A typical day begins at 8:45 for sign in, and classes start at 9am. Schedules will always include master classes and repertoire and technique classes.
All classes are 50 minutes, allowing for ample travel time from classroom to classroom.
The full day workshop is from 9 am to 5 pm, but the exact length of the day will depend on the age of the student as well as instrument and playing level.
The class offerings are designed to provide a variety of experiences: students will have approximately 15-minute lessons in their master classes, as well as 50-minute group and fiddle classes.
More advanced students will have more playing time, including orchestra and chamber music, while younger students will participate in activities that allow for movement, creative play, and time away from their instruments.
Meals and snacks are not provided, so many families pack a brown bag or picnic lunch to enjoy in one of the campus courtyards.
Lunch will be followed by or accompanied by a daily treat:
the Student Honors Recital; a Guest Lecture; or an impromptu soccer game.
Parents can register through the Crowden Music Center by filling out the summer enrollment form.
Upon enrollment, families will receive a Welcome Packet including but not limited to:
On the first day of the Workshop, students will receive a folder containing their daily schedules and room assignments, and will gather in the Auditorium to meet the faculty and staff before moving on to their first classes.