Symphony-to-Go: Bringing the Music to You
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra gratefully recognizes grant support from The Georgina Joshi Foundation through the Symphony-to-Go Program.
For more information visit: www.thegeorginajoshifoundation.org
Want to experience classical music and connect with accomplished professional musicians? The South Bend Symphony Orchestra takes the music out of the concert hall and into the regional communities. The SBSO has three small ensembles that are available to provide entertaining, engaging, and educational programs, free of charge for non-profit organizations. From schools to retirement communities, from libraries to civic organizations, our musicians will perform one of their customized programs program just for you!
Each Symphony-to- Go performance will take place during the days before the weekend of an SBSO concert. Some dates may become unavailable if there are changes to the rehearsal schedule later in the season.
Please note: Performances are booked based on availability. All requests must be made no later than 50 days prior to the requested date. Please send the completed Symphony-to-Go Registration Form to Christina Gibson
For a complete and up-to-date listing of available dates, please contact Christina Gibson, Director of Education email@example.com or 574-232-6343.
What is the Symphony-to-Go Program?
The Symphony-to-Go Program brings the music to you! The program offers three different small ensembles that perform around the Michiana area. Symphony-to- Go ensembles are also able to provide workshops and masterclasses for area music programs.
Each group has several different programs they use depending on the age of each audience or the location of the performance. Our Symphony-to- Go ensembles are always glad to answer questions from the audience. When performing for younger audiences the ensembles introduce each instrument and talk about the music.
- String Quintet: Two violins, viola, cello, and bass
- Wind Quintet: Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and F horn
- Brass Trio: Trumpet, F horn, tuba
Where do the Symphony-to-Go ensembles perform?
Symphony-to-Go ensembles perform for various groups in the Michiana area such as: schools, early childhood programs, civic organizations, senior living facilities, libraries, and other non-profit organizations.
How do I reserve a Symphony-to-Go Performance?
To reserve a performance or workshop, please download the registration form from our website and mail or email it to the Director of Education (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are unable to access the form, please send the following information to the Director of Education:
- Date and time of the performance
- The name of the organization
- The location where the ensemble will be performing
- Name and contact information
- A brief description of the audience (early childhood, adults, seniors)
* All requests must be submitted no later than 50 days prior to the performance or workshop.
What if I want to reserve an ensemble for a date that is not listed?
The Symphony-to-Go performances traditionally take place during the days before the weekend of an SBSO concert. However, there are occasional dates that become available throughout the season. If you are interested in another date, other than those listed, please contact Christina Gibson, Director of Education email@example.com or 574-232-6343.
How should my organization prepare for a Symphony-to-Go ensemble?
Organizations hosting a Symphony-to-Go ensemble will need to provide:
- Chairs, without arms, for each member of the ensemble
- Enough light to read music
- A microphone, if the audience requires one
- The musicians will bring their own music stands.
Each Symphony-to- Go performance will take place during the days before the weekend of an SBSO concert and would like to encourage concert attendance! In order to provide our community with entertainment at no cost, we would like to continue to reach out to a larger audience. You can assist us by promoting the upcoming South Bend Symphony Orchestra concert. We would be happy to provide you with promotional materials.
For senior and adult audience members, we would like to ask for contact information so we can provide them with information about upcoming South Bend Symphony Orchestra concerts and events.
In order to provide the Symphony-to-Go program available to the community, all venues will be required to provide an accurate attendance record for the performance. This information will be used for grant writing and funding purposes.
For additional information, please contact:
Christina Gibson, Director of Education
Shein Family Young People’s Discovery Concerts
For over 30 years, the SBSO has introduced thousands of area elementary school students to the world of symphonic music in an exciting and engaging concert designed especially for them! This past November, over two days and four concerts, the Shein Family Young People’s Discovery Concerts 6,000 area students, teachers, and chaperones from 75 school groups!
For the 2019-2020 Season, the Symphony is partnering with Carnegie Hall and presenting its Link Up’s The Orchestra Rocks program. This is a fun, engaging and highly participatory program designed for your students! The SBSO, in collaboration with area schools, will create a unique and innovative cross-curricular concert/classroom experience and provide the following:
- Each school will receive a FREE set of free books to use in the classroom
- Each music teacher will receive a FREE 102-page teacher guide, recordings, and online resources that can be used to prepare for the concert or any time during the school year.
- Additional FREE resources will be provided to connect the concert to the Indiana and Michigan State Curriculum Standards in math, language arts, science, and social studies.
