Summer Music Academy - String and Piano: June 7 to 15, 2013
For nine intensive days, students are immersed in the highest level of classical music instruction and performance at the Innsbrook Institute Summer Music Academy.
The Institute faculty includes internationally recognized artist-teachers and Saint Louis Symphony
musicians with extensive coaching and mentoring backgrounds. Each brings a wealth of experience
and insight to the relationships with the students. The Institute provides:
• Performance opportunities
• Nightly festival concerts that enhance daytime learning
• Daily master classes and seminars
• Respite of a natural setting, with the artistic benefits of a large city
The Institute is the result of a vision of Innsbrook Chairman Ed Boyce and Saint Louis Symphony
Concertmaster David Halen to create a stimulating environment for the mind, body and spirit.
Located 45 minutes west of St. Louis, Innsbrook is a step back from the hectic life. Committed to
the natural environment, the resort features 7,400 acres and more than 100 lakes. Students have full
access to all the recreational amenities, including a championship golf course, tennis, sailing, fishing,
horseback riding, biking, hiking and swimming in a beautifully preserved natural setting in the heart
of the Midwest. Students are hosted and “adopted” into residents’ homes.
All students are placed in appropriate level chamber groups and have daily coaching and rehearsal
times scheduled, as well as private practice time. All groups perform on a master class and a final
concert. Students participate in small group sessions with Academy teaching artists.
Additional individual instrument master classes maximize students’ exposure to advanced level pedagogy. Each day is work-filled, so recreation is needed and planned. Activities can include horseback riding, sailing, beach parties, movie nights and a talent show. Nightly festival concerts are a significant part of the
students’ experiences. Seeing artist-teachers perform outstanding works right
before their eyes gives immediacy to concepts and skills being introduced during
Student performances are equally important. Selected student soloists
are presented each evening prior to festival concerts and are awarded complimentary
tickets for family or guests that night. Students may also perform on
scheduled student solo recitals.
Flute Seminar Program: June 7 to 15, 2013
This seminar is for advanced flute students ages 18 to 27 who are beginning to embark on a professional flute performance career. The Innsbrook Institute Professional Flute Seminar is led by internationally acclaimed flutist Mark Sparks. He is the Principal Flutist of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and an artist-faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival. This intensive nine-day seminar will focus on developing the imperative skills for the emerging flute artist.
• Geared to provide intensive, real-world, practical instruction for auditioning
• Daily master classes and periodic private instruction
• Lots of time given to participant performance class
• Challenging, relevant repertoire list for the class, all excerpts and concertos accompanied
• Tone and musicianship fundamentals
• Chamber music and solo opportunities in the Innsbrook Institute Music Festival, mock auditions
• Abundant opportunity for practice, relaxation and reflection in a lovely natural resort setting
• Innsbrook Institute Festival activities, including, hiking, swimming, boating and horseback riding
• World-class string and piano faculty and wind guest artists in nightly performances
Artist Program: June 7 to 15, 2013
The Artist Program is by invitation only for young musicians who are in the early stages of their careers. The program was created to bridge the gap between study and professional life for musicians who demonstrate exceptional potential for success in the music performance world. Musicians accepted into the Artist Program will be mentored by and perform alongside Institute festival artists, interact in the administration and execution of the festival and academy, and engage in an intensive level of study as both soloists and ensemble artists. Artists will take private lessons, rehearse and perform together and alongside professionals in evening festival concerts, coach and mentor academy groups, and receive critical commentary from Institute faculty and staff, benefitting from the rich and varied life experiences of established professionals.