**UPDATE!** The votes are in, and our first-ever virtual summer music camp is officially called Camp Crescendo! The longer the #TRYPOFam hangs out, the louder we get! 🎶🍉🎶
Registration is closed for summer 2020, but please check out what we had to offer below. We are always accepting auditions for the regular season and hope you consider a future TRYPO program. You can get more information about our regular season offerings by perusing the PROGRAMS menu tab above.
Thank you to our Camp Crescendo sponsors!
Kay Hardesty Logan Foundation
…No cold mornings in the cabin, spiders in the shower, or bats in the dining hall. TRYPO is reinventing music camp for Summer 2020, all from the comfort of your own home – and your virtual counselor won’t care if you make your bed!
Virtual Camp Offerings include:
- Weekly classes with fantastic faculty – choose from Chamber Music, Repertoire 360°, Composition, Overdubbing, Conductor’s Corner, or Video Editing.
- A fabulous masterclass series with surprise guests, sessions devoted to practicing with technology, essential 21st Century entrepreneurship skills we all need, and more.
- Evening viewing suggestions to enrich family time, curated by our TRYPO camp faculty, including members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh.
- Camp counselors will assist with technology, provide support for solo and group assignments, and facilitate extra-curricular activities; and enjoy lunchtime check-ins with virtual house chaperones.
- What would camp be without a weekly community night (with some friendly competition between houses or counselor teams), with activities such as game night, talent show, pet parade, and Zoom-Karaoke!
- YC2‘s longtime composer, Sasha Voinov, is working on a new piece meant to embrace this crazy summer and our limited technology; and we hereby issue a Call for Compositions to any composer wishing to submit a new work for consideration, which in some way speaks to our quarantine days. We hope to close summer camp with a world premiere or two. Deadline for idea/draft submission is June 15, score and parts by June 30.
- All courses will contribute performance video to be played at our final Online Camp Concert Day, Saturday, August 1. Be sure to invite Grandma, cousin Sam, and your grocer – and please work out VIP seating amongst yourselves, it is up to you to decide who gets the comfy Barcalounger!
Course Offerings (tuition includes two, or you can add more!)
Virtual Chamber Music, ages 9-19. Students will be matched into a quartet or quintet, based on age range, playing level, and instrumentation. Each week your quartet or quintet will meet with your chamber coach to study the score, make musical decisions, review practice strategies, play excerpts for each other, and agree on a weekly recording assignment, with the goal of producing a final performance video to share on Camp Concert Day. 2019-20 YC2 members are welcome to work with their current group, be placed in a new group for the summer, or a portion of your group can work together at camp and we’ll complete your ensemble. Each chamber group will also meet weekly with your camp counselor to review homework assignments and provide practice support and technology skills if needed. Deadline to register for this class: Midnight, Sunday, June 14.
Repertoire 360°, ages 9-19. Classes will be assigned to a master coach to deep dive into some of the most famous music in chamber repertoire. You’ll learn more than just the notes on the page, understand how each part fits, listen to expert recordings and identify differences between performances. Individually we’ll practice some of the most challenging sections, unique rhythms, and the sweet spots. By the end of this course, you’ll have developed a love for chamber music, and be able to apply skills which will last you a lifetime. Deadline to register for this class: Midnight, Sunday, June 14.
Conductor’s Corner, ages 14-19. Dig deep into the study of a variety of orchestral scores, explore the history and personal biography which impacted the composer, discuss conducting techniques, review well-known and lesser-known performances, and grow your musical knowledge. Enjoy a weekly session which will include discussion, special guests, listening and research homework assignments. Check out this video for a preview of this class.
Composition in Quarantine, ages 14-19. Turn on your creative juices as you work with composer and music educator Robert Traugh. Explore harmony and form, practice transcribing, develop rhythmic and melodic material through a variety of compositional techniques, and learn to use music notation software. Students should have a prior rudimentary understanding of music theory, no prior composition experience necessary. Check out this video for a preview of this class.
Overdubbing with James Nova and friends for ages 14-19. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Trombonist Jim Nova has had a lifelong love of John Williams’ film scores, and he has enjoyed great success creating overdub albums of trombone choirs. Learn the ins and outs of arranging orchestral or chamber music parts for your instrument, how to set up your recording studio, and the skills necessary to produce an awesome overdub. (For students with some recording knowledge, some equipment required.) Check out this video for a preview of this class.
Intro to Video Editing, ages 12-19. Learn the art of video editing from our expert, Duquesne University Music Technology Professor Lynn Purse, using popular video editing software. Create a video from start to finish, using essential video and audio techniques. Study different types of creative edits, use of still photos, transitions, color corrections, media management, and much more. Depending on student interest, we may offer beginner, and intermediate-advanced sections. Check out this video for a preview of the class.
Suggested Camp Tuition – $495*
Tuition includes all of the Virtual Camp Offerings, plus your choice of two of the above-listed course offerings. Campers can add additional courses for $250 each.
*Does that say “Suggested Tuition”?? Yes, it does! TRYPO is sensitive to the changing financial circumstances of many of our neighbors. Therefore, we are announcing all tuition rates for our summer camp program are suggested tuition. Your family may choose to pay all, some, none, or even more than the suggested cost. Any amount over the suggested rate will be treated as a donation, and you will receive an acknowledgment (thank you!). As per our policy, no eligible student will be turned away, regardless of financial circumstances.
Click Here for a pdf of the camp schedule.
Virtual Chamber Music: Times set for each group, according to their individual availability. To be announced one week before camp begins after students are matched into quartets and quintets.
Repertoire 360°: Mondays & Wednesdays at 10:30am
Conductor’s Corner: Tuesdays at 7:00pm, and Fridays at 2:30pm
Composition in Quarantine: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30am (for experienced composers), or 2:30pm (for novices).
Intro to Video Editing: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1:00pm.
Overdubbing with Jim Nova: Mondays & Fridays at 1:00pm.
Virtual House Meetings: Tentatively scheduled for Wednesdays at 4:00pm.
Master Classes: Tentatively planned for Wednesdays at 5:00pm.
Community Activity Night: Thursdays at 7:00pm.