Magic Mountain Music Farm, Practice Marathon Retreats
Ongoing. Check website for dates. Solo and audition repertoire study on violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, woodwinds, brass and percussion for up to 12 professional performers, teachers, advanced college or conservatory students at a time, or pre-formed string quartets. Participants practice six hours a day, attend seminars, mock auditions and solo performances, receive guidance in body exercise and injury avoidance, and wonderful food and beverages to sustain them. Three private lessons included. Audio and video facilities are provided for self-observation. $1825/16-day-sessions covers all (tuition, room & board) except $65 application fee and $60/week chef surcharge. Burton Kaplan, 817 West End Avenue, #11B, New York, NY 10025. Phone 212/662-6634, fax 607/263-9647, MagicMountainMusicFarm@MagicMountainMusic.org.