Los Angeles Orchestral Summer Scholarship

Thanks to a generous donation, violin students from the Los Angeles area are invited to audition for full scholarships to 2018 Interlochen Arts Camp.

The scholarships are open to any Los Angeles area violin student currently in grades 9-12. The scholarship covers full tuition and board. Recipients will be responsible for travel and uniform costs.

The 6-Week Orchestral Program: June 23-August 6, 2018

With new repertoire each week, three hours of orchestral rehearsal each day, and six performances throughout the summer, participants will experience what it’s like to be a part of a professional ensemble. Two hours a day of chamber music include small ensemble rehearsal and coaching, student performances, special topics, master classes and faculty performances. Participants will also have weekly private lessons with one of our outstanding faculty members, many of whom hold advanced degrees in music, teach at the college level, and/or perform in professional symphony orchestras.

Participants will also have the potential to study with concertmasters who attend each rehearsal and offer advice on both technical and artistic aspects of performance.

The 2018 Valade Concertmasters include:

  • Martin Chalifour of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Dennis Kim of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Celeste Golden Boyer of the Saint Louis Symphony
  • David Coucheron of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Margaret Batjer of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
  • Jeff Thayer of the San Diego Symphony.

Elective class options allow participants to study another art form, or choose from a variety of classes in the music department, including Composition, Alexander Technique, Music Theory, Computer Music, Jazz, Orchestration, Music Literature, Yoga, and more.

To Apply

Students must apply by completing an application.

Please submit two selections of contrasting style, and piano accompaniment when appropriate. Please also include one major and one minor scale.

The deadline for full consideration is May 15, 2018.