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Summer Symphony

A week of orchestral study and performance for young musicians

Camp is back! June 19-25, 2022

Summer Symphony Camp

The Summer Symphony Camp is an inspiring and intensive week of orchestral study and performance for young musicians in a spectacular North Cascade Mountain setting. Under the leadership of acclaimed music directors and coaches, this program allows talented young musicians to participate in intermediate and advanced musical studies. The atmosphere is challenging and at the same time, highly supportive and welcoming.

(Overnight camp only.  See info and requirements below.)

Registration Deadline is June 6, 2022

Health & Safety

  • All campers and staff must be fully vaccinated in order to participate in the summer of 2022. All camp participants will be asked to provide proof of vaccination before entering camp.
  • All campers and staff will be asked to take an antigen rapid test when they first arrive on campus.
  • In order to keep camp COVID-free, all campers must be overnight campers this year. We are not offering day camp options.
  • COVID precautions throughout the week will be based on the current guidelines from the CDC, State of WA, and Chelan County Health Department.

Summer Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble for instrumentalists with intermediate to advanced skills. String, brass, woodwind, and percussion instrumentalists are invited to audition. In addition to the full rehearsals, coaches lead sectionals and chamber groups which rehearse daily.

Overnight camp only. Please note we are not offering day camp options this year.


ALL applicants for the Symphony Orchestra must submit an audition with their application.

Symphony Orchestra Audition

Instructions

  1. Record your audition (with or without accompaniment). Please send a video!
  2.  Submit your audition by May 20
    1. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. Email the link to Program Director Kelly Moore. You can also use Google Drive, Dropbox or WeTransfer to send your file.
    2.  Send files to summersymphony@icicle.org
  3. After the Program Director and Conductor have reviewed your audition, you will receive an email notification with the results.

Audition Requirements:

  • 2-3 octave major scale with at least 3 sharps/flats. (Flat keys for strings)
  • 2-3 octave melodic minor scale with at least 3 sharps/flats. (Flat keys for strings)
  • 2-3 minute solo piece displaying musical ability and technical proficiency.

Symphony musicians must also be prepared for a placement audition in person on the first day of camp. This placement audition will consist of a 2-3 octave scale of your choice and selected excerpts from the chosen concert repertoire or your own prepared selection.

A+ players is an auditioned group of 7th and 8th grade string players who are comfortable with shifting, and have begun working on their vibrato technique. A+ Players will be joining Symphony for the entire week this year, and participating in chamber music ensembles in the afternoons.

Overnight camp only. 


A+ Players Audition

Instructions

  1. Record your audition (with or without accompaniment). Please send a video!
  2. Submit your audition by May 20
    a. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. Email the link to Program Director Kelly Moore. You can also use Google Drive, Dropbox or WeTransfer to send your file.
    b. Send files to summersymphony@icicle.org
  3. After the Program Director and Conductor have reviewed your audition, you will receive an email notification with the results.

Violin A+ Audition:

  • 2 octave Bb Major scale
  • 2 octave C melodic minor scale
  • 2-3 minute solo piece or excerpt showing shifting and vibrato.

Viola/Cello A+ Audition:

  • 2 octave Eb Major scale
  • 2 octave C melodic minor scale
  • 2-3 minute solo piece or excerpt showing shifting and vibrato.

Summer Symphony prides itself on having a great mix of musically rich experiences and fun friendship building activities. Last year’s daily schedule is available below as an example.

Sample Daily Schedule
8:00 Breakfast
9-10:30 Symphony Rehearsal
10:30-12:00 Sectionals
12:00 Lunch
1:00-2:15 Symphony Rehearsal
2:15-3:15 Chamber Music
3:45 Outdoor games
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Movie Night

Extracurricular Activities May Include:
Rafting
Horseback Riding
Group Games
Movie Night
Laser Tag
Hiking
Swimming
Talent Show

Every day during camp students rehearse with their chamber groups. This gives students a chance to work one-on-one with a coach and perform music at their ability level.

When we are not practicing our instrument, we are having tons of fun! All campers can take part in games, outdoor activities on campus, and a talent show! In addition to those activities, campers can raft the Icicle River, go horseback riding, and enjoy a movie night in our own private theater. Camp wouldn’t be the same without an evening with s’mores around the campfire!

