AVANTI SUMMER MUSICFEST LAUNCHES FOURTH SUMMER FOR METRO DETROIT YOUTH, July 20-25, 2015.
AVANTI SUMMER MUSIC FEST LAUNCHES FOURTH SUMMER FOR
METRO DETROIT YOUTH
Registration for AVANTI’s July 2015 Workshop begins January 9, 2015
Detroit (Jan. 6, 2015) – Now entering its fourth year, the AVANTI Summer MusicFest
will once again offer a week-long celebration of Metro Detroit’s musical youth from July
20-25, 2015 at Groves High School, Beverly Hills. Registration for musicians aged 13-
18 begins January 9, 2015 and can be filed online or downloaded at
www.avantisummermusicfest.org. Tuition for the six-day workshop is $375, early
registration fee is $20 ($40 beginning February 1) and financial assistance is available
based on need. Participating students will learn from and work with Detroit Symphony
Orchestra musicians and will receive a complementary pass to both Festival concerts
performed by their DSO mentors. Enrollment for 2015 is limited to 200 students and
qualified applicants are accepted in the order in which they apply.
“Our goal is simply to share what we love,” said AVANTI co-founder and retired DSO
musician Shelley Heron. “Through a comprehensive week of intermediate and advanced
music training, we help students move to the next level in performance and also provide a
wonderful opportunity for them to connect with new friends.”
Music making is focused in large ensembles – orchestra, string orchestra, and band. In
addition, AVANTI students rehearse and work in small sectionals daily with their DSO
mentors and take part in a massed chorus. Optional classes such as chamber music,
private lessons, jazz instruction, career paths for musicians, and a concerto competition
are available to participants.
“I had a wonderful time! The teachers were all so professional and informative! I would
highly recommend this program to other students!” said Trinity Lee, AVANTI 2014
The AVANTI Summer MusicFest culminates with a FINALE performance at Orchestra
Hall on July 25 by AVANTI students and their DSO mentors for family and friends that
is not to be missed!
Conceived and supported by The Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra,
AVANTI Summer MusicFest brings the absolute best in classical music performance and
instruction to Metro Detroit in July. For more information please contact AVANTI at
734-756-9499 or [email protected].