Here you will find a lot of what you need to know and think about when you submit your application. Please read our PERSONAL DATA POLICY as well before you apply. If you have questions or wish to change or withdraw your application, please email email@example.com.
Application period 1
9 November – 13 December 2022Admission notice will be sent no later than January 24, 2023
Application period 2
14 December – 8 February 2023Admission notice will be sent no later than February 28, 2023
Late application/Remaining slotsLate application is open 15 February – 13 April 2023
Admission notice will be sent no later than April 21, 2023
All music-interested children and young people aged between 6 and 23 are welcome to apply for the camp. There are, however, a limited number of slots for each track and each instrument.
The application is open from November 9 to February 8.
Fill in the application for the track of your choice. Group applications are possible but must be made on a per-track basis.
You will receive an automated email within 24h confirming that we have received your application. Check your spam folder!
We review all applications for the application period and try to create a good mix of groups, individuals, instruments, parts, and skill levels.
Step 4You will receive an admission email after review. Click the link inside and complete your final booking within two weeks.
Step 5You will receive an automated email within 24h with your booking confirmation. Check your spam folder! Save/print the email.
Step 5Bring your booking confirmation (print or digital) to Camp Registration on your first day of camp. We will scan the bar code.
The track pyramid illustrates the approximate age group and level for the various tracks. It should be seen as a guide and is not written in stone. If you are not sure which track to choose after you have gone through the repertoire and read the different track pages, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you!
There are five factors that determine which track you should apply for on Side by Side.
Use the track pyramid to get a quick overview of the age and level of the different tracks. It is important that you talk to your instrument teacher/choir conductor about the repertoire to decide which track is right for you. More detailed information and repertoire can be found on the respective track page.
The track guidance icons on the track pages also help identify the right track for you. Read more about those further down this page.
The function tracks are for you who have some type of function variation and need extra support. OPEN ORCHESTRA plays together with BASIC ORCHESTRA.
WIND & STRING ORCHESTRA
UPPER INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA
In the orchestral tracks on Side by Side, you play orchestral instruments in an orchestra.
The specialty tracks are for you who have a special interest in early music or folk music. Here, the choice of instruments is more free and the tracks also include singing.
UPPER VOICES CHOIR
PRE-UPPER VOICES CHOIR
The choral tracks are purely vocal tracks where you sing in a choir and, depending on the level, also in parts.
In order for you to quickly get an overview of who can apply for the various tracks, we have produced a series of icons that describe who can join.
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
How do I apply?
Is there camp accommodation available?
How old do I need to be to apply?
How do camp counselor groups work? (barnvärdsgrupper)
HOW TO APPLY TO SIDE BY SIDE 2023
ADVANCED ORCHESTRAPRE-ADVANCED ORCHESTRAWIND & STRING ORCHESTRAYOUTH CHOIREARLY MUSICFOLK MUSIK
Selection for admission is made on an individual basis, but you can apply for up to 30 people in the same application. You must be at least 16 years old to apply on your own, otherwise an adult must do it.
1. Select how many participants you want to apply for on the slider.2. Fill in the data, all questions are on an individual level.. The email address that you fill in for the first person in the application will be used for contact and acceptance notification.3. Choose your first choice (Spår första val)
4. Choose your second choice (Spår andra val)5. More questions will appear that have to do with your chosen tracks, answer these as well.6. Applying to Side by Side 2023 is free. If you get a camp slot, you will receive an email with a link to the final booking, which includes a payment step. In 2023, the participation fee is SEK 500.
BEGINNERS’ ORCHESTRABASIC / OPEN ORCHESTRAINTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRAUPPER INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRABEGINNERS’ CHOIRCHILDREN’S CHOIRPRE-UPPER VOICES CHOIRUPPER VOICES CHOIROPEN CHOIR
Individual applications are allowed, but in the selection we mainly prioritize groups. You can apply for up to 99 people per application. You must be at least 16 years old to apply on your own, otherwise an adult must do it.
1. Fill in the contact details for yourself (as the person responsible for the application). The admission notice with the booking link will be sent to you.2. Fill in the information, all questions are at group level.
3. Choose your first choice (Spår första val)
4. Choose your second choice (Spår andra val)5. More questions will appear that have to do with your chosen tracks, answer these as well.6. Applying to Side by Side 2023 is free. If you get a camp slot, you will receive an email with a link to the final booking, which includes a payment step. In 2023, the participation fee is SEK 500 per person.
Welcome to Side by Side 2023!
