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YOUNG MUSICIANS -- Young musicians
such as Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School students
Alexa LeSaicherre and Tim Long are invited to participate in CMS’s Southeastern
Music Festival, scheduled on weekdays July 5-15 at the university’s Pottle
Music Building. The camp is open to ages 8-17 and offers instruction on
all orchestral and band instruments, piano, all styles of guitar, and in
voice. For information, call 985-549-5502 or visit www.selu.edu/smf.
REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR SOUTHEASTERN
MUSIC FESTIVAL, JULY 5-15
HAMMOND – Registration
is underway for the Southeastern Music Festival, a revitalized version
of Southeastern Louisiana University’s popular “Young Musicians Camp.”
The festival, scheduled
for weekdays July 5-15 at the university’s Ralph R. Pottle Music Building,
is open to students ages 8-17 (third grade through high school), said festival
Director Patrick Tuck.
Tuck said SMF will
build on the Young Musicians Camp’s more than a decade of success by expanding
instruction on all orchestral and band instruments, piano, all styles of
guitar, and in voice.
private lessons, large ensemble experience, concerts, master classes, chamber
music studies, and music rudiment and theory classes all provided in a
supportive and encouraging environment,” Tuck said.
director of Southeastern’s Community Music School, the festival’s sponsor,
said that each of the six areas of instruction will have its own coordinator
and schedule of activities, which will run concurrently in the morning.
“It will be like
having six camps in one,” Boulton said. “In the afternoon, we will become
one big camp. Students will receive theory and other academic music instruction,
participate in the festival choir, and enjoy recreation activities such
as swimming and basketball.”
SMF also offers evening
recitals at the end of each day. “These programs feature individual participants
and SMF chamber ensembles,” said Tuck. “ Performers audition daily to be
included on the evening recital program. The festival culminates in a gala
concert, featuring the SMF Concert Band and the SMF Choir along with SMF
chamber ensembles and individual participants.
will serve as area coordinators, including Tuck, who will head the festival’s
music theory area. Coordinators are Richard Schwartz, SMF Concert Band,
band instrument area; Yakov Voldman, SMF Chamber Orchestra, orchestral
instrument area; Raisa Voldman, piano area; Patrick Kerber, guitar area.
An alumnus, Amy Prats, choral director at Ponchatoula High School, will
head the voice area and the SMF Chamber Choir.
Cost of the camp
is $300 per student. A $75 non-refundable deposit is due with registration
materials on June 17, with the $225 balance due on the first day of camp.
A $25 late fee will be assessed after the deadline.
The fee covers tuition,
t-shirts, recreation, daily lunch and dinner, liability insurance, and
campus health services. Families enrolling more than one child in the all-day
session will receive a $50 discount per student on the registration fee.
Students can also
choose to participate in morning sessions only, 8 a.m.-noon. The cost for
the morning-only session is $150 with a $40 non-refundable deposit.
The SMF registration
forms and additional information are available online at www.selu.edu/smf.
Forms can also be obtained by calling the Community Music School, 985-549-5502
or by emailing Tuck at email@example.com.
For information about
additional summer camps at Southeastern, visit www.selu.edu/summercamps.