Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra and Atlanta Festival Sinfonietta!

 The Atlanta Festival Academy and the William Pu Music Academy proudly announce the 2021-2022 inaugural season of two String Orchestras.

The Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra (grades 9th-12th), Georgia Ekonomou, conductor

The Atlanta Festival Sinfonietta (grades 5th-8th), Guest conductors to be announced.

The Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra and Atlanta Festival Sinfonietta will offer string players the opportunity to explore the rich and challenging literature of the string orchestra repertoire.  Over two 10-week periods, AFCO and AFS will both rehearse virtually and with traditional live rehearsals.  At the end of this period, the orchestras will culminate with a weekend of in person rehearsals and a concert.

Participation is open to all students in the Metro Atlanta area, with rehearsals and performances in North Fulton County. Acceptance into the orchestras is by audition.

Audition Information

  1. Audition YouTube Video submissions are due on April 30, 2021.
  2. Videos should be sent to support@atlantafestivalacademy.org
  3. Students should prepare 2 contrasting excerpts of their choice.
  4. There are no required excerpts or scales.
  5. Submissions should be no longer that 6 minutes total.
  6. Notification of acceptance will be posted on May 15, 2021. 

APPLY HERE!

 

AFCO 2021-2022 Schedule

Fall Concert

  • Thursday, August 26, 2021             Virtual Sectional          6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021       Virtual Sectional          6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021    Virtual Sectional          6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021             Virtual Sectional          6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021          Virtual Sectional          6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, November 4, 2021         Live Rehearsal              5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Friday, November 5, 2021                Live Rehearsal              5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, November 6, 2021          Live Rehearsal              8:30am-4:30pm
  • Saturday, November 6, 2021          Concert                            6:30pm

Spring Concert

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022          Virtual Sectional           6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022           Virtual Sectional          6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022        Virtual Sectional          6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022                 Virtual Sectional          6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022              Virtual Sectional          6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Thursday, March 31, 2022              Live Rehearsal              5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Friday, April 1, 2022                            Live Rehearsal              5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022                      Live Rehearsal              8:30am-4:30pm
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022                      Concert                            6:30pm

 

AFS 2021-2022 Schedule

Fall Concert

  • Thursday, August 26, 2021             Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021       Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021    Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021             Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021          Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, November 4, 2021        Live Rehearsal                5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Friday, November 5, 2021               Live Rehearsal                5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, November 6, 2021         Live Rehearsal                8:30am-4:30pm
  • Saturday, November 6, 2021         Concert                              6:30pm

Spring Concert

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022          Virtual Sectional            5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022           Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022        Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022                 Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022              Virtual Sectional           5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, March 31, 2022            Live Rehearsal                 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Friday, April 1, 2022                          Live Rehearsal                 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022                    Live Rehearsal                 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022                   Concert                                6:30pm

 

Tuition

The annual tuition for the AFYOs is $750.00.  

Non-Refundable Payment Schedule:

  • May 20, 2021            $350.00 Orchestra Acceptance Fee
  • August 1, 2021         $400.00 Final Balance

*Students participating in the 2021-2022 AFYOs will receive a reduced tuition to:

  • 2022 Atlanta Festival Academy Summer Music Camp!
  • 2021-2022 Emory Youth Chamber Program by Vega Quartet!
 

 

Atlanta Festival Academy Programs

Atlanta Festival Academy Summer Music Camp (founded in 2019)

Atlanta Festival Academy Solo Competition (founded in 2020)        

Virtual Masterclass Series (founded in 2020)

Atlanta Festival Academy Summer Chamber Ensemble Music Camp (founded in 2021)

Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra (founded in 2021)