OC Music and Dance presents a unique summer intensive experience featuring the Steinway Piano Festival and the Stradivari String Festival.  These two-week programs feature master classes and private lessons from world-renowned musicians and instructors. Students will also benefit from performances classes, extensive practice time, opportunities for collaborative playing, and performance opportunities. In order to provide the most intimate and hands-on experience for our students, we are limiting enrollment in both programs to a select number of participants.

See below for more information and to apply.

2-Week Festivals Featuring Master Classes and Performances

Steinway Piano Festival

 

July 20th – August 1st, 2020
OC Music & Dance, Irvine, CA

The Steinway Piano Festival is a two-week program of OC Music & Dance, in collaboration with Title Sponsor Steinway & Sons. It is an exciting and unique artistic opportunity that is designed for advanced piano students age 12 and above. Students will have the opportunity to expand their repertoire, sharpen their technique, and develop performance skills by learning from some of the world’s most accomplished pianists.

Program Features:

  • Small class sizes
  • Master classes with world-renowned instructors
  • Private Lessons with Fabio Bidini (Colburn), HyeJin Kim (Colburn), and Hyunjoo Choi (Concordia)
  • Individual practice time
  • Performance class
  • Focus on solo and concerto repertoire
  • Collaborative piano with string players
  • Multiple performance opportunities

Stradivari String Festival

 

July 20th – August 1st, 2020
Concordia University, Borland-Manske Center, Irvine, CA

The Stradivari String Festival is a two-week program of OC Music & Dance, in collaboration with our Title Sponsor, the Stradivari Society of Chicago. It is an exciting and unique artistic opportunity that is designed for intermediate and advanced string students age 12 and above. Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty from some of the country’s most prestigious music conservatories and colleges. Learn from some of the world’s most accomplished string players.

Program Features:

  • Small class sizes
  • Master classes with renowned string performers and instructors from prominent universities and conservatories
  • Private Lessons
  • Individual practice time
  • Chamber ensembles
  • Group rehearsal
  • Student and faculty performances

Enrollment & Tuition Details

 

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Application Fee: $90

Each applicant must submit online links to audition videos of two contrasting works.**  In addition to the audition videos, each applicant should provide a short biography and repertoire list.  Enrollment is limited and is accepted on a rolling basis until all open spots are filled. A non-refundable application fee of $90 is due upon submission.

**The video submission requirement is waived for participants in OCMD’s Piano Master Class Series with Fabio Bidini and Hyejin Kim.

 

APPLY NOW: Piano Festival

Apply Now: String Festival

 

All applications must be received by May 1, 2020. Late applications will be reviewed at the discretion of the Steinway and Stradivari Summer Festival Directors.  Completed applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and notifications of acceptance will be made by May 20, 2020.  Maximum enrollment in the program is 10 students for the Steinway Piano Festival and 24 students for the Stradivari String Festival. A small waiting list will be created.

 

Tuition

Commuter students:  $2000. Includes all master classes, lessons, coaching, performance opportunities, and lunch.

Residential students: $3200. Includes all commuter benefits plus a twin-shared residence at Concordia University Campus Housing in Irvine, 3 meals a day and transportation to and from class.

 

A refundable deposit of $500 is due by June 1, 2020.  Balance of the tuition is due by July 1, 2020. Tuition is fully refundable up to July 15, 2020.

 

If you have any questions regarding the Festivals, please contact Enya Xu at enya@ocmusicdance.org.

We will reply to your inquiry as soon as possible.