ASF Aruba 2017 General Info

One of our main goals is to give our best alumni the opportunity of performing on stage both by themselves or with our world-renowned guest artists who can share their experience. Moreover, and upon audition, the students will have the opportunity to participate in our orchestras and programs. An unusual feature of the Aruba Symphony Festival Academy is the possibility of attending our professional programs. Over and above our regular classes intended to our talented young students, professional musicians interested in preparing auditions are welcome to benefit themselves from our orchestra excerpts program. Besides, the ASF 2017 Academy is offering a Baroque interpretation program (ornamentation/improvisation). If interested in applying to the ASF Academy, feel free to check our tuition plans and fill out the 2017 Application Form, a response from our team will be delivered to you no later than 7 days after applying (times can be longer for scholarship applicants).

ASF Summer 2017

Festival dates: July 20 – 29, 2017.

Arrival date: 07/19/2017

Departure date: 07/30/2017

All the academic activities will be held at the Cas di Cultura, the most important theater and cultural center in Aruba since 1958. Aruba is an island located in the southern Caribbean Sea. For more info about ARUBA click here

Each student will receive:

  1. Private Lessons: 3 private lessons and 1 master class.

Instruments:

  • Piano
  • Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
  • Brass: Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba
  • Woodwinds: Flute/Piccolo, Recorder, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon

 

  1. Programs:
  • Orchestra (based upon audition)
  • Chamber Music (based upon audition)
  • Orchestra Excerpts Preparation
  • Baroque Interpretation
  • Conducting

 

  1. Student Performance Opportunities: Recitals, Chamber Music, Student Competition, and Orchestra. Eligibility will be based on auditions and/or teacher recommendation (students must prepare themselves at their best for each coaching/class if they want to be considered to take advantage of our performance opportunities).

 

  1. Master Classes: Public master classes are presented at the Cas di Cultura facilities.

 

  1. Performances: There will be complimentary tickets available to all the students for all the festival concerts.

 

  1. Certificate of Participation: Students will receive a certificate of participation endorsed by the Nuevo Mundo Foundation, signed by the Artistic Director of the ASF.

 

Academy Location:

Cas di cultura

Vondellaan 2, Oranjestad, Aruba

Registration dates:

February 15th, 2017 – June 15th, 2017

Enrollment Fees*

(Airfare/Meals NOT included)

Plan Description Fee

Tuition only

The tuition only includes 3 private lessons and 1 master class.

The student is responsible for finding housing in Aruba.

$1125
Tuition + housing

Includes 3 private lessons, 1 master class and accommodation.

Students will stay in a shared room for 2-4 people.

$1645
Ensembles (tuition only) Includes 4 chamber music coachings and 1 master classThe student is responsible for finding housing in Aruba. No private instrument lessons included.The fee is per student. $795
 Ensembles (tuition + accommodation)(Amount per student) Includes 4 chamber music coachings, 1 master class and accommodation. No private instrument lessons included.The fee is per student. $1025

*You can get a tuition plan which allows you to pay your package fee in 4 convenient payments. The first payment should be 40% and all the payments should be made before May 30th, 2017.

Refund Policy: Students who register and later change their plans for attendance must request a cancellation before May 15th, 2017. The Festival will return the tuition payments made by the student keeping a $90 non-refundable processing fee for enrollment and any other extra charge that the organization has to pay due to this cancellation. The remainder will be refunded.

Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment: A registered student is required to submit the full tuition payment before May 30th, 2017. The ASF reserves the right to cancel the registrations in all courses of students from whom the Festival has not received the full payment on time.

 

In order to successfully register at the ASF 2017 Summer academy, the participant MUST submit the 2017 Online Registration Form. After the festival committee reviews the application, the student will get a link via email to make the tuition payment via check or Paypal.

**Audition video

If you have a recommendation from our faculty you don’t need to send a video.

Unless recommended by our faculty, applicants must include a VIDEO of themselves playing the required audition repertoire; the recording may be sent as a link or attached to the 2017 Online Registration Form. Please note that the recording must not be edited in any way.

The video must include 2 contrasting pieces of any composer.

There are no specific requirements for the video audition as long as the student can be seen and heard clearly. IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE A PROFESSIONAL RECORDING.

Any questions? Email to: academy@nuevomundofestival.com 

Student Profile:

  • Advanced music students

  • Age restrictions:

  • Students under age 18 (minors according to Aruba’s laws) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or responsible adult (21+).

IMPORTANT: The primary responsibility for looking after a child rests with the parent/guardian. The Nuevo Mundo Foundation and the Aruba Symphony Festival are NOT responsible for participants when they are in public areas outside the body of the Festival venue. It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure that their children and vulnerable adults are adequately supervised. Parents should note that the buildings used for Festival events may be open to the general public.

In order to apply for financial aid the student must fill the Online Application Form and then send an email to academy@nuevomundofestival.com with the following attachments:

1. A financial aid request letter.

2. One (01) letter of recommendation.*

*If the student has been recommended for any of our faculty professors, the recommendation letter is not necessary.

How do I get my scores?

The ASF will provide all instrumental parts for the orchestra.

Is it possible to know in advance the Festival daily schedule?

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Private lessons.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Chamber Music coachings, Studio classes, and Master classes.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Orchestra rehearsals.

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Concerts.

Does the ASF cover travel & meals expenses?

The Aruba Symphony Festival will NOT cover any travel expenses or meals of the participants.

Does the ASF cover accommodations for the students?

The Aruba Symphony Festival will arrange and cover the cost of accommodation ONLY for the participants enrolled in the Tuition + accommodation packages.

What happens if I decide to cancel my registration or I don’t pay the full tuition before the announced deadline?

Refund Policy: Students who register and later change their plans for attendance must request a cancellation before May 15th, 2017. The Festival will return the tuition payments made by the student keeping a $90 non-refundable processing fee for enrollment and any other extra charge that the organization has to pay due to this cancellation. The remainder will be refunded.

Registration Cancellation for Non-Payment: A registered student is required to submit the full tuition payment before May 30th, 2017. The ASF reserves the right to cancel the registrations in all courses of students from whom the Festival has not received the full payment on time.

  • In order to participate in the Solo Competition, the student must send via email the following information:

    Full Name
    Instrument
    Age
    Title of Work(s)
    Composer(s)
    Movement(s)

  • The information above must be emailed to info.arubasymphonyfestival@gmail.com no later than July 10, 2017.
  • The student must prepare two (02) contrasting movements of any composer. If the movement duration is longer than 10 minutes, the student will only perform one movement.
  • Only movements of solo works will be accepted and will have to be performed memorized.
  • The student must bring one (01) PRINTED copy of the score to Aruba (for the Jury).

Para información en Español, el Festival cuenta con personal bilingüe que podrá responder con gusto a todas sus inquietudes en Español o Ingles. Sientase libre de escribir a cualquiera de nuestras direcciones: info@nuevomundofestival.com o academy@nuevomundofestival.com en el idioma de su preferencia y con gusto le atenderemos.

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