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Summer Music Festival

School of Music
Mason Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151

For Wind, Brass & Percussion High School Students
June 29 - July 5, 2014

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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 The State University of New York at 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 Bands at Illinois State University. Prior to his appointment at ISU, he taught at San Francisco State University, College of Marin, the University of Minnesota Morris, and the Eastman School of Music.  Seggelke holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music in Conducting at 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.

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