Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra
Auditions August 9 - 11
The Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra exposes students to the full spectrum of jazz music and education in this year-long ensemble. Students receive outstanding instruction from our faculty at Georgia State University. This year-long program rehearses weekly from September to April and consists of 5 jazz combos and one big band with performances each semester.
Bring your horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, or tuba and join us for a day filled with all-things brass! Elevate your brass playing with sessions on warm-ups, technique, preparing for auditions, learning new literature and ensemble playing. Brass Day will host master classes, faculty performances, exhibits and more. Brass Day is open to any brass musician in high school, college or professional. Come meet our brass faculty and explore your potential!
Application Deadline: August 30
With special guest clinician, John Clinton, and Georgia State University’s Michael Palmer, Director of Orchestras, Georgia State University Orchestra Festival provides an exquisite opportunity to receive commentary and clinics prior to your LGPE performance. Maestro Palmer and Maestro Clinton will evaluate orchestral performances and work with orchestras on the historical Rialto Theater Stage.
High school students unite alongside Georgia State’s University Singers in this one-day festival comprised of rehearsals, workshops, a director’s reading session and a culminating concert performance. Over 400 students from various high schools in the Atlanta region come together as one choir to make great music in the Southeast’s richest cultural center and perform in the historic Rialto Center for the Arts in this intensive honor choir.
Atlanta Saxophone Day
The southeast’s largest saxophone workshop brings a world-renown guest artist to Georgia State’s campus. Be a part of master classes, ensemble rehearsals, guest artist recitals and exhibitors who showcase a variety of accessories and instruments. Atlanta Saxophone Day is proud to host guest John Sampen of Bowling Green State University for 2019.
Double Reed Day
Join a workshop just for double reed instruments! This one-day workshop includes participant master classes, ensemble rehearsals, guest artist recitals and exhibitors who showcase the latest instruments and accessories. A Beginner Track is available for students new to double reeds, as well as an Advanced Track for more experienced players. John Dee of the University of Illinois joins the 2019 Double Reed Day as guest oboist.
Trumpet and Trombone Day
Georgia State University’s inaugural Trumpet & Trombone Day brings world-renown guest artists, including International Trumpet Virtuoso, Rex Richardson to share the latest techniques in brass pedagogy and musicianship. Trumpet & Trombone Day’s lineup includes group warm-ups, trumpet and trombone ensemble rehearsals, exhibitors, guest artist master classes and more! Participants of all ages are welcome.
Celebrating gospel’s deep Atlanta roots with traditional choirs and contemporary urban gospel music, the Atlanta GospelFest features nationally recognized conductor Keith Hampton at Georgia State University. Choral groups who register for the Combined Festival Chorus will attend rehearsals and workshops with the guest artists on the selected Festival Chorus repertoire, including dress rehearsals on stage, and perform as one united choir in the evening concert held in the historic Rialto Center for the Performing Arts.