PYPO Summer Music Camps

Strings – Woodwinds – Brass – Percussion

PYPO will offer THREE levels of Camps for the 2018 season!
Each camp has selected music and activites appropriate for their playing ability. No auditions are required – please select camp based on the student’s playing level/experience.

Overture Camp
Strings & Band

Developing Level

Half- Day Camp
June 25 – 29, 2018
9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. 

Level: Students in their 1st or 2nd year of playing

Directed by: Christina Crivelli (Strings) and Jeff Knell (Band)

Rehearsals: 9:00 to 11:30 A.M.

Location: Chartiers Valley Intermediate School

Concert: 1:00 P.M. Friday, June 29, 2018

Cost: $195

The Overture Strings and Overture Band Camp are separate ensembles designed for string or wind, brass and percussion players who can read music and are in their 1st or 2nd year of playing.  These ensemble allows students the to learn more about instrument technique and ensemble playing while working in a string orchestra or band setting.  Students will work on technical and ensemble skills while playing classical, traditional and contemporary music.  Students will also have recreational and musical games as well as drumming as part of  their camp experience.

Prelude Camp
Strings & Band

Intermediate Level

Full Day Camp
June 25 – 29, 2018
9:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Level: Students in their 3rd year of playing or more

Directed by: Erika Pierce & Christina Crivelli (Strings) and Russ Pedersen & Jeff Knell (Band)

Rehearsals: 9:00 to 3:30 A.M.

Location: Chartiers Valley Intermediate School

Concert: 1:00 P.M. Friday, June 29, 2018

Cost: $285

The Prelude Ensemble Camps allow those musicians whose skills are still maturing to gain experience on their string, wind, brass, or percussion instruments  and to work on more challenging music, techniques and orchestral skills.  These ensembles are designed for students who are in their 3rd year of playing or higher and are comfortable playing in keys containing up to 3 sharps/flats.  Rehearsals are in held in string or band ensembles as well as full orchestra.  Students will also have recreational and musical games  as well as drumming as part of their camp experience.

Philharmonic Camp
Strings

Advanced Level

Evening Camp
July 30 – August 3, 2018
6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Level: String students studying at a Suzuki book 4 level and above

Directed by: Dr. Roger Tabler

Rehearsals: 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.

Location: TBA

Concert: 7:30 P.M. Friday, August 3, 2018

Cost: $175

The PYPO Philharmonic Strings is our most advanced camp, demanding exceptional technical facility and music reading ability.  The literature is challenging material requiring independent playing.  Students should have significant experience playing scales and repertoire in up to four sharps/four flats and higher.  Students should be studying music at a Suzuki book 4 level (or equivalent) and above.

 

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