The Falcon Summer Camps – Orchestra Camp 2021 is a project supported by the University of Texas Permian Basin Music Program. It will be held from June 8 to 11 in the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. Students entering 7th to 9th grade will join the Falcon Strings Orchestra, and students entering 10th through graduating seniors will join the Falcon Symphony Orchestra.

Conducting Workshop and Conductors

Simultaneously with the Falcon String Orchestra, we will have an orchestral conducting workshop open to middle school teachers. The participants will work in different sessions and have open conversations about rehearsal techniques, conducting, repertoire, etc. Participants will be actively conducting rehearsals with repertoire of their choice, and they will have the opportunity to conduct the final concert with the Falcon Strings Orchestra.

Our Falcon Symphony Orchestra will have the honor of working with Mr. Beau Garza and with our UTPB faculty during rehearsals, sectionals, masterclasses and private lessons.

String Orchestra faculty:

Erin DeLavan, violin

Madison Welch, violin

Gil Jarvis, viola

Jaxon Straw, cello

Caleb Williams, bass

Symphony Orchestra faculty:

Romina Dimock, violin

Laura Pena, violin

Beau Garza, viola

Amy Huzjak, cello

Caleb Williams, bass

Individual Lessons and In-Place Auditions

Optional private lessons with our faculty are offered in the registration process. An additional fee will be required for these lessons at the online registration. High school seniors may apply/audition for the Music Program at UTPB.

Speakers and Masterclasses

We will have different speakers talking about technique, musicality, college admission, etc. During the camp, our UTPB faculty will organize masterclasses with the students in the same section. The students are encouraged to bring solo repertoire for the masterclasses.

Meals

The Falcon Summer Camps will cover all lunches during the camp. The participants will be required to bring their own snacks and drinks during the day.

Tuition and Registration

Registration for the Strings Camp will close on May 31. Each student will be required to pay the full tuition cost ($99) with the registration. Additional private lessons will be available for an extra free.

Scholarships

Scholarships available. Send an email to gomez_j@utpb.edu before May 24 for more details. Teacher are encouraged to send scholarship recommendations for students that will take advantage of this camp but might need financial support.

Concert

Concert will take place in the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center on June 11 at 7:30 pm. Free admission.

Repertoire

Falcon String Orchestra:

 TBA

Falcon Symphony Orchestra:

  •  Aguiar, Quatro Momentos no. 3
  • Beethoven, Egmont Overture
  • Beethoven, Symphony no. 7, 2nd mov
  • Saint-Saens, Samson and Dalilah, Bacchanale
  • Marquez, Danzon 2

Schedule

June 8 

Time

String Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra

Time 

8:00 Registration and Welcoming in the Main Hall 8:00
9:00 Rehearsal in the Rhea Rehearsal in the Main Hall 9:00
10:00 10:00
11:00 Lunch 11:00
12:00 Sectionals Lunch 12:00
1:00 Rehearsal 1:00
2:00 Social Time 2:00
3:00 Rehearsal Social Time  3:00
4:00 Sectionals 4:00
5:00 Returning Home 5:00

June 9 and June 10

Time

String Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra

Time 

8:00 Meeting with Conductors Sectional 8:00
9:00 Rehearsal in the Main Hall 9:00
10:00 Masterclass/Speaker 10:00
11:00 Sectional Rehearsal 11:00
12:00 Lunch 12:00
1:00 Rehearsal Lunch 1:00
2:00 Sectional 2:00
3:00 Social Time Rehearsal 3:00
4:00 Sectional 4:00
5:00 Returning Home 5:00

 June 11

Time

String Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra

Time 

8:00 Rehearsal Starting at 10am 8:00
9:00 9:00
10:00 Sectional Rehearsal 10:00
11:00 Speaker 11:00
12:00 Lunch 12:00
1:00 Rehearsal Lunch 1:00
2:00 Speaker 2:00
3:00 Go Home to get ready for the concert Rehearsal 3:00
4:00 4:00
5:00 Get Ready for the Concert 5:00
 Concert at 7:30pm in the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center