Regina Summer Strings (RSS) provides a living answer to a question asked by every string educator: “How can a student’s musical development be successfully stimulated over the summer months?”
Student musical development is successfully stimulated by:
· excellent learning opportunities
· excellent listening opportunities
· meaningful connections with peer group musicians
· meaningful connections with professional musicians
At the heart of the Regina Summer Strings vision is the aim to enhance the educational experience of string players. Through an intensive 6-day summer workshop, RSS provides opportunities for the development of multi-faceted Classical music-oriented skills, through interaction with outstanding faculty, in a positive and supportive learning environment. Students will have the opportunity to explore and develop solo, chamber music, and orchestral practices, as well as being inspired by perspectives and performances brought by Regina Summer Strings faculty and select visiting artists from the Regina Chamber Music Festival. Solo performance skills will be developed through private lessons with RSS faculty, as well as masterclass performance and recital opportunities. Each participant in the program will also be assigned to a chamber music ensemble, and will receive daily coaching sessions by RSS faculty members, as well as performances in ensemble masterclasses and a formal concert on the final day of the program. Large ensemble skills will be developed through placement in one of 2 string orchestras, which will rehearse daily and perform at the final concert. Participants gain access to the full slate of concerts presented by the Regina Chamber Music Festival, which will expose these emerging young musicians to inspiring high-caliber performances throughout the week.