ABOUT EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Here you will find a lot of what you need to know and think about when you submit your Expression of Interest.
If you have questions or wish to cancel your slot, please email email@example.com.
Expression of Interest Gothenburg, for:
All tracks except BEGINNERS' ORCHESTRA and BEGINNERS' CHOIR
Notices will be sent: Throughout February
Answer YES by: The date in your admission notice
Late Expression of Interest: Open for certain tracks and instruments. Submit yours as soon as possible and April 15 at the latest. Available slots will be filled continuously.
A link to the Expression of Interest form is available on the page of each respective track.
BEGINNERS' ORCHESTRA and BEGINNERS' CHOIR
Expression of Interest closes: March 31
Notices will be sent: Throughout April
A link to the Expression of Interest form will be available on the page of each respective track.
Expression of Interest Digital, for:
All tracks except BEGINNERS' ORCHESTRA, BEGINNERS' CHOIR and OPEN ORCHESTRA
Expression of Interest closes: April 15
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
Expression of Interest
ADVANCED ORCHESTRA, PRE-ADVANCED ORCHESTRA, WIND & STRING ORCHESTRA, YOUTH CHOIR, UPPER VOICES CHOIR, EARLY MUSIC and FOLK MUSIC
UPPER INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA, INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA, BASIC ORCHESTRA, PRE-UPPER VOICES CHOIR, CHILDREN’S CHOIR och OPEN CHOIR
Extra Info Regarding Late Expression of Interest
We go through late expressions of interests continuously and try to see where they may be slotted into the different tracks and parts. Admission notices will be sent out continuously as well. The selection is made based on the same criteria as the expressions of interests that were sent in by February 7.
What information do I need in order to submit an Expression of Interest?
For some tracks, additional information is required, for example:
What does the participation fee cover when you participate on-site in Gothenburg?
The participant fee is 450 SEK (including 25% VAT) for all tracks except BEGINNERS´ ORCHESTRA, BEGINNERS´ CHOIR and OPEN CHOIR which are only 200 SEK (including 25% VAT). The participation fee is refunded if you cancel before May 7. Last day to cancel for a full refund due to Corona related issues is June 17. The fees will also be refunded if Side by Side needs to be cancelled due to the pandemic.
Food: At Side by Side we serve lunch and/or dinner during camp and fruit between meals. We work hard to lessen the excess amount of food we serve and therefore ask participants to attend all scheduled meals.
Participating at Side by Side: Digital is free of charge.
Without an adult?
Due to the pandemic, we wish to reduce the number of participants on-site in Gothenburg. Therefore, we have decided to limit the possibility of bringing an accompanying adult. The groups will be smaller than usual and there will not be as many location transfers.
We will have an adult present to help all participants feel safe and secure. For tracks meant for younger participants group leaders will have the option to sign up together with their groups. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions..
Children under 13 years old who wish to attend Side by Side and cannot bring an accompanying adult are welcome to express their interest in joining a camp counselor group. That means that there will be a camp counselor who looks after and guides them during camp.
Children must be collected and left each day in connection to scheduled camp activities. Camp counselor groups are only available for the following tracks: INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA, BASIC ORCHESTRA, PRE-UPPER VOICES CHOIR and CHILDREN’S CHOIR. The number of available slots in camp counselor group are very limited.
If you are participating in OPEN CHOIR, you need to bring an accompanying adult if you need help for things like lunch and transfers between locations.
How do I submit an Expression of Interest for more than one person?
For some tracks, each participant must submit an individual Expression of Interest. For other tracks you can submit a joint Expression of Interest for up to 20 participants in the same track. The later is recommended if you are from the same orchestra, school, or choir, and only want to participate if you can come to Gothenburg as a group. Make sure that Person 1 in the form is the adult responsible for the submission. The email address for Person 1 will receive the submission notice for the whole group.
If you are submitting a Late Expression of Interest, you can only do so for one person at a time.
How do I fill in the Expression of Interest form?
Here you will find a detailed instruction on how to fill in the form.
If the Expression of Interest is only for a single playing/singing participant, enter that name. If the submission is for a group, like a choir, an orchestra, or several children from the same school of the arts, enter the name of the adult responsible for submitting the Expression of Interest as Person 1. The rest of the participants become Person 1, Person 2, and so on.
Country/Municipality (in Sweden)
State your country of residence if you don't live in Sweden, or your municipality if you do live in Sweden.
Email (for pre-camp info)
This email address will be used when the admission notice is sent out. If you submit several participants, you will still get the admission notice to this address.
Mobile phone number (for pre-camp contact)
Please enter a mobile phone number where we can reach you prior to sending out the admission notice.
School of the Arts/Orchestra/Choir/Organization
Enter the name of your school of the arts, orchestra, choir, or other organization that you are a part of. If you are not a part of any organization, you can submit that as an answer as well.
Choose the instrument/choir section for each participant in the list. NB! If you are submitting a Late Expression of Interest, there may only be some instruments/parts available in the list. This means that there are no more available slots for other instruments/parts. If you are an adult who are only submitting an Expression of Interest for a single child, you select their instrument here.
Enter any pertinent information you think we might need.
Welcome to Side by Side 2021!
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