2017 SLSQ Seminar Participant Information

Seminar Headquarters: Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford CA 94305

Contact: Sara at SLSQseminar@gmail.com

Office phone: 650-725-9124


Schedule Overview

Friday, June 23  

Housing Check-in begins. On-campus housing is available at 5:00 pm at the earliest. Student participants are encouraged to arrive on campus on Friday.

Should you arrive on campus before 5:00 pm on Friday, come to Braun Music Center (541 Lasuen Mall)  to hang out in the lounge (2nd floor, room 205), or go to the nearby student union and get a coffee. The Grad Student Asst (Lori) will be at Braun beginning at 2:00pm. Sara will be on campus at 5:00pm.

Undergraduate (Scholarship): Scroll down to HOUSING for updated information and maps. 

Munger (Community and Faculty): Scroll down to HOUSING for updated information and maps. 

Saturday, June 24

9:30 am Complimentary Coffee Service in Campbell Courtyard (Also, CoHo opens at 9:00am)

10:00 am to 4:30 pm: Registration. Braun Rehearsal Hall.

  • Each ensemble receives one Rehearsal Studio key. ($20 cash deposit).

Housing Check-in continues at dorms

  • Registration time will be assigned by ensemble (generally student groups Register in the morning and local community groups in the afternoon).

10:00 AM Quartet 94, Crescent Trio, Geist String Quartet, Quartet Andara

10:30 AM Puck Quartet

11:00 AM Vaughan Quartet, Auner Quartett

11:30 AM Open

12:00 PM Quartet Azure, Kismet Quintet

12:30 PM Julius Quartet

1:00 PM STAFF LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM Complete 180

2:30 PM Midsummer Octet, Quatuor Madécasse

3:00 PM Ortega Trio, Von Quartet

3:30 PM Matter & Motion, Trio Cuvee

4:00 PM Pinky Quartet, Tesla Quartet, punctuated equilibrium

5:00 pm  Welcome Meeting, Braun Rehearsal Hall

6:00 pm  Dinner in the Campbell Courtyard

Menu: Taco Bar - Carnitas, Chicken & Mexican Veggies

7:00 pm  First Rehearsal Period

Sunday, June 25

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Some streets and parking will be closed until 9:30 am due to the Summer Scamper.

9:00 am Complimentary Student Breakfast, Campbell Courtyard

Menu: Quiche, Scones, Yogurt

10:00 am  Rehearsal

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)

2:30 pm  Key Note Presentation, Campbell Recital Hall

4:00 pm  Wine & Cheese Kickoff Reception

Menu: Wine & Non-alcohol drinks, Cheese & Charcuterie Platters

5:45 pm Community Outreach Forum at French House

Dinner (on your own)

Rehearsal Period 

Monday, June 26

8:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

Menu: Breakfast Burritos (Ham & Egg, Cheese & Egg, Veggies & Cheese)

8:30 am  Seminar Crooners with Professor Gregory Wait

9:30 am to 11:00 am Late Registration in Lounge 205 (includes Invoke, Omer, Thalea)

Morning Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals:  See MON-WED Coaching Schedule

12:15 pm Midday Masters Program One at Bing Concert Hall

Afternoon Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals:  See MON-WED Coaching Schedule

4:30 pm Artist Spotlight: Osvaldo Goljov (Participant Event, Campbell Recital Hall)

Evening Sight Reading (Optional)

Tuesday, June 27

8:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

Menu: Oatmeal w/ fruit, Bagels & Lox

8:30 am  Seminar Crooners

Morning Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals:  See TUES-THUR Coaching Schedule

9:15 am Five spots available for Green Library Tour. View rare music materials at Stanford’s Special Collections -- manuscripts by Bach, Schubert, Chopin, Stravinsky and Irving Berlin. Meet Heidi Lee of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies in front of CRH to walk to Green Library for 9:30 am tour. Sign up at Registration.

12:00 pm Noon w/ June. Commentator June Goldsmith interviews cellist Alasdair Tait.  Lunch & Conversation in the Campbell Courtyard.

