|July 7, 2016|
The MMF Orchestra Institute accepts talented young string players for intensive study and performance during the summer festival. Ranging from pre-college to emerging professionals, accepted string players are serious musicians who are planning to enter or are in the process of completing a music program at an accredited institution, or are entering the world of professional auditions. The string program is aimed at developing the necessary skills for achieving success in a career in the symphonic field.
All string students audition upon arrival for placement in the MMF Symphony Orchestra, which performs multiple symphonic concerts each season at both the New World Center and Barry University’s Broad Theatre. Additional performance opportunities include chamber music concerts and participation in the MMF Concerto Competition.
String players receive private lessons and chamber music coachings with MMF’s esteemed faculty and guest teaching artists from such renowned institutions as the Dallas Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and more. MMF also conducts master classes and seminars in artistry and career objectives for the enterprising string student. Over the course of the festival, students explore solo technique, chamber and collaborative works, and demanding orchestral repertoire.
Advanced string players have the option of participating in a concertmaster training/string audition seminar led by Gary Levinson (senior principal associate concertmaster, Dallas Symphony).