Longy's Sistema Side-by-Side Program, 2020/21 Season Information

Side-by-Side Program Schedules

String Orchestra – 9AM-11AM
Chamber Music – 9AM-12PM
Composition Forum – 12:30PM-1:30PM

Important Dates

Seminario 1

October 17, 24, 31
November 7

Rehearsal Dates for Seminario 2

January 16, 23, 30
February 6

Rehearsal Dates for Seminario 3

February 27
March 6, 13, & 20

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Side-by-Side Ensembles Go Virtual!

String Orchestra is open to students in all grades who read string orchestra music with basic proficiency (grade 1 music level). Students in this group have usually played for at least two years. Only students who play violin, viola, cello, bass may enroll in this group. In addition to string orchestra sectionals, students will participate in technique classes and musicianship on Saturdays via Zoom.

Chamber Music (formerly Symphony Orchestra) students will be placed into a chamber group based on their ability and instrumental need. In small group meetings, students will tackle quartets and quintets by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and others. Students enrolled in chamber music will also receive musicianship and technique classes.

Composition Forum is for students of any level who are interested in composition. We will focus on solo music this fall and create short pieces for ourselves and each other.

The Young Composers Group is for young musicians ready to take their composition to the next level. The YCG will meet weekly to develop new music for a Longy Chamber Group to perform and record this spring.

New Enrolling Musicians

All new musicians will be required to submit a placement video with their online registration. Please consult with your site director if you need assistance. The video should be uploaded to google drive, dropbox, a private YouTube channel, or other method that enables the student to share their video via private URL, or uploaded directly. The total length should not exceed 5 minutes. Please upload a single video including the following:

  • The student should state their name and announce each selection before playing
  • A scale representative of the student’s skill (multiple octaves preferred)
  • A solo piece or excerpt that is representative of the student’s current skill. (an exercise, section of an ensemble piece, or other solo are all acceptable)
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