2019

SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford

June 22-30

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

Contact: SLSQseminar@gmail.com      Office phone: 650-498-2288

My Dear Seminarians. What a wonderful week of chamber music! The walls are still reverberating.

Please check back here in the coming weeks for various downloadable files (photos/audio/video recordings) including our traditional

“Wacky” group shot (below) and a more serious version.

(with thanks to Ron Ho for capturing!)

Warren Wu is sharing his tremendous catalogue of seminar photos for download here . Thank you Warren!


wacky.jpg

2019 Seminar schedule

Subject to change. Please check back frequently!

The full Schedule is viewable as a spreadsheet and in long form below

Azure Concert Program

Bing International Showcase Program

Marathon Concert Program

(If you spot any discrepancies,  the spreadsheet schedule rules.)

Who else is coming and which studio will be yours you ask?  
See the full roster including studio assignments
here.

Do you like to plan ahead?  View the Masterclass line up
here

The following documents are posted here for easy reference but also embedded below.   

Coaching Schedule

Masterclass Line Up

Faculty Rehearsal Schedule

Schedule by DAY  in long form follows…

Friday, June 21

5pm - 8pm Housing Check-in

On Campus Scholarship Housing (Storey)

If you arrive before 5pm, you are welcome to make your way to Braun Music Center (541 Lasuen Mall) and the SLSQ Seminar headquarters Map of Braun here. (Room 205) to refuel, relax or just store your luggage until 5pm when The Housing Office (572 Mayfield) is open for check-in.   

5pm - 8pm Check in on the lawn of the Lasuen housing office (572 Mayfield, Stanford, CA)
After 8pm please call 650-723-8004 for late check-in.

7pm Pizza delivery to Storey provided by SLSQ for all Storey residents!

On Campus (paid) Munger Housing

If you arrive before 5pm, you are welcome to make your way  to Braun Music Center (541 Lasuen Mall) and the SLSQ Seminar headquarters Map of Braun here. (room 205) to refuel, relax or just store your luggage until 5pm when Munger is is open for check-in.

5pm-8pm Munger self check in at 554 Salvatierra Walk, Jacobson-Sorensen Hall, Stanford. If no one is at the front desk, call 650-723-3225.
After 8pm please call 650-723-8004 for late check-in

Saturday, June 22

Faculty rehearsals

9am Breakfast available in Campbell Courtyard

Registration Schedule — Please come to Braun Rehearsal Hall (room 110) at your appointed time.  (map here) You will receive the key to your studio at this time.

9:30am to 12:30pm Registration in Braun Rehearsal Hall

Lunch on your own. Click here for a list of campus cafés that accept scholarship dining cards. Summer hours for campus dining halls.

1pm sharp! Welcome Meeting in Braun Rehearsal Hall

2pm - 5pm   Rehearsal period (No coaching)

5pm - 6pm Chamber orchestra reading on Dink Stage  ALL PARTICIPANTS & Faculty (INCLUDING pianists who will meet with Pedja for a piano shindig!)

Chamber Orchestra music here for those interested in a sneak peek.

Vaughan Williams Orch 1: Vln 1, Vln 2, Vla, Vc, Cb

Vaughan Williams Orch 2: Vln 1, Vln 2, Vla, Vc, Cb

6pm  Dinner provided for all in Campbell Courtyard

7pm Rehearsal Period

(7pm -Faculty to 743 Cooksey Lane for wine reception — optional.)

Sunday, June 23

Faculty rehearsals

9am Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

10am - 11:30am Masterclass with Alasdair Tait in Campbell Recital Hall

12pm  Light lunch provided in Campbell Courtyard

Rehearsal Period

2:30om-4pm  Keynote - DISCOVERIES!  with SLSQ, Paul Groves, and Pedja Muzijevic in Campbell Recital Hall

4pm onwards   Rehearsal Period

Evening sight reading (optional, but highly recommended!)

Monday, June 24

Faculty rehearsals

8am-8:30am Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

8:30am-9am Crooners with your hosts Paul and Pedja!  (all participants) in Braun Rehearsal Hall

9:15am-11:30am DAY ONE coaching sessions and rehearsals  

Faculty Dress Rehearsal Golf Cart Schedule (golf cart schedule here)

12pm Midday Masters Program I at Bing Concert Hall  (NO TICKETS NEEDED.  ALLOW TIME TO WALK)

Ralph Vaughan Williams “On Wenlock Edge”  
Paul Groves, tenor
Laura Dahl, piano
St. Lawrence String Quartet

Mozart String Quartet No. 4 in G minor, K. 516
Frederik Øland, Owen Dalby, violin
Asbjørn Nørgaard, Maria Lambros, viola
Michael Kannen, cello

1:15pm Lunch for Faculty and Guests at Bing Artists Garden

2pm - 4:15pm DAY ONE coaching sessions and rehearsals  

4:30pm  Masterclasses 1A & 1B

Dinner on your own

Evening sight reading (optional, but highly recommended!)

