2018 SCSO Side-by-Side
The 2018 SCSO Side-by-Side invites music educators from around the region to recommend top string, wind, brass and percussion students from their high school orchestra, band and music programs. Recommendations are made on the basis of the teacher’s evaluation of their students’ ability to technically and musically meet the challenges of the two works that are to be rehearsed and performed. This year’s selections will be Giacomo Puccini's Act I Duet from Madama Butterfly and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3.
Teachers who wish to obtain copies of parts of these works in order to ascertain work level of difficulty and to make a recommendation will be sent PDFs via email upon request.
Students accepted into the event will be sent all parts via email as PDFs in order to prepare their respective parts fully prior to the event. Hard copies will be made available at the event.
Available seats for the Side-by-Side
Since the SCSO is currently a 80-member ensemble, we can only offer limited seats in each section and as follows:
Violin I: 4
Violin II: 4
Cello: 4 seats
Double Bass: 2 seats
Woodwind/Brass/harp: one seat in each instrument group (i.e. one flute, one oboe, etc)
Percussion (excluding timpani): 2 seats
How many students can a teacher recommend
Since only a very limited number of students are accepted in each instrument group, teachers are asked to send no more than two (2) nominations in order to allow teachers from other schools and/or regions to be eligible to participate.
Where to send a recommendation
Please send recommendations directly to Jan Wagner via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please state your student's name, instrument, age and grade level and student’s contact email address and phone number. Teachers and students will be contacted via email to confirm acceptance or placement on a waitlist.
Deposit and confirmation of acceptance and invitation
Students will be accepted on a “first-come-first-served” basis and enrollment is open until Thursday, October 18. Seats are only secured through payment of the entire fee. Please use the payment form below.
Once all seats have been filled in each section, a waitlist will be created. As seats in each section are limited, students are encouraged to submit their payment as soon as they are accepted and invited to the event.
Total cost of the event
The total cost to participate in the event is $50.
The fee includes:
-copies of the parts
-lunch on Saturday, October 20
-instruction with SU faculty and Side-by-Side director
Full participation to all sessions of the event is expected of invited students (refer to the event schedule).
Paying the entire cost upfront
Those students who apply and are accepted are recommended to submit payment in full in order to secure their spot. Please use the attached form and submit payment directly to Hornet Central (business office of Shenandoah University).