APPLICATION AND ADMISSION 2022
There is a limited number of slots for each track and each instrument. Therefore, everyone who wants to participate must submit an application. We do not use the "first-come-first-served" principle, but go through all the applications individually and distribute the slots as evenly and fairly as possible. The first selection is made among those who applied by 14 December 2021. That means that those who submit their applications early have the greatest chance of getting their chosen camp track.
As far as possible, we want to offer slots to all members who are part of an existing ensemble / orchestra / choir. Therefore, we prefer that all those who want to participate in the camp as a group make a joint application.
About your application
Everyone can only apply for one track, so it is important to think through the track selection. Information about each track and a link to the application form can be found on the different track pages.
It costs nothing to apply and the application is not binding. Participating in Side by Side costs SEK 450 / participant on all tracks except OPEN CHOIR, BEGINNERS 'ORCHESTRA and BEGINNERS' CHOIR which cost SEK 200.
Those who are offered a place at Side by Side will have to supplement their application with some additional information as they accept. This includes contact information for each participant, any special diet and payment information, as well as the names of any accompanying adults.
Before you apply, you must read our TERMS & CONDITIONS.Also read our PERSONAL DATA POLICY.
If you have any questions, want to change anything or withdraw your application, email email@example.com
For most of the tracks, it is possible to make a joint application for several participants from the same School of the Arts, orchestra or choir. The information and admission notice for the whole group is then sent to the person responsible for the group application. It is possible to make an application for 30 participants in the same form. If there are more people in the same group, you can submit two applications to the same track. Indicate yourself as responsible for both applications.
If you have students at several levels and want to participate with one group in, for example, BASIC ORCHESTRA and another in CHILDREN’S CHOIR, you must submit two different applications.
If you, as an orchestra leader, educator or choir leader, do not yet know exactly which participants are to be included in the application, it is possible to enter Student 1, Student 2, etc. as their names. However, it is very important that the number of people per instrument or part is correct. Complete details for all participants must be submitted when you accept the offered slots.
You do not have to state the names of the accompanying adults in the application, these are added when you accept the offered slots. Remember that you need enough adults on-site to take care of your group during the whole camp, for example during transfers, meals and before and after rehearsals. If you plan to live at Side by Side's accommodation, it is important that the number of people, including accompanying adults, is stated in the application. If you do not plan to stay at the accommodation, enter 0 as the number.
Submitting an individual application
For some of the tracks for older participants (ADVANCED ORCHESTRA, PRE-ADVANCED ORCHESTRA, FOLK MUSIC and YOUTH CHOIR) it is only possible to submit an individual application.
If you are 16 years or older, you can apply on your own and enter your own email address. If you are younger, we want you to make the application together with an adult and have the e-mail address go to an adult who is responsible for the application. It is to this e-mail address that the admission notice and information will be sent. Other information in the application applies to the playing / singing participant. Information about any accompanying adult should be stated when you accept an offered slot.
It is possible to submit an individual application for other tracks as well, but it is important that you who belong to a group first ask your teacher / leader if the group will make a joint application before your proceed on your own. If you are participating as a group, submitting a group application is best.
Parents/legal guardians applying on behalf of charge(s)
It is important that you talk to their instrument teacher, orchestra leader or choir leader before applying for your child. For one thing, it is beneficial for the teacher to be involved in choosing the track so that the level is right, and for another, it is important that you know if any group your child is a part of will submit a joint application.
If your child plays or sings in a group that plans to come to Side by Side together, we want the group to make a joint application. That way, we can try to make room for everyone who belongs to the group.
As an adult, you are responsible for the application and should submit your own email address. It is to this email address the admission notice and information will be sent. Other information in the application applies to the playing / singing participants. Information about any accompanying adult should be stated when you accept an offered place at camp. Keep in mind that everyone under the age of 13 must have an adult they know on site..
HOW TO APPLY FOR SIDE BY SIDE 2022
Some tracks require additional information:
The participation fee is 450 SEK (inc. VAT 25%) for all tracks except BEGINNERS’ ORCHESTRA, BEGINNERS’ CHOIR and OPEN CHOIR which are 200 SEK (inc. VAT 25%). The participation fee is due on accept after having been offered slot at camp. It will be refunded if participation is canceled by May 5. The participation fee is the same for all participants, including accompanying adults. Camp accommodation for those who require it is an additional 100 SEK (inc. VAT 12%) per person and night. All fees will be refunded if we as organizers should need to cancel the Side by Side camp.
