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Summer String Symposium

The BSM String Symposium is an immersive program offering string students the opportunity to participate in an intensive and performance-focused learning experience. This one-week symposium will be led by members of Bloomingdale’s string faculty, with appearances by special guests. Participants aged 7-19 with at least one year of prior experience of reading notated music on a bowed string instrument are welcome.

The symposium will be conducted in person at the Bloomingdale School of Music. The daily schedule will run from 9:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 19-23, with additional evening concerts that can be attended in person or streamed online. 

Summer String Symposium
  • FOR AGES
    9-19 years
  • CLASS
    Summer Workshop
  • LENGTH
    1 weeks
$1000 per semester
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Unspecified Semester
Day
Times
Instructor
Start Date
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri
9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Molly Aronson
07/19/21

What you will learn

Participants will explore a broad range of techniques and repertoire alongside their peers through a daily regimen of interactive workshops, technique classes, string orchestra and chamber rehearsals, guided practice, private lessons, and master classes. The symposium will feature evening concerts by Bloomingdale faculty, and will culminate in a student concert open to all participants.

STRING ORCHESTRA

All participants will rehearse and perform string orchestra music together with the full group.

CHAMBER MUSIC

Participants of similar levels of experience will perform in smaller chamber groups that will be actively coached by faculty.

MASTERCLASSES

Each participant will take part in an intensive masterclass with a member of the faculty, an invaluable experience that combines live instruction and coaching with the experience of performing in front of an audience.

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

Faculty will lead workshops exploring technique, performance practice, and much more. Participants will participate in active discussion and experiment with the practical application of diverse musical concepts.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Every participant will receive a dedicated private lesson with a member of Bloomingdale’s string faculty.

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