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TC Partnership with International Chamber Orchestra of America
ICOA Young Artists Program
String Orchestra (Ages 13-18)
Teachers College is partnering with the International Chamber Orchestra of America (ICOA) this fall to launch the ICOA Young Artist Program - String Orchestra for string players between ages 13-18. Our first academic year includes 12 rehearsals, 6 workshops, 4 masterclasses, and 3 concerts.
Young musicians will be taught by professional performing artists and educators supervised by Prof. Lori Custodero from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Columbia University’s Teachers College, and Mannes School of Music, playing collaboratively in a string orchestra comprised of students and educators.
The program provides talented musicians professional orchestral training that aims to enhance the artists’ musicianship, while building extra-musical skills including but not limited to: effective collaboration, social awareness, and interpersonal communication.
Instrumental sectionals rehearsal will have a maximum of 10 students to allow for more individual attention (average teacher-student ratio 1:8).
*Selected students will be Performing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center with ICOA in 2017.
ICOA's Unique Approach
- Regular weekly rehearsal session
- Sectional rehearsals led by faculty
- Collaborative and constructive pedagogical methods
- Side-by-side collaboration with professional musicians
- Non-competitive atmosphere
- Dalcroze method for orchestra ensemble
- Improvisation for strings
Masterclasses in solo repertoire
- Guest faculty
- One-on-one instruction
Young Artist Soloist Selection
- Concerto opportunity with Orchestra
- Other solo performing opportunities
- Carnegie Hall performance
- Performing with ICOA at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center
Benefits for Students
Instruction focused on individual development
Improving musicianship and collaborative skills
Enhancing skills in instrumental technique
Establishing relationships with prestigious faculty and musicians
Preparation for conservatory
Age: 13-18 years old
12 two-hour rehearsals
3 Concerts in prestigious music venues
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2016
Oct 2, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016 (Fall 2016)
Jan 29, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017 (Spring 2017)
Fall $570 / Spring $690 | Full year $1140 ($120 discount)
$20 annual registration fee
ICOA also provides need-based financial aid. Please email us if you would like to be considered for financial aid.
For more information, please visit www.ico-america.org/educational/.
10/09/16 Dalcroze Workshop 1
10/16/16 Rehearsal/Master class
10/23/16 Rehearsal/Improvisation Workshop 1
11/06/16 Rehearsal/Master class
11/20/16 Open Rehearsal
12/04/16 Dress Rehearsal
12/11/16 Fall Concert
01/23/17 Concert at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center
02/05/17 Dalcroze Workshop 2
02/26/17 Rehearsal/Master class
03/26/17 Rehearsal/Improvisation Workshop 2
04/09/17 Dress Rehearsal
04/23/17 Carnegie Concert