NEW – Programs of Study

The CASI experience has been hailed as life-changing by many of our participants.  While we remain elated with the opportunities we have offered, we also recognize that as CASI grows, some changes might do it good!

In 2018 CASI introduces three Programs of Study designed to offer a more student-specific experience that will capitalize on the strengths of our amazing participants.

 

  • CASI Fellow

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    Shawn Roth performing at St. Anne’s College, Oxford in 2017

The CASI Fellow track is reserved for advanced singers or pianists who are ready to tackle larger amounts of repertoire and be featured in high-level performance and educational settings. Our Fellows will be a select group of 4-8 participants who will be featured in public concerts while exploring both standard collaborative song repertoire and orchestrated song; receive applied lessons and coaching; receive individualized dramatic coaching; and attend all lectures and experiential learning events.  CASI Fellows will, most likely be recruited from advanced undergraduate through pre-professional singers and pianists.  The Fellows program is highly competitive and will feature a substantial scholarship component.

 

  • CASI Apprentice  

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    2016 CASI student, Cloe Gentille, in performance at the POLY in Falmouth.

Perfect for the emerging artist, the Apprentice experience will be focused on personal growth and development through our curriculum of applied lessons, coachings, lectures, theme-based experiential learning, and master classes.  Apprentice participants will give performances and participate in all levels of events; will have the opportunity to “cover” Fellow level repertoire (song cycles and orchestrated song); and be featured in the CASI Apprentice Performance Series.  The CASI Apprentice program is highly personalized with repertoire choices made specifically to suit your stage of development and interests.

 

  • CASI Scholar  

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    Tommy Cantu and Sam Utley in the 2017 St. Anne’s Alumni choral workshop.

Commitment to expressivity, musicality, and text connection is not limited only to solo performers. In that, CASI has developed the CASI Scholar’s Program to offer an intensive summer-learning experience to Choral Music Education students.  The Scholar’s Program is the only one of its kind and is geared specifically to Choral students featuring:

  1. English Choral tradition: Tours of Oxford churches with the varying choral traditions; historical information regarding the development of English choral music and techniques
  2. Performances: Evensong at Worcester College; choral concerts; solo performance on the Scholar’s Performance Series; select, high-level students, to participate in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the Sheldonian Theater in Oxford.
  3. Lectures, master classes, and workshops: Sessions with famed English choral directors discussing the specifics of English Choral music and their rehearsal process
  4. Observations: attend the Chapel Choir rehearsals of some of Oxford’s most vaunted colleges
  5. Perform choral concerts both as a singer and conductor: Following instruction both in the ensemble and on the podium, Scholar’s will be featured in their own concert dedicated specifically to choral music
  6. Applied lessons and interpretation classes: All Scholar’s will also receive applied lessons (vocal or piano) and participate in their own interpretation classes to develop creativity and physical expression
  7. Choral Fundamentals: Scholar’s will participate in a Choral Fundamentals course covering conducting techniques, rehearsal techniques, voice building, repertoire, and more.
  8. One-on-one Choral Instruction: with our Director of Choral Studies
  9. Cornish choral tradition: The county of Cornwall has a rich choral tradition ranging from secular folk songs, to sea-shanties, to liturgical music. Scholar’s will learn about this amazing repertoire and institution.
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