Orchestra Fantasy Camp
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Orchestra Fantasy Camp

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Due to COVID-19, Orchestra Fantasy Camp 2020 is postponed. We are working to reschedule and updates will be posted to this page. Thank you to all the applicants who submitted recordings—we can't wait to work with you in the future.

Join members of the San Francisco Symphony and fellow musicians for a weekend of music-making that you won't forget! The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Amateur Music Network present the inaugural Orchestra Fantasy Camp.

Rehearse and perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s spellbinding symphonic suite Scheherazade under the direction of conductor Edwin Outwater, and work with San Francisco Symphony musicians and SFCM faculty members, receiving world class instruction from extraordinary mentors.

Dates & Proposed 2020 Schedule

Saturday, June 13, 2020
8:30 a.m. Welcome reception
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Conductor-led large group sectionals
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Full Orchestra Rehearsal
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Small group sectionals with Mentors

Sunday, June 14
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Full Orchestra Rehearsal
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dress Rehearsal
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Concert and post concert reception

Conductor and Mentors
The Orchestra Fantasy Camp will be led by visionary conductor, Edwin Outwater, and mentors consisting of musicians of the San Francisco Symphony and faculty from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
For a full list of mentors, visit the Orchestra Fantasy Camp Resources.

Financial Aid
A limited number of financial aid awards are available, including special grants for SFUSD music teachers. Information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Application Process
Applications information will be posted here as it becomes available.

All applicants must complete an online application and submit a 4-6 minute audio or video recording demonstrating your current level of proficiency. The recording should include:

Learn More For more information please see the following links on Amateur Music Network’s website:


Orchestra Fantasy Camp is a partnership of SFCM Continuing Education, Amateur Music Network, and the San Francisco Symphony.