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School of Orchestral Studies

A Sample Day at the School of Orchestral Studies

8:00am- Get ready for the day and have Breakfast in the Skidmore College Dining Hall. 

9am-12pm- Full Orchestra in the beautiful Zankel Auditorium (Monday through Saturday).

12:00-1:00pm- Lunch at Skidmore

1:00-3:00pm- First afternoon section.  Students will either be in small Chamber ensemble, String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, Wind Ensemble or have practice time. 

3:00-5:00pm- Second afternoon section including Chamber ensembles, String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, Wind Ensemble or have practice time.

5:00-7:00pm- Dinner and free time.

7:00-10:00pm- Evening section.  For the final 3 weeks of the program, during the Philadelphia Orchestra's residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), students will have the opportunity to attend all evening performances of the Orchestra. On non- concert nights, students will be in Chamber ensembles, String orchestra, Chamber Strings or Wind Ensembles.  Students may also participate in elective lectures and all students will have the opportunity to attend a performance of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center during their residency in Saratoga. 

10:00-11:00pm- Free time and Lights Out.