March 8, 2018 - June 15, 2018

Mountainside Baroque

Mountainside Baroque's Summer Academy will return in June 2018. This year's workshop, singular for its offerings and age group, will take place from June 11-15, 2018, at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, located on Smallwood Street at Washington Street in Cumberland. Aimed at talented middle, high school and early college students throughout the region, the workshop will provide instruction on string instruments, flutes, keyboards, brass instruments, lute (guitar) and voice. The popular Pool and Pizza Party will also be back. During 2018 an additional unique opportunity will present itself. The last two days of the Academy will run concurrently with the "Music in the Mountains Festival," where many international artists will be performing. The Academy students will be able to hear and see some of their concerts and rehearsals and receive coaching from the performers. In addition, select students will be eligible to participate in master classes given by internationally known specialists in voice, Baroque violin and fortepiano (early piano). Auditions for the Mountainside Baroque Academy will be held in three different locations: 1) onTuesday, March 8 in Frostburg, Maryland at St. John's Episcopal Church, 52 Broadway, from 7 pm - 9 pm; on Saturday, March 10 in Cumberland, Maryland at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 15 N. Smallwood, from 10 am - 1 pm; on Saturday, March 10 in Baltimore, MD, at Taylor's Chapel, 6001 Hillen Road, Mt. Pleasant Park, from 10 am - 1 pm; and Saturday, March 17 in Baltimore, MD, at Taylor's Chapel, from 10 am - 1 pm. Prospective students should select a preferred time and place via the Academy/Audition page of the Mountainside website. According to Ryan Mullaney, Mountainside Baroque Artistic Co-Director, "the MountainsideBaroque Summer Academy, in addition to fundamentals that would be expected to be a part of any other music camp, will provide area youth with the background and tools that will enable them to understand how and why Baroque music was originally performed, making this timeless style relevant in the 21st century." Though students will play primarily on modern instruments, historical replicas will be available for examination and trial as well as for use performance by more advanced players. In addition to the availability of several historical keyboard instruments, Baroque bows will be issued to all string players for use throughout the week of instruction. Housing is available for out of town students.

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