program, this will help with placement. Please note that the audition registration is 2 parts. Please do not register until you are ready to upload your video.


LSYO Philharmonic musicians and LSYO musicians wishing to participate at their current level (Symphonic = Intermediate and String = Beginner strings) do not need to audition.

 

If you are currently an LSYO member and do not require an audition, click here to register.


LSYO Symphonic musicians wishing to be considered for Advanced Orchestra must audition.


LSYO String Orchestra musicians wishing to be considered for Intermediate Orchestra must audition.


Musicians who need to audition should submit a video recording of one solo that best demonstrates technical and expressive performance ability. Please see descriptions of each level above.

Open auditions for the Summer Orchestral Institute are now closed. If you missed the deadline, please email Dr. Laurie Hudicek (laurie.hudicek@loudounsymphony.org).

Location

Smart's Mill Middle School
850 N. King Street
Leesburg, VA 20176

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advanced

Sponsor our Summer Orchestral Institute

Does music matter to you?  We invite you to support our young musicians who will be participating in the Summer Orchestral Institute.  Click here to download a sponsorship form.  Payments must be received by July 1, 2022 to be included in the program.

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Listen to performances from

the 2023 Summer Orchestral Concert

Beginning String Orchestral Program

Advanced Orchestral Program

Intermediate Orchestral Program

Beginning String Orchestral Program

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Beginning string musicians of all ages with at least one year of private or ensemble experience are invited to join us for a week of ensemble music exploration and performance.

 

The week revolves around orchestra rehearsal and preparation for a final performance. In addition to the formal rehearsals and sectionals, musicians will have fun ensemble-oriented enrichment classes, learn audition skills and instrument care, and have time to socialize with other musicians.

 

Current LSYO String Orchestra members do not need to audition. All other musicians are required to audition prior to registration. 

Sectional Coaches

  • Kiersten Dickerson, violin

  • Jennene Estes, viola/cello/bass

Enrichment Instructors

  • Aaron Bertoglio, anything goes!

  • Sarah Geiger, rhythm/games/fiddling

  • Hayden Denesha, conducting

  • Quentin Walston, jazz

  • Huyen MacMichael, art/instrument-making

Schedule

  • July 23

    • 6:00 PM: Check-In for Beginning Strings, Meet-and-Greet

    • 7:00 PM: Opening Concert

  • July 24-27

    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Rehearsal and enrichment activities 

  • July 28

    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Rehearsal and enrichment activities

    • ​TBD: Concert call time

    • 7:00 PM: Closing Concert

Beginning Strings
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