Tennessee Valley Music Festival 2017

June 4-11, 2017

The Tennessee Valley Music Festival, or TVMF, welcomes string players of all levels, along with intermediate and advanced students of woodwind, brass, and percussion, to enjoy a highly motivating, fun-loving environment for the study of music. Working closely with an outstanding artist-faculty, students participate in a variety of activities, depending on musical level. TVMF activities include master classes, chamber music, orchestra, wind ensemble, and special classes. Festival concerts featuring faculty and students occur during the week. All participants play in at least one concert. TVMF provides the ideal environment for music students to develop their skills through instruction and performance.
Final registration and auditions for all students in programs with ensemble placement will be June 4 at 2:00 in the Trinity UMC New Room lobby. Audition results will be posted on Monday morning.

Available programs:

Nimble Fingers, Nimble Minds: An introductory program from 1-2pm daily for children age 7 and up with no string experience. Instruments are provided for this class. No audition is needed for this class. Cost is $95 ($105 after May 21) Registration

Beginning-Lower Intermediate Strings: A program for string students with some experience. Students will be evaluated and placed in one of three skill-appropriate string ensembles. This program also includes Master Classes and a variety of special activities, including Conducting, Acapella Vocals, and Composition, taught by a variety of TVMF faculty. These students will meet 9am-3pm Monday-Thursday, and 9am-12:15 on Friday. Cost is $255 ($275 after May 21) Registration

Intermediate-Advanced String, Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion: A daily 9am-4pm program for experienced students. Students will be evaluated and placed in one of three skill-appropriate full orchestral ensembles. Students in this program will also be placed in a chamber group, participate in a Master Class for their instrument, and select a special topic class from a choice of Conversational Spanish, Acapella Vocals, Conducting, Composition, or Jazz Ensemble. Cost is $300 ($330 after May 21) Registration

Festival Orchestra: Highly advanced students may be additionally placed in the invitation-only Festival Orchestra at no additional charge. Evening rehearsals begin on Sunday from 6:00-9:00, and continue on Monday-Wednesday from 4:15-6:00, culminating in a concert on Thursday evening.

Horizon String Orchestra: This class is for adults that play violin, viola, cello, or bass. No audition is needed. Class meets at 6:15 each evening. Registration

More information is available at hyo.exdir@gmail.com or 256-880-0622