Menu: Pizza, Chicken Wings, Salad

Afternoon Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals:  See TUES-THUR Coaching Schedule

 

Masterclasses

1a  Campbell Recital Hall

Performing: 

Julius Quartet

Geist String Quartet

punctuated equilibrium

Hosts: Geoff Nuttall, Osvaldo Golijov

1b  Baldo Chamber Hall (103)

Performing: 

Trio Cuvee

Tesla Quartet

Auner Quartett

Hosts: Owen Dalby, Maria Lambros

1c  Braun Rehearsal Hall

Performing: 

Puck Quartet

Ortega Trio

Omer Quartet

Hosts: Michael Kannen, Erika Switzer

 

Evening Sight Reading (Optional)

Wednesday, June 28

8:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

Menu: Scrambled eggs w/ cheese, Country potatoes, Sausage links

8:30 am  Seminar Crooners

Morning Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals: See MON-WED Coaching Schedule

NOON Program Selection Deadline(All ensembles select one movement to play in Finale Concert).

12:15 pm Midday Masters Program Two at Bing Concert Hall

Afternoon Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals: See MON-WED Coaching Schedule

 

Masterclasses

1a  Campbell Recital Hall

Performing: 

Matter & Motion Piano Quartet

Quatuor Madécasse

Pinky Quartet

Hosts: Alasdair Tait, Tara Helen O'Connor

1b  Baldo Chamber Hall (103)

Performing: 

Quartet 94

Vaughan String Quartet

Kismet string quartet

Hosts: Christopher Costanza, Osvaldo Golijov

1c  Braun Rehearsal Hall

Performing: 

Complete 180

Midsummer Octet

Von Quartet

Hosts: Owen Dalby, Geoff Nuttall

Evening Sight Reading (Optional)

Thursday, June 29

8:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

Menu: Breakfast Burritos (Ham & Egg, Cheese & Egg, Veggies & Cheese)

8:30 am  Seminar Crooners

Morning Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals:  See TUES-THUR Coaching Schedule

Outreach Day - Selected ensembles perform off campus

Afternoon Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals:  See TUES-THUR Coaching Schedule

Masterclasses

1a  Campbell Recital Hall

Performing: 

Matter & Motion w/ Daniel Phillips

Quartet 94 w/ Benjamin Weil

Invoke

Hosts: Daniel Phillips, Erika Switzer

1bBaldo Chamber Hall (103)

Performing: 

Thalea Quartet

Crescent Trio

Andara Quartet

Hosts: Maria Lambros, Michael Kannen

1c  Braun Rehearsal Hall

Performing: 

Kismet Quintet (with piano)

Quartet Azure

Hosts: Tara Helen O'Connor, Pedja Muzijevic

 

Evening Sight Reading (Optional)

Friday, June 30

8:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

Menu: Scrambled eggs, Bacon, Bagels w/ cream cheese

8:30 am  Seminar Crooners

Morning Coaching Sessions & Dress Rehearsals

12:15 pm Midday Masters Program Three at Bing Concert Hall

Afternoon Coaching Sessions & Dress Rehearsals

4:30 pm Azure Family Concert -- for children on the Autism spectrum. Performers to be announced. Friends and family can reserve free tickets here.

6:00 pm Sight reading party at the home of Stephen & Grace Hinton (walking distance)

Saturday, July 1

8:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

Menu: Scrambled eggs w/ cheese, Country potatoes, Sausage links

8:30 am  Seminar Crooners

Last day of Coaching sessions.

Morning - Finale Concert & Showcase Dress Rehearsals

2:30 pm Summer Showcase at Bing Concert Hall

Evening - Finale Concert Dress Rehearsals

6:45 pm Optional Event: SLSQ performs at Canada Day Celebration at Bing Concert Hall  Studio. Tickets $30.

Sunday, July 2

8:00 am to 10:00 am Check-out for Undergrad Housing (French House)

8:00 am to 1:00 pm Check-out for Graduate Housing (Munger)

 

8:00 am to 10:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

Menu: Quiche, Scones, Yogurt

10:00 am  All Called to Campbell Recital Hall - Seminar Crooners Rehearsal & Important Notes

10:30 am Group Photo (Location TBD)

11:00 am Finale Concert at Campbell Recital Hall (all groups perform one movement)

4:00 pm Estimated End of Finale Concert. Seminar Check-out throughout the day.

6:00 pm STAFF LEAVES. Building empty. Thank you and goodbye!


Getting Here

Scroll to end for Maps section.

  • Most attendees fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO). San Jose International Airport (SJC) is also a fine option. We do do not advise Oakland (OAK) because of complications of getting to campus from Oakland.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to arrive on campus Friday evening between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm. If that is not possible, plan to arrive on campus no later than 2:00 pm on Saturday.

