The Music of The Americas

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


Samuel Barber

Adagio for Strings


Leonard Bernstein

Selections from Westside Story


Aaron Copland

Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

Appalachian Spring


George Gershwin

American in Paris


Astar Piazzolla

Libertango

Oblivian


Heitor Villa-Lobos

Bachianas Brasileiras No 5


John Williams

The Cowboys



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Festival Director: Paul-Elliott Cobbs, DMA



EMF Session I: July 26 - July 30, 2021

EMF Session II: August 2 - AugusT 6, 2021


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 your place submit an application and the non-refundable

deposit as soon as possible.

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 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

11:00   Rehearsals

12:00   Lunch

1:00     Sectionals/Rehearsals

2:00     Lecture/Recital Demonstrations

3:00     Music Exploratory: Conducting, Movement, Rhythm, Scavenger Hunt

3:30     Day Ends


SESSION I FINAL CONCERT
Friday Evening as Covid-19 restrictions allow



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 --Session II will be in a Day Camp held at University Place Presbyterian Church for 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions
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

Friday evening at 7:00 pm as Covid-19 restrictions allow


2021 Evergreen Music Festival

A Community Treasure

                          Tacoma Youth Symphony Association

Both Sessions are Day Camp Festivals for 2021 due to Covid-19

This schedule will be

temporarily modified for 2021 due to Covid-19

​Hours will be 9-5 daily with a later evening on Wednesday.