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.
- daily orchestra rehearsals
- group lessons
- 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.