The Auditor Class is open to anyone - no audition required. In addition to observing the Participant Masterclasses, the Auditors will have the opportunity to observe the Fellow Classes as well as participate in masterclasses and trombone choir rehearsals led by Jonathan Whitaker. There will also be a special masterclass for the Auditors led by Joseph Alessi and Peter Ellefson.
Application deadline for the Participant and Fellow program is March 15, 2013. Notifications of acceptance will be sent via email by April 15, 2013.
All fees include all instruction, facilities and lodging.
Non-resident fees are also available upon request.
If you are selected as a Participant or Fellow
you will be required to attend the entire Seminar.
Auditor deposit is due with application in order to secure your spot. Participant and Fellow deposit is due upon acceptance. All deposits are 50% of the total fee.
Auditor - $900
Fellow - $1100
Participant - $1300
FULL PAYMENT IS DUE BY JULY 1, 2013
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER JULY 1, 2013
Participants, Fellows and Auditors should plan to arrive in Tuscaloosa on July 27. Registration will be from 12-4 pm. This will be followed by a provided dinner and Joseph Alessi's solo recital.
Everyone should make plans to depart on August 4. There will be no events scheduled on August 4.
Round trip shuttle to the Birmingham, AL airport (BHM) will be provided by the Seminar.
Please inform Jonathan Whitaker if you require an airport shuttle.
Here is a sample daily schedule for the Alessi Seminar.
8:30-9:15 - Group Warm Up (led by Alessi, Ellefson, Whitaker and others)
9:30-12:00 - Alessi Participant Masterclass (all observe)
2:00-4:30 - Fellows Class (Ellefson) and Auditor Class (Whitaker) - choose which you would like to observe each day