Instrumental & Vocal Department

 

SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE 
for Grades 2-5 and 6-8
Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17, 2016

DQ SMI ELEMENTARY FINALStudents in rising grades 2-5 and 6-8 work with SMI’s outstanding faculty to strengthen musicianship and technical advancement on their instrument. All Institute sessions are designed to complement and support the student’s individual study, while students work collaboratively, have fun, and expand their creativity and musical thinking.  Sessions feature Chamber Ensembles, Institute Chorus, Institute Orchestra, Sing-Singing, Orff Ensemble, and Piano, Vocal and Percussion Ensembles.

Each afternoon,
students and faculty head across the street to Central Park for a picnic lunch and supervised outdoor activities. Special happenings throughout the week include guest performances and a field trip to a New York cultural landmark. The week concludes with a closing concert for friends and family. Come join us for this extraordinary learning experience.

The Institute welcomes intermediate and advanced students, as well as students with two or more years of instrument instruction.  Students not currently enrolled in individual lessons at Diller-Quaile may apply.

Download a Summer Music Institute Application for Grades 2-5 and 6-8 Students.

In order to consider repertoire and ensemble placements, applications and tuition are by Friday, May 27, 2016.

 

SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER MUSIC INTENSIVE
Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16, 2016
5:00-7:00 p.m.

DQ SMI HS FINALHigh school students are immersed in chamber music, as ensembles of three to eight players or singers explore a range of music. Students hone score reading and ensemble skills, while rehearsal and performance sessions foster musical thinking. Family and friends are invited to an informal performance Thursday evening.

A light supper will be served each evening. Students may also elect to enroll in SMI Orchestra.

Download a Summer Music Institute Application for High School Students.

In order to consider repertoire and ensemble placements, applications and tuition are by Friday, May 27, 2016.

 

Students who enroll in the Summer Music Institute High School Chamber Music Intensive are eligible to apply for two special community service opportunities. Summer Music Institute Community Service applications and materials are due by May 20, 2016. Qualified applicants may apply for either or both opportunities.

High School Music Coach In Training

  • Rising 11th or 12th grade high school students may apply.
  • Music Coaches In Training serve as musical role models for Summer Music Institute elementary and middle school students, demonstrating instrument technique, musicianship, and performance skills in chamber ensembles and orchestra.
  • All students accepted to this initiative are required to participate in a training session in early June.
  • The daily schedule for Music Coaches In Training will be approximately 11:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m. during the Institute.

Guest High School Performer

  • Rising 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school students may apply.
  • Guest High School Performers play or sing in several performances for students in the Summer Music Study Program, a Diller-Quaile Outreach Program in July which provides tuition-free music classes to children from day care centers, Head Start and preschool centers, and social service agencies in and around the Harlem area. The program is held onsite at Diller-Quaile.
  • All students accepted to this initiative are required to participate in a training session in June.
  • Guest High School Performers will perform approximately two to four morning or afternoon concerts in July.

Download a Community Service Application.

To apply, submit an SMI Community Service application and materials by May 20, 2016. Qualified applicants will receive an interview appointment via email in late May. Final selection of Guest High School Performers will be made following the Summer Music Institute.

 

Contact Summer Music Institute Program Director at ILadendorf@diller-quaile.org with any questions.

SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE TUITION (1-WK PROGRAM: JUNE 13-17, 2016)
FULL DAY (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) $850
MORNING (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) $340
AFTERNOON (3:00-5:00 p.m.) $340
HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA & CHAMBER INTENSIVE (4:00-7:00 p.m.) $440
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER INTENSIVE (June 13-16, 5:00-7:00 p.m.) $340
Applications and tuition are due by Friday, May 27, 2016.
Students in grades 2-8 will be provided with two Summer Music Institute T-shirts each.

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