Description of musical program
  • 6 private instrumental lessons with a member of the distinguished faculty (lessons are 50 minutes)
  • 6 chamber music coaching (coachings are 50 minutes long)
  • Public Master classes by guest artists.
  • Orchestra rehearsals and performance.
  • Opportunity to participate in the Rondo Summer Academy Concerto Competition (winners will perform with the chamber orchestra).
  • Daily afternoon student and faculty concerts and masterclasses held at the Hindemith Mansion Salon.
  • Opening and Closing Concerts at the church “L’ Eglise de la Chiesaz”

Chamber music groups and the orchestra are structured by the music faculty in advance. Parts will be assigned and sent out to each student approximately 4 weeks before The Rondo Summer Academy begins, based on individual student level and availability.

Orchestra Competition:
  • All students participating in Rondo Summer Academy are eligible to audition. 
  • The following concertos will be accepted: only repertoire that require chamber orchestra accompaniment will be accepted.
  • Up to five winners will be chosen to perform with the Rondo Summer Academy Orchestra
  • Participants must present an original work from the baroque, classical or early romantic period, written for solo instrument and chamber orchestra. 
  • Faculty members of Rondo Summer Academy as well as Directors, and Maestro Sergey Ostovsky will serve on the jury. 
  • Selections must be 15 minutes or less, and be memorized. 
  • All jury's decisions are final. 

CALENDAR *
  • July 7th  - orientation, faculty concert.
  • July 8th: morning meeting, welcome breakfast, lessons, lunch, chamber coachings, dinner, concert
  • July 9th same schedule, PLUS ( morning and early afternoon - orchestra competition auditions at the Hindemith Foundation Salon.)
  • July 10th: regular schedule
  • July 11th: sightseeing excursion trip in beautiful Switzerland. Charlie Chaplin Museum and boat trip from Montreaux.
  • July 12th : masterclasses takes part in the evening (exact dates subject to change)
  • July 13th: regular schedule
  • July 14th evening Chamber Concert
  • July 15th evening Chamber Concert
  • July 16th winners of Rondo Summer Academy Orchestra Competition will perform with the orchestra.
  • July 17th - finishing concert and farewell party
  • July 18th breakfast,  departures
* Above Schedule is subject to change.

Transportation

What to Bring
  • Clothing for warm/ cold weather.
  • Concert Clothes.
  • Health Insurance Card (A doctor will be made available in the case of illness, however, participants are responsible themselves for all fees.)
  • Extra Towels (bath towels are provided)
  • Toilet Treats (Shampoo, toothpaste,  Soap ext)
  • Some spending cash for purchasing extra drinks, snacks or souvenirs.
  • All Sheet Music required for lessons, rehearsals, and coachings.
  • Camera or phone (is there wi-fi?)
  • Music stands
  • Musical scores
  • Instruments 
  • Comfortable bathrobe and slippers
Hindemith Foundation Facilities
  • Laundry facilities are available at Hindemith Foundation for an additional fee
  • Computer lab? Wifi? 
  • Hindemith Restaurant will serve 3 healthy and delicious daily meals (pricing is included in tuition) 

Health
  • Students are responsible for their own medical bills and should carry their medical insurance card with them.
  • A local doctor, dentist and hospital will be accessible in the area of Hindemith foundation if needed.

Living Rules
  • No Alcohol - alcohol is not allowed on premises for students.
  • No Smoking for students on premises. In the case of alcohol on premises, students will be sent home immediately and miss the remainder of the program.
  • For the consumption of alcohol outside the area, Swiss law applies.
  • Students are strictly forbidden from using any drugs (unless it’s a medical necessity and accompanied by a physician's note). In this case, Rondo Summer Academy must be notified ahead of time. Rondo Summer Academy can implement a drug test if suspicious activity may arise. If tested positive, it the police will immediately take over the situation and student will be expelled from the program.
  • No weapons or fireworks are allowed at the Hindemith Foundation. This will lead to being expelled from the program.
  • Night Time Curfew is according to age - under the age of 14 please observe the 10 pm curfew.
  • Practice Hours are 9 am until 10 pm.
  • Students may use the common area until their curfew time to relax, read a book, quietly socialize as long as the younger students who may be sleeping remain undisturbed. Please be aware of noise level and have courtesy and respect fellow students at all times.
  • Rondo Summer Academy will have 3 coordinator/ program supervisors living in the Hindemith Foundation with the participants.
  • Students will be placed in a room with someone of a similar age group, and by gender. Please let us know if there is a particular person that you would like to live with during your time at the Summer Academy.
  • Students 18 years and over may leave the Hindemith Foundation during free time. Permission to leave the area must be obtained from the director. For reasons of safety, students may not be underway alone, but in groups of at least two, preferably three persons.
  • Students are expected to treat their room, and the facilities at the Hindemith Foundation with respect and care. In the case of damages, the students are responsible for those fees.