Transport Options

  • Download and set up a LYFT account before you arrive.
  • Some ensembles take advantage of the Super Shuttle. Feedback is more success with Inbound to campus than Outbound to airport.
  • With advance planning you can navigate public transportation for least cost. From SFO take BART one stop to MILLBRAE STATION, switch to CALTRAIN towards San Jose. Get off at PALO ALTO STATION. You will be on the correct side of the train tracks. Take free Marguerite Shuttle X or Y to Tresidder Student Union stop (WEEKDAYS ONLY). This endeavor will probably take two hours.
  • If you're feeling swanky, set up a ride with Palo Alto Limo. SUV averages $85 plus tip. Let them know you have multiple people with instruments and luggage.

Housing

Students

HOUSING INFO UPDATED JUNE 11, 2017. Scroll to end of page for maps.

Check-in at Lasuen House

572 Mayfield Ave, Stanford, CA 94305

Corner of Campus Dr. & Mayfield Drive

650-723-8004

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Staffed table outside at Lasuen House

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm: Go inside to Front Desk

After 10:00 pm: Call 650-723-3225. Calls will be forwarded to the after hours HART office who will send a response team member over.

AFTER you have checked in at Lasuen THEN take your fob and key and walk to Seminar housing:

La Maison Francoise (French House)

610 Mayfield Ave.

To keep things confusing, should you arrive on campus before 5:00 pm on Friday, come to Braun Music Center (541 Lasuen Mall)  to hang out in the lounge (2nd floor, room 205), or go to the nearby student union and get a coffee. The Grad Student Asst (Lori) will be at Braun beginning at 2:00pm. Sara will be on campus at 5:00pm.

 

Check-out Sunday, July 2, 8:00 am to 10:00 am

At French House - Staffed table at front.

Late check-out is NOT POSSIBLE.

Note: you can take your luggage to Braun Music Center for the day.

 

There is ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING in campus housing. Stanford is a tobacco-free campus.

All scholarship-assisted housing is in shared rooms in an undergraduate dorm (doubles, triples and quads). Individual rooms are not available. You may choose to room with your ensemble members or to be assigned a roommate(s).  A survey will be sent asking for your roommate preferences (M-F is fine upon request; if assigned roommates will be F-F or M-M.)

Students staying on campus are encouraged to arrive on Friday, June 23. Seminar Registration and activities will begin on Saturday, June 24.

Community Members

HOUSING INFO UPDATED JUNE 11, 2017. Scroll to end of page for maps.

Community members who are staying at Munger Graduate Dorm can check in beginning Friday evening, June 23.

Munger Conference Desk

554 Salvatierra Walk

Jacobson-Sorenson Hall

Stanford, CA 94305

650-723-3225

Check-in for Friday, June 23 at the Munger Conference Front Desk (look for the  Market at Munger)

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm: See staff at Munger Conference Front Desk. They will give you keys and point you towards your nearby building.

After 8:00 pm: Call 650-723-3225. Calls will be forwarded to the after hours HART office who will send a response team member over.

 

Check-in Saturday, June 24,

8:00 am to 8:00 pm: Munger Front Desk should be staffed for summer hours, but if there is no one there call 650-723-3225; Munger staff will come check you in. They will give you keys and point you towards your nearby building.

After 8:00 pm: Call 650-723-3225. Calls will be forwarded to the after hours HART office who will send a response team member over.

 

Check-out by 1:00 pm on Sunday, July 2.

Note: You can check out earlier and bring your luggage to Braun Music Center

 

Housing Fees due in full AND withdrawal deadline is June 1.

If an accepted participant is unable to attend and if notice is given no later than June 1, 2017, a refund of 75% tuition may be requested and will be considered on a case by case basis if extenuating circumstances prevent your attendance.

Check payable to Stanford University. Sadly, we cannot accept Credit Cards.

Mail to:

SLSQ

541 Lasuen Mall

Braun Music Center

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305


What to bring

All participants should bring:

  • Comfortable shoes for walking. All events are on or near campus within three-quarters of a mile.
  • Shower flip-flops if you are in the undergrad housing (shared bathrooms)
  • Light jacket for evenings
  • Personal toiletries
  • Cash: Parking scratchers are $5 per day; rehearsal room key deposit is $20 (one member per ensemble).
  • Attire for Finale concert: Performers are expected to be in "casual formal" concert dress. No tuxedos or ball gowns, no flip flops. Ladies, if you wear a skirt, it should be below the knee for the comfort of the audience. 
  • Other than the Finale concert, all events are casual.

