First, I would like to encourage all students to sign up using the link below for SUMMER LESSONS. These lessons are at Crockett with me on Tuesdays throughout the summer and for FREE!!! You can sign up for as many or as few as you need due to travel plans. We will work on any techniques you might have trouble with, scales and tuning, Region Audition material, and get a head start on your solo for the Pancake Breakfast and UIL Solo & Ensemble in January. It is a great way to keep up your practice and progress over the summer.
Second, any student in Crockett orchestra for 2018-2019 should attend orchestra camp in August! We combine with the Austin High Orchestra program and work on technique and Region Audition music with instructors from the Austin Symphony and professional musicians for each instrument. These instructors normally charge anywhere from $60-$120 per hour, and students can work with them at camp for the low price of $35 for the week. At camp we also have games and prizes, and time with our ensembles where we choose the music for next year. If you want to vote on what we play next year, come join us at camp!
Finally, one more opportunity to help students prepare for Region and All-State Auditions. These auditions are very rigorous, so any student who is serious about these auditions in October will have to work very hard over the summer! In addition to these etudes, students will receive excerpts in the fall that them must also learn. The workshop (open the document below) is located at Bedichek Middle School.
I hope to see you at one or more of these events this summer! Happy Practicing!!!