The 2018 Program
Sunday Afternoon, July 8th:
Check-In, Group Lessons,
Concert, and Picnic Supper
Registration check-in for all students:
12 noon to 2:00 pm in the lobby of the Rochester School; all students will receive their schedules for the week and their t-shirts at this time, as well as orientation information. At 2:15 pm we will meet in the gymnasium for orientation and staff introductions.
From 2:45-3:30 pm, all instrument group lessons will meet in assigned classrooms. At 4:00 pm, the Rochester Chamber Music Society will present a wonderful chamber concert at the Rochester Church. Following the concert we'll have a bring-your-own-picnic supper on the town green.
Monday through Thursday, July 9th to July 12th: The Daily Program
Classes will begin Monday morning at 8:40 a.m. It is advisable to
check the Rochester School lobby every morning for announcements and other information. Remember that Parents are required to accompany their children throughout the day.
Class 1 meets from 8:40 a.m. until 9:40 a.m.
Class 2 meets from 9:50 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.
Class 3 meets from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
LUNCH from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Class 4 meets from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Class 5 meets from 2:10 p.m. until 3:10 p.m.
When you register, you may request that one of your class times be a practice time in lieu of an elective class. This is strongly encouraged for younger students!
At the end of the day, look for a pick-up soccer game on the school's athletic field, independent chamber rehearsals for older students, pick-up improv band in the music room, and swimming in the White River.
On Monday and Tuesday evenings, we will have read-ins for more advanced students with faculty. Monday night will be devoted to playing concertos from the Suzuki repertoire; Tuesday night, we will have a mass string quartet read-in.
Wednesday, July 11th: GMSI 2017 T-shirt Day
All students, staff, and teachers should plan to wear their t-shirts on Wednesday (one t-shirt per child is included in your registration fee). We will take our official institute photos after lunch!
Piano students solo concert at 3:30pm in the auditorium. Sign-up with master class teacher on the first day of classes.
Thursday, July 12th: Electives Performances,
BYO Picnic, and Contra Dance
On Thursday afternoon, beginning at 4:00 p.m., the electives classes will be given the opportunity to do demonstrations or performances of their work from the week in the gymnasium of the Rochester School. This will be followed by a community-wide bring-your-own-picnic in the park and Contra Dance at Pierce Hall.
Friday, July 13th: Our Last day
Only instrument classes meet on Friday: master classes, group lessons, chamber groups, and piano duets. These classes meet for only 30 minutes each, finishing up at noon. There will be a lunch break, followed at 1:15 p.m. by a concert of chamber music and piano duets, and then at 3:00 p.m. we will present Suzuki repertoire play-downs from the cellists, flutists, violists and violinists. Institute will be completed by 5:00 on Friday.