 

Undergrad housing provides:

  • Towels
  • Bedding (linen service Wed. morning)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Microwave, sink
  • Daily Student breakfast at Braun Music Center

 

Munger Graduate Dorm provides:

  • Towels
  • Bedding (linen service Wed. morning)
  • Toilet Paper (world's cheapest)
  • Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Kitchen w/ refrigerator, microwave, stove top & oven BUT NOTE no dishes, cookware, flatware, or  small appliances are provided. If you want to cook on your own, consider mailing a "camping box" of basic supplies ahead of time.
  • Mail packages to: YOUR NAME c/o  Sara Langlands, Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-3076
  • On weekdays the CoHo (coffee house) serves breakfast, or join in the daily Student breakfast at Braun Music Center

Food Services

During the seminar, food services are available at a variety of on-campus locations, or at restaurants in nearby Palo Alto. Throughout the Seminar, there will be several group meals provided, but attendees are responsible for most of their own meals. Please plan accordingly.


Tuition

& Scholarships

Tuition for the SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford is $1,000 per person. (Note: Application fees are separate from tuition payments and cover only the costs of processing applications). Due May 1. Scroll to top of page for mailing address.

If an accepted participant is unable to attend and if notice is given no later than June 1, 2017, a refund of 75% tuition may be requested and will be considered on a case by case basis if extenuating circumstances prevent your attendance.

Students

Musicians receiving scholarship support are asked to help throughout the week with duties such as ushering, setting up chairs, and light cleaning of the shared lounge (to be assigned).

Please help us secure future funding by submitting a Thank You Letter which we can pass on to our generous supporters. Letters can be from individuals or from the whole ensemble, and should be emailed by Friday, June 30 to SLSQseminar@gmail.com (simple email text is fine; does not need to be in pdf form).


PARKING

$5 daily parking "scratchers" can be purchased at Seminar Registration (cash only).

  • Parking scratchers are needed needed Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Parking in A, C, and metered lots is free Saturday and Sunday, as well as after 4:00 pm on weekdays.
  • The Tresidder pay lot is adjacent to the music building; full day of parking would be about $12

Travel Assistance

Pre-formed ensembles receiving tuition scholarship support also qualified for partial travel assistance which will be in the form of reimbursement for proof of purchase of airfare.

Note the following:

  • Do NOT use air miles to arrange your airfare. We can only reimburse an actual purchase.
  • Your ITINERARY must show your TRAVEL DATE and TIME to BAY AREA AIRPORT and PROOF OF PURCHASE (example: $200 Mastercard XXXX)
  • Once you have purchased your ticket, forward your ITINERARY to SLSQseminar@gmail.com with YOUR FULL NAME in the subject line (Example: Jane Smith_Travel Itinerary)
  • Cellists: Send all the same info for your Cello's ticket.
  • It is easier if you have one ticket that is round trip, but it is possible to reimburse one-ways flights.
  • The final step is to save your BOARDING PASSES. You can give me the physical paper passes OR forward a pdf / screenshot of the electronic boarding pass.
  • Note: If you are part of a formed quartet (particularly one coming from outside the U.S.) and would like to designate on or two people for reimbursement that you can divide later amongst yourselves, we can talk about that as it may cut down on your overall paperwork.

Individual participants do not receive travel assistance.

 


Deadlines

July 6

Last day to submit travel reimbursement information


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Maps

Braun Music Center

Seminar Home Base

541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford CA 94305

 

Lasuen Front Desk

Undergrad Check-in GET YOUR KEY HERE

572 Mayfield Ave., Corner of Campus Dr. & Mayfield Drive

 

Munger Conference Desk

Munger Housing Check-in

Community Members & Faculty GET YOUR KEY HERE.

554 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA 94305. 650-723-3225

 

Bing Concert Hall

Midday Masters concerts - recommend walk don't drive

327 Lasuen St, Stanford CA 94305

 

French House

Undergrad Housing

610 Mayfield Ave, Stanford CA 94305

 

Munger Housing

Address To Be Announced