Sign-up TODAY, as the Shein Family Young People’s Discovery Concerts create a musical experience that your students will not want to miss!
The YPDC concert was outstanding! You did such a great job intertwining math and music on a 3rd Grade level.
And, THANK YOU for playing Star Wars! Great music, great memories.
What a fabulous concert. Our students (and staff) were enthralled. Thank you for this superior presentation.
I have been to many of your concerts over the years, and this one I thought is the best!
Wonderful educational presentations on math and music; wonderful selection of music and performance!
The program was fabulous and all the materials will support instruction.
Thank you for the performance today. After today, I have definitely changed the way I think about music.
What are the South Bend Symphony Orchestra Donald A. Dake Summer Music Academies?
The SBSO Donald A. Dake Summer Music Academy was created in 1998 as an outstanding, local summer camp for high school students. Now in its 20th year, the Dake Academies continue to be the region’s premier summer chamber music camp and will be expanding to include Middle School students! Our exceptional faculty members are professional musicians from the South Bend Symphony. These musicians come from Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, and Northern Indiana to bring the music camp to South Bend!
The Dake High School Academy is designed to challenge high school students in grades 9-12 and students who have graduated from high school in 2017 with a focus on chamber music and small ensembles. This week-long academy includes: individual and group instruction, participation in chamber ensembles (duets, trios, quartets, etc.) and the masterclasses, seminars/classes, community tour, and a gala concert.
**New for 2017**: The Dake Middle School Academy is designed to challenge middle school students in grades 6-8 and students with a focus on masterclasses, section and smaller ensemble playing. This four-day academy includes: individual and group instruction, masterclasses, seminars/classes, and a lunchtime community concert.
When and where is the SBSO Donald A. Dake Summer Music Academy?
Middle School Academy: June 19-22, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. – noon
High School Academy: June 19-23, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The high school community tour – locations TBA – see Daily Hours information below
Location: Indiana University South Bend
What are the daily hours?
Middle School Academy: June 19-22, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. – noon
High School Academy: June 19-23, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, June 23, 2017 – Performance Tour – Time TBA and Gala Concert 6:30 p.m. at the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall, Indiana University South Bend.
Who is eligible to participate in the Donald A. Dake Summer Music Academy?
Students who play wind and string instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, F horn, trombone, violin, viola, cello, double bass).
- Middle School – students who are in grades 6-8 with a minimum of one year playing experience are eligible. Participation in Solo and Ensemble festival or equivalent ability level is appropriate.
- High School – students who are in grades 9-12 are eligible. Students who will be graduating from high school in 2017 may also apply. Students who are in grades 7 or 8 may only apply if they meet a high school playing level. Auditions will determine the most appropriate placement.
How much is tuition?
- MIDDLE SCHOOL EARLY BIRD RATE!!! If your recordings and applications and $25 deposit are postmarked or electronically submitted no later than April 15, 2017, you will receive the Early Bird tuition rate of $85.00. If you are unable to pay the deposit fee at the time of application, please contact Christina Gibson, SBSO Director of Education. If materials are postmarked or electronically submitted April 16-May 1, 2017 tuition is $99.00 for the week.
- HIGH SCHOOL EARLY BIRD RATE!!! If your recordings and applications and $25 deposit are postmarked or electronically submitted no later than April 15, 2017, you will receive the Early Bird tuition rate of $175.00. If you are unable to pay the deposit fee at the time of application, please contact Christina Gibson, SBSO Director of Education.
- If materials are postmarked or electronically submitted April 16-May 1, 2017 tuition is $199.00 for the week.
- There are full and partial need-based scholarships available.
- Tuition covers: instruction, music, community tour transportation, t-shirt for performance and complimentary tickets for the 2017-2018 SBSO season!
- Applications must be submitted on or before May 1, 2017
Why is tuition so much lower than other camps? Is this a legitimate musical offering?
The Dake Academies are legitimate musical offerings. Our exceptional faculty members are professional musicians from the South Bend Symphony. These musicians come from Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, and Northern Indiana to bring the music camp to South Bend!
We have very generous sponsors for our Dake Summer Music Academies. Students only pay roughly 30-40% of the total cost for the week (total estimated value for 2017 is $600 per high school student). A huge thank you to our generous sponsors: The Georgina Joshi Foundation and Mr. Lloyd Palmiter!!!
When is tuition due?
- There is a deposit due of $25 when the application is submitted.
- The remainder of the tuition is due on the first day of the Dake Summer Music Academy.
- Payment arrangements can be made with Christina Gibson, SBSO Director of Education.