Tuesday, June 25

Faculty rehearsals

8am-8:30am Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

8:30am-9am Crooners with your hosts Paul and Pedja!  (all participants) in Braun Rehearsal Hall

9:15am-11:30am DAY TWO coaching sessions and rehearsals  

11:30am - 12pm  Get your lunch starting at this time in Campbell Courtyard

12pm  “Noon With June”  Guest Presenter June Goldsmith in Campbell Courtyard

“All the Wins of Music Making” with panelists  Frederik Øland, Owen Dalby, Asbjørn Nørgaard (and including Stephen Prutsman on white board)  Audience Participation!

1:15pm - 3:30pm DAY TWO coaching sessions and rehearsals  

4-5:30pm Special guest presentation: Violinmaker Sam Zygmuntowicz  "Evolution of the Violin" including lecture/demo  re maintenance and sound adjustment in Campbell Recital Hall

Dinner on your own

6pm Faculty and Guests to 743 Cooksey Lane for Faculty Dinner

7pm SLSQ/SPCS’s “Why Music AND” Story Booth. Details to follow.

Evening sight reading (optional, but highly recommended!)

Wednesday, June 26

8am-8:30am Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

8:30am-9am Crooners -w your hosts Paul and Pedja!  (all participants) in Braun Rehearsal Hall

9:15am-11:30am DAY ONE  coaching sessions and rehearsals  

Faculty dress rehearsal golf cart schedule here

12pm Midday Masters Program II at Bing Concert Hall   (NO TICKETS NEEDED.  ALLOW TIME TO WALK)

Haydn Piano Trio in A major, Hob.XV:18
Geoff Nuttall, violin
Alasdair Tait, cello
Pedja Muzijevic, piano

Dohnányi Piano Quintet No. 1, Op. 1
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Stephen Prutsman, piano

1:15pm Lunch for Faculty and Guests  at Bing Artists Garden

2pm - 4:15pm DAY ONE  coaching sessions and rehearsals  

4:30pm  Masterclasses 2A & 2B

Dinner on your own

Evening sight reading (optional, but highly recommended!)

Thursday, June 27

Faculty rehearsals

8am-8:30am Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

8:30am-9am Crooners -w your hosts Paul and Pedja!  (all participants) in Braun Rehearsal Hall

9:15am-11:30am DAY TWO  coaching sessions and rehearsals  

Lunch on your own

1:15pm - 3:30pm DAY TWO  coaching sessions and rehearsals

4-5:30pm Special guest presentation: Violinmaker Sam Zygmuntowicz, "Talking to your Maker"Collaboration in the design and making of an instrument in Campbell Recital Hall

Dinner on your own

7pm Masterclasses 3A & 3B

Friday, June 28

Faculty rehearsals

ALL DAY Dress rehearsals in Campbell Recital Hall. Check for your ensemble’s times lot. Link to schedule will be posted by Wednesday 6/26.

8am-8:30am Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

8:30am-9am Crooners with your hosts Paul and Pedja!  (all participants) in Braun Rehearsal Hall

9:15am-11:30am DAY ONE  coaching sessions and rehearsals  

Faculty dress rehearsal golf cart schedule here

12pm Midday Masters Program III at Bing Concert Hall  (NO TICKETS NEEDED.  ALLOW TIME TO WALK)

Haydn String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Duparc Three Songs
Paul Groves, tenor
Stephen Prutsman, piano

Mozart Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478
Frederik Øland, violin
Maria Lambros, viola
Michael Kannen, cello
Pedja Muzijevic, piano

1:15pm Lunch for Faculty and Guests at Bing Artists Garden

2pm - 4:15pm DAY ONE  coaching sessions and rehearsals  

5:30pm Epic sight-reading party at the home of Persis Drell and Jim Welch. More details to come.

Saturday, June 29

ALL DAY Dress Rehearsals in Campbell Recital Hall.  Schedule to be posted.

