Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

Nature of Research/Program Description: 

Cabrillo Festival’s Student Staff Program is dedicated to music education for young adults of all musical backgrounds and levels. This program is designed for the student who wants to have a profound musical experience: interaction with fabulous musicians, amazing composers, and the cutting-edge music for which the Cabrillo Festival is known.

In the weeks before and during the Festival, Music Director Cristian Mácelaru, guest composers, and orchestra members will be available to discuss the dynamic new music presented at the Festival. Student Staffers can participate in stimulating workshops and master classes with orchestra members covering professional development and career guidance. For those interested, the Student Staff Ensemble provides invaluable experience in concert planning, preparation and performance.

Program highlights include: Free admission to Cabrillo performances as ushers. Free Master classes and discussions with world-class muscicians. Opportunity to compose, perform, and/or conduct music for the Student Staff Ensemble concert. A variety of fun social events. 

See the webpage for application details and an interest form.

Keywords: contemporary music; summer; student; workshops; master classes; concert planning; performance; musical immersion;

Location Details: 
Santa Cruz, California
Targeted Students: 
Program requirements: Open to students age 16-24. Participants must arrange for own housing and travel.
Program Time Period: 
Time Period Details: 
Must attend two mandatory orientations (one in June and one in July). Must usher five Cabrillo Festival concerts (in August at the Santa Cruz Civic).
This is a music immersion program open to young adults of all backgrounds and levels
Application Deadline: 
June 1, 2020
Year Began: 
Tamara Liu
Contact Title: 
Events & Programs Coordinator
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