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. FOOSA 2018 runs June 10-24.

Feel free to REGISTER HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN FOOSA HALF-DAY 2018. We allow registration in our Half-Day Program until Saturday June 9. But please try to get those applications in much earlier. We cannot always be sufficiently attentive at the last minute.

Participants enjoy

  • daily orchestra rehearsals
  • group lessons
  • sectionals
  • recital opportunities
  • final concert at Fresno State

The FOOSA Festival takes place on the Fresno State campus.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED: Anyone is welcome to apply--audition videos will determine proper placement. 

Musicians accepted into this program enjoy daily group lessons with our outstanding faculty, as well as sectionals and orchestra/ensemble rehearsals. They will perform in student recitals and in the final concert at Fresno State. Students in this program attend classes from 9am-1pm every day. There is no residential component of this program--commuters only.

Typical day for FOOSA Half-Day:

9:00-11:00a: group lessons and master classes
11:00-11:15a: break (light snacks)
11:15a-1:00p: sectionals and full-orchestra rehearsal

FOOSA Half-Day Program participants are welcome at all additional FOOSA activities each day. However, FOOSA cannot offer supervision after 1:00pm.

Student recitals, faculty recitals, some master classes, and the concerto competition preliminaries and finals are scheduled for after dinner, starting at 8:00pm.

Loved the faculty and the great job they did. I feel my kids experienced wonderful growth from this experience.

Fun, upbeat songs!

Thank you. We just can’t thank you enough. You are all amazing, unforgettable and loved!
— responses from participants and their families