Important Dates for 2017 Application
Before June 1 Download PDF Application (available after 4/25); Ask your teacher for a recommendation.
June 1 Application deadline.
July 1 Final deadline (FIRM)
July 2 (Sunday) TBA, Mtg for the administration and staff.
July 3 (Monday) 8:30am Festival begins with Introduction & Informative Meeting at the Whitmore Recital Hall
July 14 (Friday) Last day of events; Festival Concert at 12 p.m.
- Meet everyday, Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm at the MU School of Music.
- 30- or 45-min Classes are elective; they may include but not limited to: Conducting and Rhythm Class, Master Class, History of Keyboard, Piano Technique and Private Practice. Depending on the students' availability and interest, ensembles in piano or percussion may be encouraged.
- Private Lessons are offered in both Piano and Percussion. Two lessons (one per week) are included in the tuition.
- Private Practice includes frequent coaching on the designated summer repertoire by faculty and assistants. (A PERFECT opportunity to prepare your MMTA program!)
- Snacks and drinks are provided in the designated areas; no food or drinks are allowed in practice rooms.
Please Note: Students are expected to fully participate in ALL of the Festival activities and classes.
Any schedule conflicts must be cleared with the Director in advance, including on-going private lessons and other performance opportunities unrelated to the Festival. Thank you for your cooperation.
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2016 Summer Calendar
All concerts held at MU's Whitmore Recital Hall
July 14: Thursday, 7pm - Faculty Concert & Schumann Piano Quartet
Schumann: Märchenbilder, Op. 113 - Jonathan Weber, viola and Peter Miyamoto, piano
Heung-Ryeol Lee: Island Lullaby - Hyunki Yoon, piano
Mozart and Handel arias - Darrell J Jordan, baritone and Priscilla Yuen, piano
Sarasate: Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43 - Saeka Matsuyama, violin and Peter Miyamoto, piano
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47
Saeka Matsuyama, violin
Jonathan Weber, viola
Miho Weber, violoncello
Zeru Wang, piano
July 15: Friday, 7pm - Percussion Ensemble
"Bunraku" for solo cello, "Entanglement" for 2 marimbas;
Varied Trio for percussion, piano and violin (Indonesian gamelan sounds)
Odyssey Festival Percussion Ensemble
July 16: Saturday (2 afternoon concerts!)
Student Recital Audition Winners:
Sejoon Jun, violin - Annika Moser, piano - Maggie Jordan, violin - Eric Kwon, piano
Odyssey Chamber Music Ensembles:
TBA: Zane Henderson, percussion with Anna Provo, percussion (GTA) and Chris Nappi, percussion (faculty)
Dvorak: Bagatelle Op. 47, Nos. 1 & 5 - Douglas Brown and Brandon Kim, violin I & II; Maya Bell, violoncello; Shoko Nelson, piano
Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op. 1 No. 3 - Hazel Keithahn, violin; Esther Loya, violoncello; Peter Miyamoto, piano (faculty)
Student Recital Audition Winners:
Douglas Brown, violin - Esther Loya, violoncello
Odyssey Cello Choir:
Hope Keithahn, Ryan Choe, Esther Loya, Maya Bell with Miho Weber, faculty
Mozart: String Quartet, "The Hunt" - Sejoon Jun, violin I; Eric Kwon, violin II; Jonathan Weber, viola (faculty); Ryan Choe, violoncello
Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 1, "Ghost" - Maggie Jordan, violin; Hope Keithahn, violoncello; Annika Moser, piano
Odyssey Festival Choir
Emily Edgington Andrews, director / Priscilla Yuen, piano
Program to be posted
July 13: Wednesday, 7pm - Piano Ensembles: The program includes Peter & Ayako performing Ravel's La Valse and Lutoslawski's Paganini Variations, as well as Jack Fina's Bumble Boogie for 8 hands, Marriage of Figaro and "West Side Story" for 6 hands. Last half of the concert includes Holst's "Planets" - Mars, Neptune and Jupiter, for 5 pianos!
July 2 (Saturday) 2pm Move Percussion instruments with GTA; 6pm Staff & Counselors meeting with directors
July 3 (Sunday) 12pm Registration & Dorm Check-in, 2:30pm Auditions, Test; 4:30pm Choir Rehearsal, Dinner
Evening Activity (this one is mandatory; pick-up day students at 9pm)
July 4 (Monday) 9am Classes begin. 7:30pm & 8:15pm: Singing at the Flatbranch Park & Peace Park.
