2019 Summer School: Symphony Orchestra

The Summer School Symphony Orchestra will challenge advanced musicians with a program of exciting classical, romantic and contemporary repertoire.

Participants will perform in a full-sized orchestra alongside some of the best young musicians in Victoria, and undergo an intensive program of sectional rehearsals led by the finest professional tutors drawn from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the state’s leading tertiary music institutions.

Repertoire to include:

TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Slave
KABALEVSKY Overture to Colas Breugnon
MONTSALVATGE Desintegracion Morfologica de la Chacona de J.S. Bach
BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34

 

APPLICANTS  
STANDARD *AMEB Grade 8+
AGE 15 years +
PLACES 85
PROGRAM FEE $590.00
INSTRUMENTS Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, timpani, harp, violin, viola, cello, double bass

*NOTE: AMEB levels indicated are not a formal requirement, but provided as a guide to the skills required.

 

CAROLYN WATSON
Symphony Orchestra Conductor

A major prizewinner at the 2012 Emmerich Kálmán International Operetta Conducting Competition in Budapest, Carolyn Watson was a Fellow of the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival where she studied with David Zinman. She has conducted orchestras throughout Europe including Brandenburger Symphonkier, BBC Concert Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Kodály Philharmonic, Savaria Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), Budapest Operetta Theatre, and Bulgarian State Opera Bourgas.

Since moving to the US she has led the Dallas Opera Orchestra, Austin Symphony, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra and World Youth Symphony Orchestra. From 2013-15 Carolyn was Music Director of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra with whom she was a multiple American Prize winner and she currently serves as Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Kansas whilst continuing to enjoy an active freelance career throughout the US, Europe and Australia.

A Churchill Fellow, Carolyn is also the recipient of the Brian Stacey Award for Emerging Australian Conductors, Charles Mackerras Conducting Prize awarded by the Australian Music Foundation in London, Nelly Apt Scholarship and Opera Foundation Australia’s Bayreuth Opera Award and Berlin New Music Opera Award. Carolyn holds a PhD in Performance (Conducting) from the University of Sydney where the subject of her doctoral thesis was Gesture as Communication: The Art of Carlos Kleiber. www.carolyn-watson.com

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