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June 4 to 23, 2007 (three weeks)
Monday, June 4, 2007
8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., M-F
violin, viola, cello, bass, piano
5th - graduating 12th grades
As part of AFA’s on-going mission to safeguard high quality music
education in Texas communities, AFA is pleased to announce the third
year of its Southeast Texas campus. Centered in Beaumont and based on
AFA’s successful Houston curriculum, this three-week program will
once again bring the AFA experience to graduating 5th through 12th grade
string and piano players from Chambers, Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty,
and Orange counties.
Working under the guidance of AFA’s conducting staff, two student
orchestras (Intermediate and Advanced) will prepare and perform a variety
of music from the classical and contemporary repertories. Advanced level
students will join the Houston campus Conservatory Orchestra for performances
in both Houston and in Beaumont for the AFA community.
All piano and string students participate in chamber music and receive
daily coaching from the AFA faculty as they rehearse music from the
standard repertory and appropriate contemporary works. A chamber music
concert gives students valuable experience rehearsing and performing
in small ensembles.
All piano students receive daily coaching, perform in two-piano or four-hand
groups and, for more advanced students, in chamber music groups with
string players. Pianists also receive daily training in sight-reading,
technique and repertory classes.
All students receive a minimum of three private lessons during the festival.
Due to the limited amount of time students have with private teachers,
AFA suggests that students come prepared to address any specific issues
with which they may desire assistance. Items students may wish to address
with private teachers include, but are not limited to, rehearsing and
preparing orchestra or chamber music repertory, specific technical questions
or concerns, receiving coaching on a solo or concerto movement they
are preparing or practicing for upcoming contests and/or competitions.
This type of focused, one-on-one interaction between working musicians
and AFA students is specifically designed to help AFA students address
individual musical goals.
At various points throughout the Conservatory, distinguished guests
and ensembles are invited to present master classes in a variety of
instruments. In recent years, master classes have been presented by
members of the Houston Symphony, Ballet and Opera orchestras as well
as by internationally known chamber groups, composers, choreographers
and performers from throughout the nation. In many cases, students have
the opportunity to perform for AFA’s visiting guests and receive
2007 Enrollment Quotas