Welcome from the Director
For Teachers and Students
Salamandar Resort and Middleburg Film Festival
2017 SCSO Side-by-Side
The 2017 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 selected by American composer Nicholas Britell from some of his film scores (follow the link to learn about Nick and to hear some of his music).
Final selections and parts will be available in early September.
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 70-member ensemble, we can only offer limited seats in each section and as follows:
Violin I: 8 seats
Violin II: 6 seats
Viola: 5 seats
Cello: 5 seats
Double Bass: 4 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 four (4) 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 a seat will be reserved until a deposit of $20 is paid by
Friday, September 29. Please use the payment form below.
Once all seats have been filled in each section, a waitlist will be created. Students who fail to pay the deposit by September 29, will forfeit their seat. The next available student on the waitlist will be contacted to fill that spot. As seats in each section are limited, students are encouraged to submit their deposit as soon as they are accepted and invited to the event and before the deadline.
Total cost of the event
The total cost to participate in the event is $50.
The fee includes:
-copies of the parts
-dinner on Monday, October 16
-transportation to and from Salamander Resort to SU campus
-lunch box for Saturday, October 21.
Full participation of all sessions of the event is expected of invited students (refer to the event schedule).
Students who submitted the $20 deposit, will be expected to pay the remaining balance of $30 upon registering to the event on Monday, October 16.
Paying the entire cost upfront
Those students who apply by the deadline of September 29 and wish to submit the full cost ($50) may do so by using the following form and submitting it directly to Hornet Central (business office of Shenandoah University).