Activity Waiver Forms

Participation in horseback riding and rafting require waiver forms to be filled out completely.

PRINTABLE HORSEBACK RIDING WAIVER
PRINTABLE RAFTING WAIVER

Please upload the form during registration, email them to officemanager@icicle.org or mail them to PO Box 2071, Leavenworth, WA 98826.

Participation in horseback riding and rafting require waiver forms to be filled out completely.

PRINTABLE HORSEBACK RIDING WAIVER

Please email completed forms to alex@icicle.org or mail them to PO Box 2071, Leavenworth, WA 98826.

Student Chamber Music Performance
Icicle Creek campus, Thursday afternoon

Finale Concert 
at Snowy Owl Theater
Join in this musical celebration of young musicians from throughout the Pacific Northwest! Our three ensembles will perform in the beautiful Snowy Owl Theater. We will be celebrating with an ice cream social following the concert (free for campers, by donation for our concert guests).

Camp counselors (age 18+) are a group of mature, enthusiastic individuals who have attended the camp in the past. Counselors provide a safe environment that is friendly and welcoming for campers. These college music majors or minors perform in the Summer Symphony Orchestra and are great role models. Contact Kelly Moore (summersymphony@icicle.org) if you are interested in being a counselor.

All campers must stay on campus as overnight campers this year.
Students are housed on-site in shared cozy cabins. These are not your average summer camp accommodations! Each cabin is air-conditioned, has its own bathroom with shower and a beautiful view! The campers are organized according to age and gender and have an experienced camp counselor in their cabin. The minimum age for staying overnight is 12 (email program director Kelly Moore for exceptions).

Please note we are not offering day camp options for older students this year. In order to keep camp COVID-free, Symphony and Academy groups will be separate cohorts.

Resident:
$975 + $1.99 fee
*Includes three meals a day, snacks, housing, t-shirt and all extra activities (rafting, horseback riding, etc.)

$50 deposit is required for registration.

Full tuition is due by May 20, 2022

Scholarships:
A limited number of scholarships are available on the basis of financial need or a sibling discount. The scholarship application is a separate form that you can fill out at this link. We’ll save you a spot at camp until your scholarship application is processed.  When scholarships are awarded, we’ll send you a promo code to receive a discount during camp registration.

A limited number of scholarships are available on the basis of financial need or a sibling discount. The scholarship application is a separate form to fill out before registering. We’ll save you a spot at camp until your scholarship application is processed.  When scholarships are awarded, we’ll send you a promo code to receive a discount during camp registration.

• $50 non-refundable deposit. If you cancel more than 60 days before the session start date, then you will receive all money paid except the $50
• 30 to 60 days before start of session, 50% refund
• 30 days or less before start of session, no refund

• If a camper is unable to attend due to testing positive for COVID within ten days of the beginning of camp, a full refund minus the deposit will be made available. The camper, parent, or guardian will need to submit a positive PCR test from a health provider to access this refund.
• If a camper tests positive when they arrive at camp, they will – unfortunately – be unable to participate, and a full refund minus the deposit will be made available.
• Refunds will be issued within 6 weeks.

Learn From the Pros

Adrienne Fletcher

Symphony Orchestra Conductor
Adrienne Fletcher currently serves as the Music Director of the Mid-Columbia Youth Symphony and the Assistant Conductor of the Mid-Columbia Symphony. Fletcher holds a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting and Vocal Performance/Pedagogy from Central Washington University and a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree in Harp from Pacific Lutheran University.

Kelly Moore

Kelly Moore

Program Director
Kelly Moore, violist, is an educator and chamber musician in the greater Seattle area. Kelly is passionate about teaching, and is co-founder of Juniper Music School, where she has a vibrant private studio of young violinists and violists. Kelly has attended the Indiana University Teacher Training Retreat led by renowned pedagogue Mimi Zweig, and has also attended Suzuki teacher training with Cathy Lee. After several years of being a faculty member for the Icicle Creek Summer Symphony, Kelly is so excited to be taking on the role as director this coming summer.

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