Thank you for your interest in interning for SYSO Summer Music! This experience will not only offer you a valuable teaching and learning experience with a supportive team of faculty members, but you will also have the opportunity to support learning musicians of different ages and ability. SYSO Summer Music is looking for interns and volunteers who can help create a fun and exciting environment that campers will remember for years to come!

Application Deadline - April 10, 2020

Who are you?
Intern: A member of Junior Symphony Orchestra, Youth Symphony Orchestra or Seattle Conservatory of Music, and 16+ years old
Volunteer: 16+ years old, and exceeds SYSO Summer Music in ability

You are passionate about music and summer learning!
You want to be a leader and mentor for young musicians
You want to help faculty lead chamber groups and large ensembles
You are responsible and know when to be a friend vs. being an intern
You take initiative and do things without being asked to do it
You are patient and like to help students learn new skills
You will help students stay safe and have fun at all times
You are energetic and will bring a positive attitude to camp every day
 
Duties and Key Responsibilities
Create a fun environment for campers - bring your jokes, laughter, and your fun & creative ideas to make this a memorable experience for students! Dust off your pirate hat and clown nose... make students laugh and start new traditions!
Support faculty in preparing for rehearsals - set up chairs, music stands, distribute music, make copies, run errands for faculty
Support faculty working with students - work with students to correct posture, help them read and follow along to music, and be available to complete faculty requests
Support with daily activities - all interns must be active and present during indoor and outdoor activities. Interns must actively participate and support activity leaders. Have fun!
Help conductors during large-group rehearsals - assist with set-up, playing in ensemble with students, encourage and help students to develop good practice and performance habits, etc.
 Help faculty re-organize at the end of the day - assist with clean-up and reorganizing for the following day, do a sweep for lost & found items, help students find their families
Always be present - Be available for ALL camp days, including both concerts. Campers will look up to you and look forward to seeing you every day!
Help with other tasks as requested - other duties may include (but are not limited to) distributing t-shirts, cleaning, assisting with check-in, handing out programs, etc.
 
Application Requirements
Please prepare these before beginning this application. You will not be able to save your work
 
1. Writing Prompt: Tell us about a time you helped someone overcome a challenge, and how you helped make it a fun experience for them (150 word max)

2. Writing Prompt: Describe what music means to you, and share a time you felt proud of a personal musical accomplishment (150 word max)

3. Music Resume Upload - Ideas to include: ensemble experience, experience working with younger students/musicians, notable performances, awards received, community performance, ensembles, other musical experiences, etc.

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