2017 SLSQ Seminar Participant Information

**SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

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

Contact: Sara at SLSQseminar@gmail.com

Office phone: 650-725-9124


Deadlines

April 15

Repertoire Selection

Once your selections have been confirmed, please have one member of your ensemble fill out the information in this shared Google Document: https://goo.gl/kmtLEv

The guidelines for choosing repertoire are as follows:

  • Pre-formed ensembles will choose your own repertoire. Two contrasting works are encouraged.

  • For groups of matched individuals, we generally recommend narrowing the choice to one work with a possible second contrasting work. Please submit your choice for approval.

  • Each ensemble will play one movement in the Finale Concert at Campbell Recital Hall on Sunday, July 2 (11am to 3pm).

  • If you would like guidance / input, send a message to SLSQseminar@gmail.com -- with the name of your ensemble in the subject line.

May  1

Full tuition due. Check payable to Stanford University. We cannot accept Credit Cards.

Mail to:

SLSQ

541 Lasuen Mall

Braun Music Center

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305

June 1

Housing Fees due in full AND withdrawal deadline.

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.

To Be Announced

Roommate Request Deadline (survey will be sent).

July 6

Last day to submit travel reimbursement information


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FUN


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.

Undergraduate Housing: Check-in window TBA (will be 5:00 pm at the earliest.)

Munger Graduate Housing: Check-in window TBA (will be 5:00 pm at the earliest.)

Saturday, June 24

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

  • Registration time will be assigned by ensemble.
  • Each ensemble receives one Rehearsal Studio key.

Housing Check-in continues at dorms

5:00 pm  Welcome Meeting, Braun Rehearsal Hall

6:00 pm  Dinner in the Campbell Courtyard

7:00 pm  First Rehearsal Period

Sunday, June 25

10:00 am  Rehearsal

2:30 pm  Key Note Presentation, Campbell Recital Hall

4:00 pm  Wine & Cheese Kickoff Reception

7:00 pm  Rehearsal Period 

Monday, June 26

8:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

8:30 am  Seminar Crooners

Morning Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals

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

Afternoon Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals

Afternoon event To Be Announced

Evening Sight Reading (Optional)

Tuesday, June 27

8:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

8:30 am  Seminar Crooners

Morning Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals

12:00 pm Noon w/ June (Lunch & Conversation in the Campbell Courtyard)

Afternoon Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals

Afternoon event To Be Announced

Evening Sight Reading (Optional)

Wednesday, June 28

8:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

8:30 am  Seminar Crooners

Morning Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals

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

Afternoon event To Be Announced

Evening Sight Reading (Optional)

Thursday, June 29

8:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

8:30 am  Seminar Crooners

Morning Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals

Outreach Day - Selected ensembles perform off campus

Afternoon Coaching Sessions & Rehearsals

Afternoon event To Be Announced

Evening Sight Reading (Optional)

Friday, June 30

8:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

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

Afternoon & Evening events To Be Announced

4:30 pm Azure Family Concert -- for children on the Autism spectrum. Performers to be announced.

7:00 pm Sight reading party at the home of Stephen & Grace Hinton (walking distance)

Saturday, July 1

8:00 am Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

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

Sunday, July 2

8:00 am to 10:00 am Undergrad Housing Check-out 

Note: Graduate Housing Check-out Time To Be Determined

TBD Student Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

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)

3:00 pm Estimated End of Finale Concert. Seminar Check-out.


Housing

Students

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).  

Students staying on campus are encouraged to arrive on Friday, June 23.

Housing is available beginning Friday, July 23 at 5:00 pm.

Seminar activities will begin on Saturday, June 24.

Housing check-out for undergraduate dorm is 8:00 am to 10:00 am on Sunday, July 2. Late check-out is NOT POSSIBLE.

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

Community Members

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

Check-out is currently set at 10:00 am on Sunday, July 2. Later check-out on Sunday may be possible, but we won't find out until closer to the Seminar.

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
  • Toilet Paper
  • Microwave, sink
  • Daily Student breakfast at Braun Music Center

 

Munger Graduate Dorm provides:

  • Towels
  • Bedding
  • 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

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.

Food Services


Addresses and maps section is *under construction*.

  • 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.

Getting Here


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.

 


Locations

**This section is under construction**

Braun Music Center

 

Bing Concert Hall