AVANTI Summer MusicFest 2017 – moving young musicians forward. AVANTI enables music students to take their playing to a new level in a week-long intensive workshop coached by Detroit Symphony musicians. AVANTI also presents summer concerts of the highest caliber to Metro Detroit area audiences.
The Workshop – August 1-6, 2017
- Six-day intensive workshop coached by DSO musicians for high school music students ages 13*-18, Tuesday through Sunday, August 1-6, at Berkshire Midle School, Beverly Hills, MI. 13 year old string students will be accepted. Exceptional 13 year old wind, brass and percussion students are encouraged to apply, but must play an audition for a DSO musician prior to acceptance to ensure they are ready for the program. Call AVANTI at (734) 756-9499 for more information.
- Cost of attending the program is $375 plus an application fee of $50 ($30 for early registration by February 15).
- Core activities begin at 8:45 am and end at 3:00 pm. Optional classes (at no additional cost) will be offered 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
- Students will spend two hours each day in Symphonic Orchestra rehearsal.
- An additional two hours per day is spent in small instrumental sectionals with students receiving detailed instruction from DSO musicians.
- Optional private lessons with DSO musicians will be available during the week for an additional fee.
- A massed choir for an hour of singing, each day.
- A FINALE concert at Orchestra Hall on Sunday, August 6. Late morning dress rehearsals will be held for the orchestra. Early that afternoon, students will perform for their family and friends alongside their DSO coaches.
- A reception celebrating new friendships and the students’ accomplishments follows the FINALE Concert.
- Students will receive a free AVANTI 2017 t-shirt to wear for the Saturday’s FINALE.
- Plus, students will receive a free pass to all AVANTI MusicFest concerts.