New this year! All students will have the opportunity to try their hands at Steel Pans (the Island Drums from Trinidad & Tobago)with Dr. Joe Perea of Kirkwood Community College!
Special guests artists for Festival 2018!
John Daversa (trumpet)
Phil O'Connor (clarinet)
Also! Dave Eggar
will work with string students, chamber ensembles!
Daily Small Group Rehearsals
Each day, there will be at least one small group rehearsal for the participants. The small groups will perform a free chamber concert on Thursday evening.
Daily Break-out Sessions
Participants will attend break-out sessions as needed with one or more of our experienced professionals. Each student will get the help he or she needs to be successful in the festival, whether it be working on the small group music or the large group music.
Daily Large Group Rehearsals
Each afternoon, all students participate in large group rehearsals. This may be your students first experience performing with a full symphony, combining all sections, strings, woodwinds, percussion, brass and piano, together to make amazing music.