8am-8:30am Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

8:30am-9am Crooners -w your hosts Paul and Pedja!  (all participants) in Braun Rehearsal Hall

9:15am-11:30am DAY TWO  coaching sessions and rehearsals

Lunch on your own

1:15pm - 3:30pm DAY TWO  coaching sessions and rehearsals

2:30pm Azure Family Concert, Campbell Recital Hall

5pm International Showcase, Bing Concert Hall.

TRAFFIC NOTICE: On Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 7pm, the San Jose Earthquakes will play the L.A. Galaxy at Stanford Stadium. With an estimated attendance of 50,000, there will be heavy traffic on all major roads and highways in and around campus. Please plan accordingly.

FIREWORKS NOTICE: A post-match fireworks show will take place between approximately 9:20pm and 10pm.

Sunday, June 30

8am - 10am Check-out for scholarship housing (Storey). Take your instruments and luggage to your rehearsal studio

8:30am Breakfast in Campbell Courtyard

11am Check-out for Munger Housing  554 Salvatierra Walk, Jacobson-Sorensen Hall, Stanford, CA. If nobody is at the front desk, call 650-723-3225.  Do not leave your key in your room. Take your instruments and luggage to your rehearsal studio

10am  All participants/faculty  to Braun Rehearsal Hall for important notes and Crooners warm-up

10:30am **Shutter Falls** on Group Photo    All participants/faculty/staff.  Do Not Be Late. Meeting point: in front of Braun on the post office side.

11am Finale Concert at Campbell Recital Hall (all groups perform one movement) Program will be available here.

READ:  THIS IS HOW THE SHOW RUNS

  • While Group 1 is ON STAGE...

  • Group 2 is tuning in BRAUN REHEARSAL HALL and...

  • Group 3 is getting instruments from your studio and meeting by the SNACK TABLE behind BRH.

  • THEN when Group 2 goes on stage, Group 3 moves into BRH, and Group 4 should leave the hall to get their instruments.

  • Etc, Etc. Come out of the recital hall TWO GROUPS before you play.

4pm Estimated End of Finale Concert.

Seminar check-out throughout the day

  • Studio Clean-up: Follow instructions posted on your door.

  • Return library music to the lounge.

  • Return your studio key to Lori at the ticket desk for return deposit.

4pm(estimated) -  WRAP PARTY at the home of Jim and Carie Zehnder .  Bring your instruments if you have more sight reading in you or just come by to enjoy a cold one with seminar friends new and old.  If you have an evening flight, bring your luggage and catch an uber to the airport from the party.

6pm STAFF LEAVES. Building empty. Thank you and So Long!


 The guidelines for choosing repertoire are as follows:

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

  • For new groups, we  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, June 30th (11am to 3pm).

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

REPERTOIRE

Getting here

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  • Most participants fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO). San Jose International Airport (SJC) is also a fine option. We  do not advise Oakland (OAK) because of complications of getting to campus from Oakland.

  • Students are expected to arrive on campus Friday evening (June 21) between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Registration will be held Saturday, June 22 from 9 am to 12:30 am. A sign up sheet will be posted HERE shortly. The Welcome Meeting will be at 1:00 pm.

Transport Options

  • Download and set up a LYFT account before you arrive.

  • Some ensembles take advantage of the Super Shuttle. Feedback tells us this is  more successful with Inbound to campus than Outbound to airport.

  • With advance planning you can navigate public transportation for less 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 trip 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

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  • All scholarship housing is shared occupancy (doubles, triples or quads) in an undergraduate dorm. Individual rooms are not available. A survey will posted asking for your roommate preferences (M-F is fine upon request; if assigned roommates will be F-F or M-M.)

Check-in Friday, June 21, 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm 

  • On-campus housing is available at 5:00 pm at the earliest. Student participants are expected to arrive on campus on Friday. LATE CHECK-IN MUST BE ARRANGED AHEAD OF TIME. 

  • Check in at the housing office: 572 Mayfield, Stanford, CA 94305 phone: (650) 723-8004 where you will receive your room key.

  • If you arrive on campus before 5:00 pm on Friday, you are welcome to make your way to Braun Music Center (541 Lasuen Mall)  where you can hang out in the lounge (2nd floor, room 205), or go to the nearby student union and get a coffee. 

 Check-out Sunday, June 30, 8:00 am to 10:00 am

  • Late check-out is NOT POSSIBLE.

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

There is no smoking in campus housing. Stanford is a tobacco-free campus.