How do I apply/register for the SBSO Dake Academies?
- Download the Application – Word format | PDF format
- Record your audition onto a CD, DVD, e-mailed computer files or YouTube link.
- If you are in need of financial assistance to help cover your tuition fees, please include a letter demonstrating financial need with your application materials. Scholarship materials must be postmarked or electronically submitted by April 15, 2017.
- Students interested in attending the Donald A. Dake Summer Music Academy should have their applications postmarked or electronically submitted by April 15 to receive Early Bird tuition.
- Applications must be submitted on or before May 1, 2017.
What are the audition requirements for the recording?
All students must submit a recording on CD, DVD, e-mailed computer files or YouTube link. Recordings should include all of the following:
- A scale of your choice (please perform the appropriate number of octaves for your instrument). The scale should be performed at both a slow and fast tempo.
- Two contrasting musical selections (each must be at least one minute in length)
- A technical etude and a lyrical solo
- A technical solo and a lyrical solo
- A technical section and slow section of one larger work (this could be a solo or band/orchestra pieces)
When are applications and recordings due?
- April 15, 2017 – to ensure Early Bird tuition and scholarship applicants
- April 16 – May 1, 2017 – applications will still be accepted and regular tuition will apply
- Applications must be submitted on or before May 1, 2017. Applications may be accepted if there are vacancies available.
Where do I send my application, recordings and deposit/tuition?
South Bend Symphony Orchestra
Attn: Dake Summer Music Academy
127 North Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46601
How do I apply for a need-based scholarship?
Please have your parent or guardian submit a letter of financial need. All information will be kept confidential. Your letter, application and recordings must be postmarked or electronically submitted no later than April 15, 2017. After that date, we cannot guarantee scholarships.
When will I know if I have received a scholarship?
If you are applying for a scholarship, your application and audition recordings will need to be postmarked on or before April 15, 2017. We will let you know if you have received a scholarship by April 30.
How are ensembles selected?
Ensembles are based on the level and quality of performance of the audition recording submitted and by instrumentation. Students are placed in ensembles where they will be the most successful.
When do I receive my music for the Donald A. Dake Summer Music Academy?
You will receive your materials by the first week of June.
When and where do we perform?
Middle School: On Thursday, students will perform with their small ensembles at 11:00 a.m. at a location TBA. We will keep you posted with more details to follow.
High School: On Friday, students will perform with their chamber ensembles at various venues throughout the community during the day. They will perform in the Academy Gala Concert on Friday evening at the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall, Indiana University South Bend.
As ensembles and music will be assigned in early May, refunds on the $25 deposit and/or full payment can only be guaranteed until May 31. If for any reason, a student is not selected for the Dake Academy, deposits will be refunded.
But wait! There’s more!!!
Students who attend Dake also will receive:
- Complimentary tickets and backstage access to all South Bend Symphony Orchestra concerts for the 2017-2018 season!
- Opportunities to attend masterclasses and work with faculty members throughout the season
- Opportunities to meet and greet guest soloists during the season
- Access to SBSO rehearsals and observe how the professionals rehearse
- Special invitations to Dake Alumni reunions and events
Made possible with the support of The Georgina Joshi Foundation.
The Artist-in-Residence program offers an in-depth experience for area school students. For the second year, the SBSO partnered with the orchestra program at Clay High School. Our teaching artists presented bi-weekly masterclass, small-group, sectional, and one-on-one sessions for a combined total of 70 hours of instruction.
Play-Along with South Bend Symphony
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Chris Wilson Pavilion – Potawatomi Park 500 S. Greenlawn Avenue South Bend, IN 46615
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra featuring musicians from the South Bend Community!
Come enjoy a free concert at the park and even play along with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra! For the tenth consecutive year, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County will present the award-winning Community Foundation Performing Arts Series in the Chris Wilson Pavilion at South Bend’s Potawatomi Park.
- Aug. 24 at 7:00 p.m.: The South Bend Symphony Orchestra performs, including a special community play-along of Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” and Bernstein’s “Mambo” from West Side Story.
- For full information and registration for the Play along, please visit: www.cfsjc.org/2019playalong
- Please note – registration and rehearsals are mandatory
- The concert is free to attend and begins at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Audience members can pack a picnic dinner to enjoy during the show, or purchase dinner and drinks from Fiddler’s Hearth, who will be on site. In case of rain, updates will be posted on the Community Foundation’s Facebook page and at www.cfsjc.org. The South Bend Symphony performance on Aug. 24 has a scheduled rain location: Adams High School Auditorium.