For Wind, Brass & Percussion High School Students
Open to instrumental music students currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12, the 24th Annual Fredonia Summer Music Festival offers a friendly and relaxed setting for musical growth through performance of large ensemble and chamber music.
Set on the beautiful campus of SUNY Fredonia and housed in the university's School of Music, the Fredonia Summer Music Festival takes advantage of the campus' first-rate facilities and world-class teachers. Many of the festival faculty are also professors at the university. Outstanding performers and teachers provide unique opportunities for learning, improving technical skills and expanding musicality. In addition to band rehearsals, chamber ensembles and jazz groups, students will attend daily musicianship classes, participate in master classes, attend special evening performances, and have time for individual practice and recreation.
The Wind Symphony will once again be directed by Dr. Martin Seggelke, Director of Wind Ensembles at San Francisco State University. Prior to his appointment at SFSU, he was conductor of the University of Minnesota-Morris Wind Ensembles and Professor of Conducting and Clarinet. He also has taught conducting at the Eastman School of Music and served as Assistant to the Director of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra. Seggelke holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music in Conducting at SUNY Fredonia.
The Fredonia Summer Music Festival is an exceptional value. We intentionally keep our tuition and fees as low as possible to make this outstanding musical experience available to everyone. Tuition and fees include: ensemble participation, all instruction (theory, musicianship, composition, etc), attendance at professional music performances and master classes, daily recreation, all meals and housing, and a camp t-shirt. Limited scholarships are available for instruments as specified on the tuition page. Families in financial need are strongly urged to request funding in writing from your local school, religious organization, or other charitable organizations (Rotary, Lions, etc) for other possible financial support.