Community Members

Participants may request on-campus housing in Munger Graduate Dorm.  Availability is extremely limited and is offered first to returning participants.  Please let us know immediately if you are interested in exploring this option.

We encourage you to explore other housing options near campus as room availability is extremely limited by Stanford University Conference Services.

Full housing fees must be paid by check and are due May 1, 2019.

Housing Check-in: earliest Friday evening, June 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

  • 554 Salvatierra Walk, Jacobson-Sorenson Hall, Stanford, CA 94305, 650-723-3225. See staff at Munger Conference Front Desk. They will give you keys and point you towards your nearby building.

  • If there is no one at the desk, call 650-723-3225

  • 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.

Housing Check-out: Sunday morning, June 30th, 2019 at 10:00 am.

  • 554 Salvatierra Walk, Jacobson-Sorenson Hall, Stanford, CA 94305, 650-723-3225.

Payment

  • Apartment-style graduate student housing for one person: $1472.40.

  • Please make checks made payable to “Stanford University” with “SLSQ Seminar” noted in the memo section and mail to: SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar Braun Music Center 541 Lasuen Mall Stanford , CA 94305-3076

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  • As noted on the GetAcceptd information page, 2019 tuition is $1,200 per participant. Non-refundable tuition payments totaling 25% of your tuition are due by March 10, 2019. The remaining tuition fees are due May 1, 2019.

  • If a participant is unable to attend and if notice is given no later than June 1, 2019, a refund of 75% tuition may be requested and will be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Please make checks made payable to “Stanford University” with “SLSQ Seminar” noted in the memo section and mail to: SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar Braun Music Center 541 Lasuen Mall Stanford , CA 94305-3076

Tuition

WHAT TO BRING

Undergrad housing provides:

  • Towels

  • Bedding (linen service Wednesday morning)

  • Toilet paper

  • Microwave, sink

  • Daily student breakfast at Braun Music Center

Munger  Graduate Dorm provides:

  • Towels

  • Bedding (linen service Wednesday morning)

  • Toilet paper

  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner

  • Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, stove top, and oven but no dishes, cookware, flatware, or  small appliances are provided.

  • If you want to cook on your own, we can help gather some basic supplies (pot, pan, utensils) — please reach out two weeks before the seminar (slsqseminar@gmail.com) and we’ll do our best. Otherwise, consider mailing a "camping box" of basic supplies ahead of time.

  • Mail packages to: YOUR NAME c/o  SLSQ, Braun Music Center, 541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-3076

All participants should bring:

  • Comfortable shoes for walking. All events are on or near campus within one mile.

  • Music stand

  • Instrument and bow in good working condition and all necessary supplies (replacement strings/rosin/mute etc)

  • 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 (TBC) ; 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. If you wear a skirt, it should be below knee length.

  • Other than the Finale concert, all events are casual.

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.

Scholarship dining cards may be used at several on-campus cafés. Click here for a full list. All cafés listed are a short walk from Braun Music Center except the SLAC, Forbes Family, Med, and Alumni cafés.

All funds remaining on the card after June 30th expire. They cannot be saved or transferred. Please plan to use (and drain!) them.



FOOD

SERVICES

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

All reimbursements will be processed via electronic "portals." Each person receiving a reimbursement will receive an individual link to be used to upload the required documentation. Requirements may vary per person depending on your country of residence and may include driver’s license, passport, or other identification, I-9, Visa, Social Security number, or Tax I.D.#.

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 a Bay Area airport and proof of purchase (example: $200 Mastercard #XXXX)

  • Once you have purchased your airfare, save your itinerary as a pdf with your full name in the document title.

  • Cellists: Save all the same info for your cello's ticket. Cello should be booked as "CBBG <Your Last Name>" or "Cello <Your Last Name>".

  • Send everything to slsqseminar@gmail.com

  • It is easier if you have one ticket that is round trip, but it is possible to process the travel assistance funds for one way flights.

  • If you are traveling internationally, please save your  boarding passes . You will be asked to present the physical paper passes when you arrive and/or upload to a pdf / screenshot of the electronic boarding pass.

Individual applicants and local participants do not receive travel assistance.

TRAVEL

ASSISTANCE

Maps

Braun Music Center

Seminar home base
541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford CA 94305

 

Lasuen Housing 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

 

Storey House 

Undergrad housing (Scholarship Students)

544 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

 

Munger Housing

Address To Be Announced

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