Rusty Musicians

Ages 22 + | July 6 – July 10, 2022

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Are you a musician who hasn't picked up their instrument in a while? Or maybe you play with a community group, but you'd like a chance to play with the pros? The Rusty Musicians programs are your chance to hone your skills and play alongside a professional orchestra.

Rusty Musicians Summer Camp concert, 2019
Rusty Musicians, Summer Camp concert, July 2019.
Photo by D.T. Baker.
Rusty Musicians, B-Sides concert, March 3, 2020.
Rusty Musicians, B-Sides concert, March 3, 2020.
Photo by Levi Manchak.

Rusty Musicians: Summer Camp

Spend five days with us this summer and immerse yourself in music and performance! Join us at the Winspear Centre for this year’s camp under the baton of ESO Resident Conductor, Cosette Justo Valdés. Summer Camp is designed for adult non-professional musicians. With expert instruction from members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and other professional musicians, this camp provides a unique opportunity for classes, rehearsals, and sectional instruction – all leading up to a performance on the stage of the Winspear Centre! Join your fellow non-pros for five days of intense and fun orchestral study – and fall in love with making music all over again.


Conducting
Back by popular demand! Are you a CONDUCTOR? Join us this summer to observe and practice your conducting skills alongside our ESO Resident Conductor, Cosette Justo Valdés, in rehearsal with the Rusty Musicians Summer Camp Orchestra. This will be an indispensable source of new rehearsal techniques, repertoire, and teaching ideas. Watch Cosette throughout the week as she teaches new concepts, creates a positive experience for amateur musicians, and prepares them for the final performance in only 5 days. Receive masterclasses and practical conducting experience to gain confidence in leading an ensemble at any skill level.

Summer Camp 2022 registrations

July 6 – 10, 2022
Musician Participant Fee: $675/person
Conductor Participant Fee: $399/person

Please note that out of an abundance of caution, meals will not be provided and participants are responsible for bringing their own lunch and snacks.

All components of the Rusty Musicians Program are a wonderful professional development opportunity for music specialists and members of community ensembles.


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Limited spots available.



Time Activity Location
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Body Warm-up Main Lobby
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Instrument Small Group Rehearsal Various
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Break Main Lobby / Outside
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Orchestra Rehearsal Studio
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch & Learn / Faculty Performance

Lunch

Performance
Lobby
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Large Group Sectional Rehearsal Various
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Break Main Lobby / Outside
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Orchestra Rehearsal Studio

2022 Rusty Musicians Summer Camp Repertoire:

  • Brahms Akademische Festouvertüre, Op. 80 (1880)
  • Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé, Op. 60 (suite 1934)
  • Amy Beach Symphony No. 2, Op. 32, E minor (Gaelic) (1894), II. Alla siciliana; Allegro vivace
  • Edvard Grieg Norwegian Dances, Op. 35 (1881), III. Allegro moderato alla marcia

*Subject to change.


Summer 2022 Registrations

Conductor
Instructed by Cosette Justo Valdés
Back by popular demand!
Register

Violin 1
Instructed by Aiyana Anderson
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Violin 2
Instructed by Ewald Cheung
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Viola
Instructed by Clayton Leung
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Cello
Instructed by Victor Pipkin
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Bass
Instructed by Toscha Turner
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Oboe
Instructed by Dan Waldron
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Flute
Instructed by Liz Faulkner
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Clarinet
Instructed by Dan Sutherland
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Bassoon
Instructed by Matthew Howatt
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Trumpet
Instructed by Robin Doyon
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Trombone
Instructed by Kathryn Macintosh
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Bass Trombone
Instructed by Kathryn Macintosh
New this year!
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French Horn
Instructed by Mary Fearon
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Tuba
Instructed by Scott Whetham
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Percussion
Instructed by Brian Jones
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Harp
Instructed by Nora Bumanis
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Covid Safety Policy

At this time, masking and proof of vaccination is required for staff and participants of our Rusty Musicians Summer Camp program.

Cancellation/Alteration Policy

Cancellations made one month prior to the beginning of camp will receive a full refund.
If COVID-19 restrictions prevent summer camps from operating, participants will be contacted to choose between a full refund or deferral to next summer.