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What to expect at CSI as a student?

Each student will have solo lessons during CSI. The number and duration of these lessons can be different by courses. More information about solo lessons can be found in the course descriptions. Besides solo lessons students will participate in the symphony orchestra based on the faculty's decision. Students may also choose from several subcourses, such as chamber music,  jazz- improvisation, baroque ensemble or piano four-hands. Students will also work with staff pianists and will have the opportunity to practice every day. Each student will perform at the sectional closing concert, in addition to this they might have further performing possibilities based on their teacher’s recommendation. Last but not least, there will be several free concerts, lectures and different community programs offered to participants.

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CSI sample schedule

The sample schedule below is based on schedules of the previous years. It has been created to give students a general idea of the programs at CSI. Please note: this year's final schedule may be different.


Youth Section

Youth Section is intended for students between 12 to 16 years. Students will be taught by the excellent members of the CSI Faculty. Apart from their solo lessons students will play in chamber ensembles and the youth orchestra. Musical studies will be supplemented with sports, excursions, handicraft and choral singing. Youth students will be invited to a special small group designated to the students of the Youth Section. Students will be assigned into chamber groups based on their level of skills. They will also be involved in orchestra play based on their teacher's decision. Youth students will have a special schedule containing music classes and supplementary activities. They must agree to participate in all planned programs and to being under adult supervision.
Students under 14 years must be accompanied by a parent (or relative), sharing the room with the child. Accompanying parents should apply as visitors. Parents may visit concerts and other festival programs for free.


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