Faculty Performance Opportunities

Faculty Ensembles & Performances
An integral part of the Blue Lake philosophy is that faculty members not only teach, but are expected to demonstrate mastery of their craft through performance. Faculty master classes, workshops, exhibits, and demonstrations play a significant role in the campers' educational experience. Instrumental faculty may also perform regularly in chamber recitals, Festival Band, Festival Orchestra, or Faculty Jazz Ensembles as a part of Blue Lake's Summer Arts Festival.

Summer Arts Festival
Blue Lake offers over 175 performances each summer to camper and public audiences. Performances regularly feature our faculty and consist of Blue Lake’s Festival Orchestra, Festival Band, jazz ensembles, opera, ballet, faculty showcases, the Blodgett Recital Series, and a variety of other special events.

Faculty Performance Opportunities
All musical faculty candidates must submit a recorded audition in order to be considered for a teaching position (conductor applicants need not submit an audition). Recorded auditions should accompany the completed Faculty Application.  Please remember that applicants cannot be considered for specific positions until file is complete, including application, current résumé, and recorded audition. Following is a list of performing opportunities available to faculty.  Placement is based on audition and positions available.

Festival Band or Orchestra - comprised of professional musicians, music educators, and select college age staff, these ensembles perform regularly throughout the Summer Arts Festival and rehearse on a daily basis throughout the session.

Blue Lake Jazz Ensembles - comprised primarily of professional jazz musicians and educators, these ensembles perform several times during Blue Lake's Summer Arts Festival and rehearse daily throughout the session.

Faculty Chamber Ensembles (vocal ensemble, brass quintet, string quartet, woodwind quintet, jazz combos, etc.) - comprised of faculty, these groups rehearse during free time throughout the summer and perform in faculty recitals and master classes.  Ensembles may also have opportunities to perform for junior campers, throughout Blue Lake's Summer Arts Festival, and during chapel services.

 

Recorded Audition Preparations
Recorded auditions should accompany the completed Faculty Application.  Please remember that applicants cannot be considered for specific positions until file is complete, including application, current résumé, and recorded audition.  Audition recordings may be submitted electronically or through the mail via audio CD.  For details on audition requirements and audition recordings submissions, visit www.bluelake.org/auditions.