Side by Side is a camp in the middle of Gothenburg and this means that the participants have to move between different locations around the Concert Hall in a busy city environment. All participants under the age of 13 must have an accompanying adult that they know on site at the camp, someone who is on hand all day and takes responsibility for the child, especially during transfers, meals and activities in addition to the rehearsals. This can be the group leader, an accompanying parent or another adult. Children in different tracks have different schedules and rehearse in different rooms, so it is important to think about having a sufficient number of adults with you. To be allowed to stay overnight at Side by Side's accommodation, you must be 13 years old or accompanied by an adult.
Accompanying adults do not need to apply for a track. On the acceptance form for playing / singing participants, information can be added for all accompanying adults.
For children under 13 who want to participate in INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA, BASIC ORCHESTRA, PRE-UPPER VOICES CHOIR or CHILDREN’S CHOIR and can not have an adult with them, it is possible to apply for a slot in a camp counselor group. This means that the participants have a camp counselor employed by Side by Side who looks after and guides them during the camp. The camp counselors work during daytime only and children without an adult are therefore not allowed to spend the night at Side by Side but must be picked up and left every day in connection with the camp's scheduled activities. The number of places in the camp counselor groups is limited. For BEGINNERS 'ORCHESTRA and BEGINNERS' CHOIR, each child must have an accompanying adult they know who leaves and picks them up and is available by phone during the rehearsal on Sunday and Monday, and is on site with the child all Tuesday.
When participating in OPEN CHOIR, an adult must be present for those who need help with, for example, lunch or transfers.
For everyone's safety, we need to know who and how many are staying in the various locations. Therefore, we can not accept children and / or adults who have a connection to a participant, but do not have a place that is paid for and confirmed by us. If anyone wants to visit a participant during the camp, we suggest that the visit takes place between the various activities, and outdoors. Everyone is welcome to the various concerts, though tickets are needed in most cases. More information about this will be in the newsletter and on the website.
How do I sign up more than one person?
You can sign up up to 30 participants per booking for all tracks.Some information is transferable from Person 1 to other participants. You can do this for each participant by clicking the pen icon in the to right corner. NB, see below when emailing (for info before the camp).
Person 1 becomes the main booker for the group, automatically receiving everyone's booking confirmation and becoming the invoice receiver (can be edited in the payment step). If you sign up as a group, Person 1 should be an adult.
How many slots are there?
We have a max number of participants for each track and section. When a section or track is full, this will show in the sign-up form. It will then be possible to sign up on a waiting list.
Should I sign up even if I'm just a visitor?
To participate in Side by Side, you need to sign up and pay the participation fee. In the sign-up form you choose "Non-playing/-singing accompanying adult". We have a lot of participants and for everyone's safety we need a complete overview over who and how many people are in the camp area. Therefore we cannot receive children and/or adults who are connected to a participant, but not registered and confirmed by us. If you want to visit a participant during the camp, we suggest this happens between camp activities. Everyone is also welcome to the different concerts of course. More information about those can be found in our newsletters and on the website.
How do I fill in the sign-up form?
Here you can read a detailed instruction on how to complete the sign-up form
We are asking about the participant's gender because we want to be able to follow up the gender distribution at the camp every year.
Enter the name of the music school, orchestra, choir or other organization you belong to. If you do not belong to any organization, you can write it here in your own words.
Other information about you that we in the organization should know
Please notify us if there is something else we need to know about you/the participant. For example using a wheelchair or have an illness. You are also welcome to contact us via email or phone.
The email address listed here will be used to send the confirmation as well as additional information about the camp. If you are the main booker for a group, you can enter your own email for all your participants, but then you must take responsibility for spreading the information to your group.
If you live in another country than Sweden, please choose your home country here.
Phone number (for contact with the participant during camp)
The information listed here is an extra security for us to be able to reach the participants parent/legal guardian. If the participant is above 18 years old, then please provide the participant's email and a phone number to the next of kin.
There will be no food served that contains nuts or pork at the camp. As far as special dietary needs are concerned, you can choose vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free and milk protein-free food. You may also state allergies and other dietary requirements. These wishes will be honored to the best of our ability.
In the Accommodation tab you can choose if you wish to book accommodation in a shared classroom.
Click Add for each participant you wish to book accommodation for and enter which day you arrive to the accommodation and which day you leave as well as each participant's name under Participant.
If you have any requests concerning your or your group's accommodation, for example if you want to stay boys/girls or children/teachers you can write this under Requests for accommodation down on the right or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On the top right, you will see that the amount changes when you enter the number of nights. The accommodation costs 95 SEK per person and includes all meals. If you have any questions or requests about the accommodation, you are welcome to contact us by email or phone.
To stay overnight at the camp you must be at least 13 years old or accompanied by an adult you know.
After the sign up
We're so happy you want to sign up for Side by Side!