9pm: July 4 Celebrations*
July 5 (Tuesday) Classes; (3-4pm no WRH/134)
7pm Recital Auditions: A movt / shorter work; accompanist will be provided
July 6 (Wednesday) Classes (8:30-11:30am no WRH/134); 8pm Reading Jam Sessions - Faculty & Students (1 hr)
6pm Festival Faculty@Lenoir (Mayuzumi 'Bunraku,' Kodaly Duo III, Mendelssohn Trio No.1 d-)
July 7 (Thursday) Classes (3-4pm no WRH/134); 7:30pm Missouri Symphony Orchestra: Mostly Mozart
(Bottesini Grand Duo for Violin & Bass, Mozart Arias, Mozart Symphony No. 40 in g minor)
July 8 (Friday) Classes (9am-12pm no WRH/134); 7pm Faculty & Guest Artist Concert No. 1
(Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, Franck Violin Sonata IV, Kodaly Duo III,
Gandolfi Power Chords: I. Cable Ready for cello, piano and percussion, Chopin Ballade No. 3)
July 9 (Saturday) Classes in the morning; After Lunch - Free Afternoon / Special Activity Day*
July 10 (Sunday) 10:30/11am+ Performance at First Baptist Church (if possible; notify at Registration)
1:30pm Concert No. 1 Recital Audition Winners; Informal Dress Rehearsal CM Run-Through
4pm+ Activities & Dinner
July 11 (Monday) Classes resume; 7pm Preparations for 8pm Talent Show & Skit Night (ca. 1 hr)
July 12 (Tuesday) Classes; 7pm Recital Auditions: A movt / shorter work; accompanist will be provided
July 13 (Wednesday) Classes; Open Master Class; 7pm Piano Ensemble Concert
(Mozart/Czerny: Marriage of Figaro for 6 hands; Schubert: Military March; Ravel: La Valse
and Lutoslawski: Paganini Variations for 2 pianos [29 min] / TBA;
Jack Fina/Lucy Wilde Warren: Bumble Boogie for 8 hands; Holst/Anderson: Planets [23 min])
July 14 (Thursday) Classes; 7pm Faculty & Guest Artist Concert No. 2a & Schumann Piano Quartet
(Schumann Marchenbilder, Korean Piano Music, Mozart and Handel Arias)
July 15 (Friday) Classes; 7pm Faculty & Guest Artist Concert No. 2b & All-Festival Percussion Ensemble
(Philip Glass Glassworks, Mayuzumi Bunraku, Lou Harrison Varied Trio, Sean Statser
Entanglements, Cowell Pulse and Reich Music for Pieces of Wood)
July 16 (Saturday) Special Schedule: 9:30am Choir & Announcements; 10:30am Rehearsals & Practice; Lunch
1pm Concert No. 2 CM & Recital Audition Winners, 3pm Concert No. 3 CM & All-Festival Choir
7:30pm Missouri Symphony Orchestra Hot Summer Nights Finale: Orchestral Fireworks
(Strauss Don Juan, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3, Brahms Symphony No. 1)
9:30pm Post-concert Pizza at MU* / Last Day for Day Students
July 17 (Sunday) 10am Boarding Students Check-out
11am+ Faculty Only: Performance at First Baptist Church (tentative); Brunch with Staff
2016 Daily Class Schedule
On a typical Festival day:
7:00am Breakfast at the cafeteria
8:00-8:50am Lessons & Practice / Chamber Music Rehearsal
9:00-9:50am Festival Choir & Announcements
10-10:45am Class #1: History, Literature and/or Theory (45 min)
10:50am-11:55am Class #2: Chamber Music (1 hr 5 min)
12-1:20pm Lunch / Free Time (1 hr 30 min)
1:30-2:20pm Class #3: Percussion Ensemble / Rhythm Class (50 min) / Schumann Piano Qtet (1:15-2:20pm)
2:30-3:20pm Class #4: Technique Class / Piano Ensembles (Loeb area); Conducting (1 hr)
3:30pm+ Lessons & Practice / Chamber Music Rehearsal; Free Time
5:00pm Dinner (1 hr 30 min)
6:30pm Lessons & Practice / Chamber Music Rehearsal (1 hr 30 min)
7:00pm *Variable* Student Recital Auditions / Concerts / Sightreading / Rehearsal / Outside Activity
9:00pm *Variable* Day Students go home
10:00pm MU School of Music closes; Curfew.
10:30pm Lights Out.
Classes are offered July 4 (Mon) 9am - July 9 (Sat) noon. Therefore, July 9 class schedule will likely change, and special activities will be offered that afternoon, as well as July 10 (Sun). Classes resume July 11 (Mon) - July 15 (Fri) inclusive. There will be public, student concerts performed beginning Friday, July 15 (Fri) through Saturday, July 16 (Sat) early evening. The schedule is still in its tentative stage; please contact the Festival office if you have any specific schedule questions.