DESCRIPTION: The Residency is intended for in-depth interaction with the performing artist, working on a customized musical program to be performed at the end of the residency period. It is intended to allow a level of interaction beyond what is possible in the Workshop or Master Class.

For a large ensemble such as an orchestra, band, or choir, the residency includes program planning, rehearsals, and at least one performance. The artist would work closely with teachers and conductors in the project’s creation in order to best enhance the students’ existing curriculum.

Smaller ensembles such as string quartets receive private instruction and collaborate with the artist in a variety of performance settings.

Individual musicians and vocalists receive private instruction, public master classes and the option to perform in collaboration with the artist. The extended residency format can vary widely and be individually tailored to the students’ and teachers’ needs.

AGE GROUP: An extended residency is intended for students from junior high school to college ages. Collaboration with the artist is a main focus of the residency experience and would require at least an intermediate level of musical exposure and performance ability.

CAPACITY: There are no restrictions on the number of students that can participate in an extended residency.

DURATION: An extended residency requires at least 3 days, with an appropriate amount of time allotted for rehearsal, performance, and/or other interactive programming.

PREPARATION: Ensembles, individual participants and the artist will discuss, mutually agree upon, and practice the repertoire in advance of the artist’s arrival. The residency time will be dedicated to refining the repertoire in preparation for the final performance.