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

Ensemble Week

SUMMERTRIOS
INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

JUNE 16-23, 2024

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

​In a week-long program designed to inspire musicians of all levels, Intensive Workshop offers in-depth coaching, rehearsing and performance of 2 or 3 works. Daily coached sessions on each work allow for deep exploration of a composer’s musical language as well as time to share rehearsal and performance techniques. In addition to the coaching sessions, the scheduled reading sessions plus frequent opportunities for “pick-up” play groups with other participants during free time. During the week there are faculty concerts, Piano Night with Jan Deats, and the Composers Collective workshopping original music.

 

Tuition: $1,400, Room & Board: $600, Participants may arrange their own housing off campus. 

Check-In June 16, 2:30-4:30 pm | Check-Out June 23, 9:00am

  • A minimum of 1 daily coached session on each piece. The exceptional coaching by the Summertrios Faculty who are the mainstay of our program.

  • Piano Night with Jan Deats. Whether playing or listening, Jan's Master Class is always informative and deeply engaging. This year, Jan looks at the volume entitled "The Short Piano Pieces of Stravinsky." Enter your choices on the registration page.

  • Sight-Reading- designated daily time slot for reading. Participants are assigned 2 sessions during the week and may form others independently. You must find a sub if you wish to opt out of your assigned sessions. 

  • 2 free Faculty Concerts in Barshinger Hall. 

  • Informal Concert - Feedback from playing for others without the pressure of performance.

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

  • Composers Collective - Informal performance of works composed by participants leading up to the Workshop.  

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.

FOR EVERYONE

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

FOR STRINGS

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

 FOR WINDS

  • Faculty flutist Reva Youngstein has curated our wind rep for 2024, including sextets, pieces for mixed ensembles, and works beyond the standard repertoire. 

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

Guaranteed registration closes on March 17. 2024. After that, you may still register and we will place you if we can. 

Cancellation: No refunds after May 10, 2024. Trip insurance (recommended) may be purchased on the registration page.

Limit of 10 pianists.

Registration for winds and strings opens after piano registration.

Tuition is $1,400

Housing details on About Your Stay

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 2024 looks at the volume "The Short Piano Pieces of Stravinsky."

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. 

  • Repertoire choices should accurately reflect your current playing level. Please listen to the work and look at the part to inform your decision. Be prepared to play your choices at a consistent tempo at the beginning of the week.

  • To facilitate grouping, pianists are encouraged to choose works larger than a trio. 

  • There is a $100 surcharge to play in 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 helps offset these costs.

  • To better match players in ensembles, we have included a self-assessment as part of registration. New participants will need to submit a short video or Zoom with Artistic Director Leslie Tomkins.

  • Questions? Please email leslie@summertrios.org.

 

Guaranteed registration closes March 17. 2024.

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 will place you where you are most needed. 

  •  Repertoire choices should accurately reflect your current playing level. Please listen to the work and look at the part to inform your decision. Be prepared to play your assignment at a consistent tempo at the beginning of the week.

  •  To better match players in ensembles, we have included a self-assessment as part of registration. New participants will need to submit a short video or Zoom with Artistic Director Leslie Tomkins.

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

 

Guaranteed registration closes March 17. 2024.

You may register after tha we will place you if possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I guarantee I will place the piece I want?

A; 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.

Q: Why do some groups have a coach or intern in their group?

A: All assignments are based on enrollment. Occasionally, the only way to fill a slot in an ensemble is with a playing coach or intern.

 

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

A: 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.

Q: My coach does not play my instrument. Am I missing something?

A: 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).

Q: How do I make Intensive Week more intense?

A: You may sign up to play in a 3rd ensemble. We will place you where needed.  Select that option on the registration page.

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.

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