SIDE BY SIDE
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR CAMP
19–23 JUNE 2021
2021 OPEN FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
The Expression of Interest replaces the application and the sign-up form for all tracks.
2020 has been a challenging year in many ways, but we believe in the uniting force of music. Right now, it's more important than ever for children and young people to have something to look forward to! Therefore, it is with great joy and humility that we announce our ambition to realize Side by Side 2021.
The next camp is planned for June 19–23, 2021 and you are welcome to submit your Expression of Interest until February 7. Our goal is that all our music tracks will be represented, but we will have to get back to you about the exact number of participants we are able to receive. Your Expression of Interest works as an application and the slots will be as fairly and evenly divided as possible. In other words, "first come first served" will not be applied this year.
Side by Side: Digital 2020 was a great success and in your Expression of Interest for 2021 you can state if you would like to attend the camp on location in Gothenburg and/or if you would like to participate in the digital camp.
Already, we are able to present a large part of the repertoire for our music tracks! We hope the material will be of great use to you in your work as an orchestra leader, pedagogue and choir leader, and that it will be valuable practice material for you as a participant.
Side by Side, at its core, is about building bridges between people, cultures and continents, and of course that's what we want to keep on doing. Take care of yourselves, and let the music unite us!
Side by Side 2021 Expression of Interest is open December 2, 2020–February 7, 2021.
Expression of Interest for:
All tracks except BEGINNERS*
Opens: Wednesday December 2, 2020
Open until: Sunday, February 7, 2021Notices will be sent: Throughout February
Answer YES by: The date stated in your admission notice
A link to the Expression of Interest form is available on the page of each respective track. In your form, you will be able to state if you wish to participate on location in and/or digitally.
BEGINNERS' ORCHESTRA and BEGINNERS' CHOIR
Open: March 2021
A link to the Expression of Interest form will be available on the page of each respective track.
We keep appraised of the the updates from Folkhälsomyndigheten (the Swedish Public Health Agency) and the physical camp will be adapted to conform to any restrictions and recommendations needed at the time. More detailed information will be made available closer to the camp dates. Follow our digital channels to get the latest updates.
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To help you get a quick grasp of who are eligible for the different tracks, we have developed the set of icons that you see below. Beyond that, we also state a recommended age span and experience level in each track description. You can find more information about terms such as "camp counselor group" and "playing/singing adult" in our Information ABOUT EXPRESSION OF INTEREST.
13 years or older without adult
Child under 13 years with adult
Child under 13 years in camp counselor group
13 years or older with adult
ALL CAMP TRACKS
The tracks at Side by Side are divided up based on the experience you have with your instrument. You can only participate in one track at the camp. Each track concludes with a concert.
For you who have played for at least 7 years and are about 15–23 years old.
For you who have played for 6–8 years and are about 14–18 years old.
WIND & STRING ORCHESTRA
For you who have played for 5–7 years and are about 13–17 years old.
UPPER INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA
For you who have played for 4–6 years and are about 12–16 years old.
For you who have played for 3–5 years and are about 10–14 years old.
For you who have played for 2–4 years and are about 8–12 years old.
For you who play the violin and attend a special-aid class or need some extra support while learning. Plays with BASIC ORCHESTRA.
For you who have recently started playing and are about 6–10 years old.
For you who have long experience singing in a choir and are about 16 years old or older. For tenors and basses from 14 years old.
UPPER VOICES CHOIR
For you who are a soprano or alto with experience singing in a choir and about 13–17 years old.
PRE-UPPER VOICES CHOIR
For you who are about 10–13 years old and sing soprano or alto.
For you with choir experience and who are about 8–10 years old.
For you who want to try to sing in a choir and are about 7–9 years old.
For you who want to sing and have a functional variation and are in need of extra support during the activity.
For you who are interested in playing music from the middle ages or renaissance period and play the flute/recorder, violin etc.
For you who like to play music by ear, and are about 14 years old or older.
GALLERY 2019 & 2020
SIDE BY SIDE: DIGITAL
In June 2020 Side by Side held its first digital music camp, where participants from around the world could take part of lesson material, inspirational videos, and fun challenges. The end result was an enormous amount of recorded material from our amazing participants and friends, a concert, and a fantastic music video.
SIDE BY SIDE 2018—THE MOVIE
Clean Bandit - Symphony feat. Zara Larsson cover by Side by Side by El Sistema
Copyright Stiftelsen El Sistema Sverige
& Göteborgs Symfoniker 2018
Swedish org no 556313-1027
European VATno SE556313102701