OMM-SOTA ORCHESTRA CAMP

Jointly organised by OMM and School of the Arts (SOTA), the Orchestra Camp aims to provide a platform for like-minded young musicians to come together in a week of music-making. The camp began in 2011 as the OMM-SOTA Combined Schools String Camp, and has since become an annual intensive orchestra training programme in which young musicians explore symphonic repertoire with guidance from professional orchestral performers and OMM principal players. Campers also participate in activities including games, repertoire reading sessions and music workshops, and also give back to the community by sharing their musical experiences with others.

Since its inception, the camp has provided over 130 young musicians from 31 schools and institutions a chance to rehearse and perform in a symphony orchestra. The camp is planned and run by SOTA student leaders who receive guidance in leadership and management skills from the OMM committee. 

UPCOMING CAMP:
OMM-SOTA ORCHESTRA CAMP 2017

30th November - 9th December 2017
School of the Arts


Concert: Sat, 9th December 2017, 7.30pm
SOTA Concert Hall

Repertoire

JEAN SIBELIUS  Finlandia, Op.26
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No.2, Op. 18
ANTONIN DVORAK  Symphony No.6, Op.60

Seow Yibin, conductor

The Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM) collaborates with the School of the Arts (SOTA) once again for the annual Orchestra Camp from 30 November to 9 December!

Currently into its 6th year, this training camp provides a platform for like-minded young musicians from diverse backgrounds to collaborate in an orchestral setting. This unique experience not only enables the young musicians to hone and refine their craft, but also to build new friendships, perspectives and a greater sense of personal understanding.
 

Application

Applications are open until 9 August, 2359hrs. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Auditions will be held on 20th, 27th August, 5th, 6th or 7th September.
Applicants will be notified of their audition date and time via email.

Audition requirements:
a. Solo work representative of current standard
b. Orchestral excerpts (released by 20th July, at asdf.asdf.com)

* Audition dates may be subject to change.
** Applicants who are either i. a member of OMM, or ii. have recently auditioned for OMM may request to be exempted from the audition.
*** Applicants are expected to make arrangements to attend their audition.

For any enquiries, please email orchestracamp@orchestra.sg

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. When is the camp and where will it take place?

The camp will take place from 30th November to 9th December 2017. All activities will be held at the School of the Arts this year.

 

2. Is there an audition?

Yes. Auditions will be held on 20th, 27th August, 5th, 6th and/or 7th September.

 

3. What do I need to prepare for the audition?

You will need to prepare the following:

  1. One solo work of your own choosing (recommended length: 5 min)

  2. Orchestral excerpts for your instrument (excerpts will be released through this link  on 28 July http://tinyurl.com/oc17auditions)

  3. There will also be a short interview with the panel to get to know you better.

 

4. Can I sign up for more than 1 instrument?

Yes, but you will have to audition for each instrument that you sign up for.

 

5. Is there an age limit?

Yes. Applicants are typically between 13-23 years of age. If you fall outside this category, we will consider your application on a case by case basis.

 

6. I have no experience playing in an orchestra, can I still sign up?

Yes. The camp welcomes all musicians, regardless of experience and background.

 

7. Are there any formal requirements I have to meet to be eligible to sign up for the camp?

Applicants will be accepted based on their performance at the audition. You need to be able to play an orchestral instrument!

 

8. Do I have to pay a fee for the camp?

No, the camp is free of charge. However, food and transport will not be provided.
 

9. Can I still sign up if I cannot make it for some of the dates?

Yes, but your application will be considered on a case by case basis. The committee reserves the right to reject your application if you miss key rehearsal dates or sessions.


10. Is it an overnight camp?

No, the camp will take place on weekdays. The schedule will typically be from 9am-5pm. The confirmed schedule will be sent to successful applicants in due course.
 

11. Do I have to print my own scores?

Scores will be provided during rehearsals. Practice parts will be uploaded and emailed before the camp, and you may print them out for your personal use if you wish.

 

12. Will instruments be provided?

All campers, with the exception of the Double Bass and Tuba, must bring their own instrument. Double bassists must bring their own bow.

 

13. Is there a concert?

Yes, there will be one concert on 9th December at the SOTA Concert Hall (7.30pm).

 

PAST CAMPS

OMM-SOTA ORCHESTRA CAMP 2016

Concerts: Sat, 10th December 2016, 3.00pm
ACS(Independent) Centre for Performing Arts 2

Wed, 14th December 2016, 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
with the Western Australian Youth Orchestra

Repertoire

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN    Symphony No. 5, Op. 67
SERGEI PROKOFIEV    Romeo and Juliet: Montagues and Capulets
JOHN WILLIAMS    Music from Star Wars: Across the Stars, March of the Resistance & Rey's Theme
RICHARD RODGERS    Carousel: You'll Never Walk Alone
JOE HISAISHI    Departures
CHRISTOPHER TIN    Calling All Dawns: Baba Yetu as featured in Civilization IV
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ    The Prince of Egypt: When You Believe

Seow Yibin, conductor; James Ng, cello (10 December)
Peter Moore OAM, conductor (14 December)

OMM-SOTA ORCHESTRA CAMP 2015

30th November - 8th December 2015

Concert:

8th December 2015, 7.30pm
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concert Hall

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN   Egmont Overture, Op 84
HENRI WIENIAWSKI   Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 22
FELIX MENDELSSOHN   Symphony No. 5 "Reformation", Op. 107

Chan Tze Law, music director
Gabriel Ng, violin

OMM-SOTA ORCHESTRA CAMP 2014

1st December - 9th December 2014

Concert:

Tuesday, 9th December 2014, 7.30pm
Esplanade Recital Studio

OTTO NICOLAI   Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
RICHARD ADDINSELL Warsaw Concerto
ROBERT SCHUMANN   Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

Chan Tze Law, music director
Jonathan Shin, piano

OMM-SOTA ORCHESTRA CAMP 2013

30th November - 6th December 2013

Concert:

Friday, 6th December 2013, 12pm
SOTA Orchestra Rehearsal Studio

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   English Folk Song Suite (arr. G. Jacob)
HENRI VIEUXTEMPS Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Op. 37
JOSEPH HAYDNSymphony No. 104 in D major "London"

Chan Tze Law, music director
Lieu Kah Yen, violin

OMM-SOTA COMBINED SCHOOLS STRING CAMP 2012

22nd November - 27th November 2012

Concert:

Tuesday, 27th November 2012, 7.30pm
SOTA Orchestra Rehearsal Studio

JOHN RUTTER   Suite for Strings
ANTONIO VIVALDI   Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor, RV 580
EDWARD ELGAR    Sospiri, Op. 70
FRANZ SCHUBERT   Rondo in A for Violin and String Orchestra, D. 438
OTTORINO RESPIGHI   Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3

Chan Tze Law, music director
Edward Tan, violin
Seah Huan Yuh, violin
Davin Ang, violin
Wilford Goh, violin
Brenda Koh, violin

OMM-SOTA COMBINED SCHOOLS STRING CAMP 2011

30th November - 3rd December 2011

Concert:

Friday, 6th January 2012, 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall

J. S. BACH (arr. GUSTAV MAHLER)   Suite for Orchestra

Chan Tze Law, music director