A unique music experience for young adults (16-24)
Cabrillo Festival’s Student Staff Program is dedicated to music education for young adults of all musical backgrounds and levels. This program is designed for the student who wants to have a profound musical experience: interaction with fabulous musicians, amazing composers, and the cutting-edge music for which the Cabrillo Festival is known.
In the weeks before and during the Festival, Music Director Cristian Macelaru, guest composers, and orchestra members will be available to discuss the dynamic new music presented at the Festival. Student Staffers can participate in stimulating workshops and master classes with orchestra members covering professional development and career guidance. For those interested, the Student Staff Ensemble provides invaluable experience in concert planning, preparation and performance.
Program highlights include:
- Free admission to Cabrillo Festival performances as ushers
- Free master classes and discussions with world-class musicians
- Opportunity to compose, perform, and/or conduct music for the Student Staff Ensemble concert
- A variety of fun social events
- Open to students age 16-24
- Participants must arrange for own housing and travel
- Must attend two mandatory orientations (June 12 and July 29)
- Must usher five Cabrillo Festival concerts
If you would like to join the Student Staff, please use the provided interest form or call Program Coordinator Donna Geffken at 831.426.6966. We’ll look forward to following up in the spring, when program recruitment begins! Download a flyer about the program here.
Student Staff Ensemble Free Concert:
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2:30pm, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium!
Photo at top: rr jones. Videography: Karla Hutton