The best of both worlds, Weeks 1 and 2 combined!

Ensemble Week

SUMMERTRIOS
INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

JUNE 19-26, 2022

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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ADD A THIRD PIECE

When forming groups, there are often open slots that need filling to complete the ensemble. We would be happy to include you if you are a match. There is no repertoire choice for a third group, we will place you as needed.

If you are interested in a 3rd group, please indicate so on the registration form.

FOR WINDS AND STRINGS

 

ABOUT

​Prepare two (or three) pieces in a supportive, collegial atmosphere. Each day offers multiple coachings, rehearsals, and Lab Sessions which look into aspects of rehearsal, performance, and individual roles in ensembles. Also, reading opportunities to just play - or practice sight-reading. Want to be busier? We may be able to place you in a third group. Bring your performance to the next level and leave with tools to use at home.

Tuition: $1275, Room & Board: $545, Participants may stay off campus. 

  • A minimum of 1 daily coached session on each piece. Fine coaching by the Summertrios Faculty is the mainstay of our program.

  • Lab Sessions -Learn techniques and tools to enhance your musical experiences.

  • Piano Night with Jan Deats. Whether playing or listening, Jan's Master Class is always informative and deeply engaging.This year Jan looks at Bagatelles by Beethoven (op. 32,33,119,126, WoO 56). and Tcherepnin (op.5).

  • Faculty Concerts- Faculty play on 2 nights in Barshinger Hall at these free concerts.

  • Informals performance alternative - Feedback from playing for others without the pressure of performance.

  • Final Participant concerts- 3 concerts in which to share your week's work with the Intensive Workshop Community.

  • Opportunities for reading with other participants-More chances to play, play, play.

PLAY WHAT YOU WANT

  • Complete pre-formed groups are welcome -1 per participant preferred. You choose that repertoire!

PLAY MORE​

  • Option for a 3rd group: We often have open spots to fill when forming groups and would be happy to include you if you are a match.  Note: There is no repertoire choice for a third group, We will place you as needed.

NEW FOR EVERYONE

  • To better match players in ensembles, we have included a self-assessment as part of registration.  Remember, there are no wrong answers!

NEW FOR STRINGS

  • Enhanced Ensemble for Some Level 1 and 2 Repertoire.

  •  Sign up for a work coached by the Faculty first violinist (additional charge).​

NEW FOR WINDS

  • Faculty Flutist Karen Bogardus has curated our wind rep for 2022, including sextets, pieces for mixed ensembles, and works beyond the standard repertoire. 

  • Play in a piece with a piano intern (additional charge), see repertoire choices.

  • Prepare your pieces in their entirety. Once you meet, you will decide with your coach which movements to focus on.

Guaranteed registration closes on March 18. 2022. After that, you may still register and we will place you if we can. 

Cancellation: No refunds after May 11,  2022. Trip insurance may be purchased on the registration page.

Limit of 10 pianists.

Registration for winds and strings opens after piano registration.

Tuition is $1,275

Housing details on About Your Stay

REPERTOIRE & REGISTRATION

PIANO REGISTRATION

Registration for pianists opens first. Due to facility limitations, we can accommodate a maximum of 10 pianists..

Enter your repertoire selections on the form, Include choices for Piano Night with Jan Deats if you wish to play.

Piano Night 2022 looks at the Bagatelles of Beethoven and Tcherepnin.

You will get confirmation of your Piano Night repertoire around the time that ensemble assignments are distributed.

 Piano Registration.Details   

  • Your repertoire selections will be included in the choices for winds and strings who register.

  • Unless otherwise arranged, participants will be in 2 different ensembles.

  • You may play 2 works (trio or greater) of your choice and/or include a work from the repertoire list on the registration page.

  • Choose at least 12 minutes of music per selection. Single movements are permissible. 

  • For reasons of grouping, pianists are encouraged to choose works larger than a trio. 

  • There is a $100 surcharge if you play 2 trios. As part of a trio, your tuition dollars do not stretch as far towards hiring your coach. Rather than raise costs for pianists across the board, the trio surcharge  help offset these costs.

  • New in 2022: To better match players in ensembles, we have included a self-assessment as part of registration. 

  • Questions? Please contact Artistic Director Leslie Tomkins at leslie@summertrios.org.

Guaranteed registration closes March 18. 2022.

You may register after that and we will place you if possible.

 

 REGISTRATION FOR WINDS AND STRINGS 

Repertoire is listed on the registration form. Pianists’ repertoire selections are included as part of wind and string choices.

 

  • Select/rank repertoire from each section.

  • You will have a minimum of 2 groups.

    • Priority is given to first choices. On the rare occasion that we cannot fulfill any of your first choices, we will contact you to discuss options before placing you.

  • Indicate if you are interested in a third ensemble. We place you where you are most needed. 

  •  Repertoire choices should accurately reflect your current playing. Please listen to the work and look at the part to inform your decision.

  • New in 2022: To better match players in ensembles, we have included a self-assessment as part of registration. 

  • Questions? Please contact Artistic Director Leslie Tomkins at leslie@summertrios.org.

 

Guaranteed registration closes March 18. 2022.

You may register after that and we will place you if possible.

How do I guarantee to play the piece which I want?

Attending as part of a pre-formed group is the only way to guarantee a particular piece.

 All other group assignments are made based on enrollment. While forming ensembles, careful consideration is given to participant preferences, level and is impacted by available instrumentation.

While we try to honor 1st choices in forming groups, it sometimes isn't an option based upon enrollment.

Why do some people have a coach or Intern in their group?

All assignments are based on enrollment. Occasionally, the only way to fill a hole in an ensemble is with a playing coach. Or a group has chosen to pay for a coach to join their group.  You may select that option on the registration page.

How do I guarantee that  I have a coach in my group?

You may arrange to have a faculty member play in your group (your pre-formed or other) for an extra fee. See the registration form for further information.

My coach doesn’t play my instrument. Am I missing something?

No! Summertrios’ fine faculty are chosen for their skill in coaching chamber music. Their focus is on your ensemble, rehearsal and performance techniques, and the music. Individual instrumental concerns can be addressed through a private lesson with a coach (arranged between you and the coach and for an additional fee) or at an instrument-specific Lab session

How do I make my Intensive Week more intense?

We offer the potential for a 3rd group. We often have open spots to fill when forming groups and would be happy to include you if you are a match.  There is no choice of repertoire for a third group. We will place you as needed. We will contact you for approval. Please indicate your interest on the registration page. 

Reading with fellow participants is a good way to increase your playing time. Indicate on your registration form what pieces you are interested in reading.

Housing 

Summertrios takes place at Franklin & Marshall College. Participants may choose to stay on or off-campus. Accommodation details and pricing is on the registration page. More information is here on the About Your Stay page.

The Summertrios office and information board are located in our dorm.