INSTITUTE FOR EARLY MUSIC ON MODERN INSTRUMENTS
For Professional Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass Players and Conductors
The Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments, presented by The Vivaldi Project, offers professional string players the opportunity to study baroque and classical performance practices using their own modern instruments. Renowned early music specialists violinist Elizabeth Field and cellist Stephanie Vial will explore the drama, passion, pathos and sheer exuberance of 17th- and 18th-century musical expressions through an investigation of:
- Bowing Techniques
- The Interpretation of Slur and "Staccato" Articulations
- Applications of Vibrato and Ornamentation
- The Principles of Phrase Structure
- Musical Grammar and Rhetoric
- Baroque Dance Rhythms and Gestures
The goal is to provide not merely a set of technical tools, but an instrumental vocabulary through which the language of this incredibly rich, varied and complex music can be conveyed effectively on modern instruments.
2014 Program Highlights:
- Multiple Participation Options - "Player", "Observer", and
NEW "Conductor Track" - See REGISTER section for details
- Conductor Track and Scholarship Quartet details - CLICK HERE
- Technique clinics (both general and instrument specific)
- Baroque dance classes and demonstrations, introducing some of the basic step patterns and arm movements which are key to interpreting instrumental baroque dance forms
- Solo repertoire classes
- Chamber music classes, with a particular emphasis on continuo playing for lower strings
- The preparation and performance of a chamber orchestra concert by workshop ("Player") participants - free and open to the public
- Performance by The Vivaldi Project, a premiere period instrument ensemble directed by Elizabeth Field and Stephanie Vial
REGISTER - Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments
PARTICIPATION OPTIONS: There are three tracks for participation available:
- "PLAYER" ($450 early bird /$490 regular + $25 application fee) - APPLICATION REQUIRED - To be considered for full participation, please register online (and choose "Payment Plan" to ONLY pay the non-refundable application fee) PLUS email a one page resume to Alexandra Mattson, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Application deadline is MAY 15th (Early Bird deadline is March 15th). The $25 Application Fee is due up front - this is non-refundable and in addition to the tuition cost. Upon acceptance, you will be fully enrolled in the program and tuition will be auto-charged May 15th.
- "OBSERVER" ($225) - Learn from and enjoy the various workshop sessions by sitting in on the discussions and observing rehearsals.
- "CONDUCTOR" ($475) - Special track for Conductors only!
- PARKING* : $30 Pass (purchased during registration) or $3/hr parking deck fee
- HOUSING (optional): See all Housing Options
- MEALS: Multiple food options are available at the Johnson Center on the GMU campus - cash and cards are accepted. In addition, restaurants with grocery stores are located nearby.
- MUSIC MATERIALS ("Players" only): Included in tuition - participants will be sent music ahead of time. Repertoire may include works by C.P.E. Bach, W.F. Bach, Biber, Corelli, Lully, Muffat and Vivaldi.
- A $3 processing fee is added to all registration transactions
* Visitors to the GMU campus must have a valid parking pass to park in Lot K. You can also park in the Mason Pond Parking Deck for $14/day. A Parking Pass is NOT needed if you are just dropping off/ picking up at the designated site (see Location page).
The R. G. Fox Tuition Scholarships are designed for a string quartet of professional level players currently enrolled in a graduate or doctoral performance program. Players who received their degrees in 2013 are also eligible. Quartet members will participate in all weekly activities. During the chamber music sessions, they will work directly with the conducting participants. For more information, go to For Conductors. Please send one letter of recommendation to email@example.com .
DOWNLOAD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM (instructions included - this will also serve as your regular Application Form, do NOT apply online)
Scholarship Application deadline is April 15th.
|HOW TO APPLY:|
Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm EST
Allow 3-5 Day Delivery
If a registrant has to cancel participation in this program, a tuition refund (minus a $50 cancellation fee) will be given provided that notice is received by the Potomac Arts Academy no later than 2 weeks before the program start date. No refunds will be granted after this date without valid medical documentation.
The $25 Application Fee is non-refundable.
HOTEL SPECIAL RATE:
Comfort Inn in Fairfax
11180 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
Special Early Music Program rate: $79/night*
(June 16 - 21 2013 only)
*Includes hot breakfast and free shuttle service to campus.
Reservations must be made by June 1, 2014.
Instructions: Call the hotel and let the agent know that you are with "Vivaldi Project" to get the special rate.
Otherwise, a list of hotel accomodations near Mason, including the only on-campus facility Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel, can be found at
http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/hotel . Some hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the Mason campus- inquire with hotel staff.
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