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.
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
Christian Alva- Saxophone Intern
James Dahl- Trumpet Intern
Bryce Schmidt- Trumpet
Rachel Hockenberry- French Horn
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (424) 242-3722