The Music of France

Music for performance and sightreading will be selected from the following:


Berlioz

Symphonie Fantastique

Roman Carnival Overture

Le Corsaire Overture

Hungarian March from

Damnation of Faust


Franck

Psyche and Eros


Dukas

Sorcerer's Apprentice

Overture 


Offenbach

Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld


Fauré

Pelléas et Mélisande Suite


Saint-Saëns

Danse Macabre


Bizet

Two Carmen Suites



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Festival Director: Paul-Elliott Cobbs, DMA






EMF Session I: July 27 - July 31, 2020
Urban Grace Church-Tacoma

EMF Session II: August 3 - AugusT 8, 2020
​URban Grace Church-Tacoma

A COMPLETE SUMMER MUSIC EXPERIENCE FOR

ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTALISTS AGES 8-21


EMF features a day camp for younger musicians and a live-in festival for older musicians.


COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE FOR SESSION II WHEN SIMULTANEOUSLY ENROLLED

AT TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

In order to secure Early Bird Tuition Rates submit an application and the non-refundable

deposit, postmarked by May 15, 2020.

Deposits will be applied to tuition.


contact:

Dr. Anna Jensen, Festival Manager
EMF, 901 Broadway Plaza, Suite 500
Tacoma, WA 98402-4415
(253) 627-2792
emf@tysamusic.org





session I

Younger musicians meet at the Urban Grace Church in downtown Tacoma for daily classes and rehearsals. The program is designed for young string, woodwind, brass & percussion players.  String students entering grades 3-8 in the upcoming school year need a minimum of one (1) year experience.  Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion students entering grades 6-8 need a minimum one (1) year experience.


Session I EMF initiates, enhances & furthers abilities & appreciation of orchestral music.  Studies include music elements and history, technique building exercises, section rehearsals, lecture/recital demonstrations, performance opportunities and a concert. 

Session I Daily Schedule (Typical)

8:45     Student Check-in

9:00     Rehearsals

10:00   Music Theory Classes

11:00   Sectionals led by coaches

12:00   Lunch

1:00     Orchestra/Band Rehearsals

2:00     Faculty Demonstrations/Lecture/Concert

3:00     Music Exploratory

3:30     Student Pick up


SESSION I FINAL CONCERT
Friday, July 31st at 2:00 pm
Urban Grace Church



Session II

Musicians entering grade 9 and above (through age 21) in the upcoming academic school year are invited to apply.  Audition tapes may be required depending on the instrument.  Audition materials will be provided upon receipt of your application.

The live-in festival attracts the talented, motivated and pre-professional young musician for a comprehensive program of summer music study and performance.  Musical studies include chamber music, orchestra rehearsals, masterclasses, orchestral techniques, visiting and live-in artists, section coaching, form analysis, music elements and history classes, daily concerts, faculty and student recitals.

FACILITIES --TEMPORARILY HELD AT URBAN GRACE CHURCH FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID-19
The Central Washington University campus features outstanding instructional and recreational facilities as well as modern residence and dining accommodations.  It is located in sunny Ellensburg, Washington.  This state of the art music facility is an inspirational setting for creativity.   
 
Session II Daily Schedule
7:00     Rise and Shine!
7:30     Breakfast
8:30     Orchestra Rehearsal/Sectionals
12:00   Lunch
1:00     Music Theory Classes
2:15     Chamber Music
3:30     Individual Practice Time
4:00     Free Time
5:00     Dinner
6:15     Orchestra Rehearsal/Sectionals
8:00     Faculty or Student Recitals
9:15     Lecture with Dr. Cobbs
10:30   Meet with counselors for nightly attendance
11:00   Lights out!

* Daily schedules with vary slightly from day to day.

SESSION II FINAL CONCERT
Saturday, August 8th at 10:00 am

Urban Grace Church

2020 Evergreen Music Festival

                          Tacoma Youth Symphony Association

Schedule

temporarily modified for 2020 due to Covid-19

A Community Treasure

Schedule

temporarily modified for 2020 due to Covid-19

Both Sessions are Day Camp Festivals for 2020 due to Covid-19

Extended to July 1, 2020

We are pleased to share our excitement for this summer's EMF.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions both sessions will be held at Urban Grace Church, Tacoma.  Session I has been moved forward two weeks and Session II will be in an "extended day camp" format.  The number of students and adults will be LIMITED to allow for "Social Distancing."  Students will be provided with a TYSA face mask, temperatures will be taken each morning, hygiene will be regularly encouraged as well as other CDC recommended safety measures.

PLEASE NOTE:

NEW DATES/TIMES

DUE TO COVID-19