South Bay Music Symposium

The South Bay Music Symposium is an annual, specialized two-week summer camp for elementary, middle school and high school band students with at least one year of playing experience. Education Director, Edie Rice uses the California State Curriculum Standards for Music Education to create the content for the symposium. Other Los Angeles area music professionals on each instrument are hired for special performances and clinics, as well as sectional rehearsals.

This year the highlight will be a visit by System Blue Education Director, Mr. Frank Troyka, and sponsored by Conn Selmer. He will be a guest conductor and speaker for 3 days.

New this year will be the Young Musician Jazz class. These students will have exercises in improvisation and the different Jazz genres.

Students experience individual attention in a sectional setting, small-ensembles, as well as large group ensemble experience. Students work on their tone through breathing exercises, rhythm studies for playing more precisely in an ensemble setting, music theory, and audition techniques.

The South Bay Music Symposium is open to all band students in the South Bay with 1 or more years of playing experience.


Steven Allen Fox-Wind Ensemble Director and Leadership

Robert Soto- Jazz

Joey Leon- Color Guard

Heather Ukrisna-Young Musicians

Kevin Sticht- Percussion

MB Gordy- Percussion

Rachel Mellis- Flute

April Cap- Oboe

Lieza Hansen-Bassoon

Jonathan Sacdalan-Clarinet

Christian Alva- Saxophone Intern

James Dahl- Trumpet Intern

Bryce Schmidt- Trumpet

Rachel Hockenberry- French Horn

June Satton-Trombone/Baritone

Blake Cooper-Tuba

2018 South Bay Music Symposium

The South Bay Music Symposium is now in its 12th year!

Monday - Friday, July 9th-20th

Concert on July 21st at 4:00 PM, El Segundo High School Performing Arts Center

Symposium Jazz Band performance and dinner following the concert at 6:00 pm

Click here to sign up

2018 Symposium class descriptions.
  • You may park next to the music building in the parking lot at 103 E. Mariposa in El Segundo.
  • Please bring your instrument, and if you have a favorite piece of music, we will be asking you to play a few things so we can place you in the correct classes for your level of playing.
  • We do hold a break during the afternoon, please bring a snack.
  • We do spend some time outside (typically in the shade) but sunscreen is a good idea.

Questions? Please e-mail

or call (424) 242-3722