Thank you for another amazing foosa! absolutely incredible!
Videos from Disney Hall are now available! Check these out:
The faculty, music repertoire, and friends!
Can't beat the professors we had, and I loved how much time was dedicated to studying with them! Music selection and performance venue was an incredible experience, and our free days at the Getty (and for us Yosemite as well) were great!
The most special moment was to play side by side with amazing faculty members.
Performing alongside my teachers in Disney hall was unforgettable.
The sense of community and working hard towards a collective goal, the quality of the faculty, and the all-around sense of integrity made FOOSA a stand-out experience.
Everything was special that the FOOSA does!
Special: Exploring new techniques that I can apply to my own playing in addition to my students’ playing. Also, the friends I have made from literally around the globe that I will have for a lifetime!
The instrumental faculty made FOOSA so worthwhile. The lessons and sectionals we received from the faculty were invaluable and inspiring. Also the other participants were wonderful.
I met a lot of amazing people and went to new places and played some of the best music I've ever played.
Playing with amazing musicians from all over the world! The most diverse year yet.
Special: The private lessons with teachers and personal interaction with students around the world who had the same passion.
What was special for me was not only performing difficult music, but doing so at the Disney Concert Hall. It was such an incredible experience and I enjoyed it so much. I also learned SO much from my private lesson teachers. Every minute was a great use of my time and helped me become a better musician, making the whole festival very much worth it.
Making incredible friendships that will last much longer than just during the camp in such a short period of time.
The opportunity to connect with and interact with very talented musicians and professionals from all over the world.
FOOSA is inspiring because everyone works together to give students the best possible musical experience. The support amongst faculty is also special.
The growth I had as a musician within the two weeks.
The level of players and friendliness of everyone at the festival was off the charts this year.
think the most special part of FOOSA was the concert at Disney Hall in Los Angeles. The energy and connection between the audience and the musicians was heavily significant for the experience.
Being surrounded by so many dedicated and talented musicians, and amazing faculty!
The extremely high standard of playing! I have never played such difficult music and learned from such experienced peers.
I met several amazing individuals and made life-long friends. Also, the repertoire was an incredibly rare opportunity to play wonderful music.
Here’s a link to the livestreamed FOOSA Finale Concert, Sunday June 23, 2019, Peoples Church, Fresno. Soloist in the Conus violin concerto is FOOSA 2019 Concerto Competition winner Hanna Zdhan.
FOOSA PHILHARMONIC PROGRAM
*A select number of exceptionally advanced younger pre-college students may be offered spots in the FOOSA Philharmonic. Eligibility will be decided on the basis of submitted audition videos and teacher recommendations.
Our FOOSA Philharmonic is a pre-professional orchestra that allows advanced musicians of graduate school, college, and high school age* to enjoy a side-by-side performance experience with our outstanding faculty members.
Instrumentation needs: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet/e-flat clarinet, bassoon/contra, horn, trumpet, trombone/bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion, and harp. Primary deadline is March 1. If necessary, rolling admissions will continue until we have filled all available positions.
FOOSA HALF-DAY PROGRAM
Apply to our Half-Day Program by no later than April 1 to qualify for our early-bird discount and for tuition assistance opportunities! Applications for this program will be accepted until June 1
Our FOOSA Half-day Program is a commuter program (participants attend only from 9a-1p each day) for younger and/or less advanced players, appropriate for elementary through high school students who play violin, viola, cello, or double bass.
And—NEW THIS SUMMER!—we now have a FOOSA Half-Day Percussion Ensemble and a FOOSA Half-Day Harp Ensemble! View this flyer to learn more.