Here's everything you need to know and think about when you apply to or sign up for Side by Side 2019. Please read our Terms & Conditions as well.
What is included in the participation fee?
The fee is 450 SEK for all tracks except BEGINNERS' ORCHESTRA, BEGINNERS' CHOIR and OPEN CHOIR which have a fee of 200 SEK. VOLUNTEERS´ CHOIR is free of charge. The participation fee includes fruits, lunch and dinner. In addition, each participant takes part in rehearsals, concerts and other activities at the camp. Each participant also gets a Side by Side-bag and our 2018 purple Side by Side T-shirt.
To participate on Side by Side you must be registered to the camp and have paid the participation fee. There are many participants on the camp and for everyone´s security and safety we need to have the full information about who and how many that are moving about on the camp. Therefore we can not receive adults and children with connection to the participants that are not registered. If you wish to visit a participant during the camp we recommend that to be done between our activities. To our concerts we warmly welcome everyone. To some concerts you will need a ticket. Find more information in our Side by Side newsletter.
We want to know and have access to at least one parent or legal guardian´s email and phone number for direct contact in case of an emergency.
How many vacancies are there?We have a limited number of spots per instrument/voice for each track. It will state in the registration form when it is full. Then it will be possible to sign up on a waiting list.
What information do I need in order to sign up/apply?
For some tracks, additional information is requiredto sign up/apply, for example:
What does the participation fee cover?
The participant fee is 450 SEK for all tracks except BEGINNERS´ ORCHESTRA, BEGINNERS´ CHOIR and OPEN CHOIR which are only 200 SEK and VOLUNTEERS´ CHOIR is of course free. The participation fee covers the meals included in the track's schedule. In addition to this, you get to join rehearsals, concerts and other activities at the camp. All participants get a Side by Side bag and a Side by Side T-shirt. VAT on the participation fee is 25%. If you would like accommodation at the camp, an additional 95 SEK per person and night are charged (all meals included). VAT on accommodation is 12%.
Without an adult?
Children under 13 years old who wish to come to Side by Side and do not have an accompanying adult may be able to attend a camp counselor group. That means that a Side by Side camp counselor will look after and guide them at camp.
Camp counselors only work day shifts so the child cannot spend the night at Side by Side but must be left and picked up every day in conjunction with the scheduled activities of the camp. Camp counselor groups are only available for the following tracks: UPPER INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA, INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA, BASIC ORCHESTRA, PRE-UPPER VOICES CHOIR and CHILDREN’S CHOIR. The number of available camp counselor group slots are limited.
For BEGINNERS' ORCHESTRA and BEGINNERS' CHOIR you must have an accompanying adult who you know that can leave and pick you up every day. They must be available on phone Sunday and Monday and must be on-site with you the whole of Tuesday.
When participating in OPEN CHOIR you must bring an adult if you need help during things like lunch and transfers between locations.
For all other tracks we want you to have an adult you know present if you are under 13 years old. To be allowed to stay overnight at the camp you must be at least 13 years old or be accompanied by an adult that you know.
You as an accompanying adult must sign up and pay the participation fee, just like the participants who are playing/singing, and we assume that you take care of your child/group during the whole camp. As a music teacher in INTERMEDIATE or BASIC ORCHESTRA, you can tell us in the application form if you want to participate in the orchestra, as playing support.
Vilka uppgifter behöver jag för att göra en anmälan?
Till vissa spår krävs mer information för attgenomföra anmälan/ansökan tex:
Vad ingår i deltagaravgiften?
Avgiften är 450 kr för alla spår utom BEGINNERS´ ORCHESTRA, BEGINNERS´ CHOIR och OPEN CHOIR som har en avgift på 200 kr och för VOLUNTEERS´ CHOIR som är avgiftsfri. I deltagaravgiften ingår fika, lunch och ibland middag. Dessutom får varje deltagare vara med på repetitioner, konserter och övriga aktiviteter på lägret. Alla deltagare får en Side by Side-kasse och årets Side by Side T-shirt. Momsen på deltagaravgiften är 25%. För den som behöver boende under lägret tillkommer en kostnad på 95 kronor per person och natt (alla måltider ingår). Momsen på boendet är 12%.
Till UPPER INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA, INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA, BASIC ORCHESTRA och CHILDREN'S CHOIR kan de barn som kommer till lägret utan någon vuxen, i sin anmälan, välja alternativet "Jag har ingen som tar hand om mig under lägret och behöver hjälp av lägrets Barnvärdar" för att bli tilldelad en Barnvärd som håller reda på och ser efter barnet under lägret. Barnvärdarna arbetar endast dagtid och därför rekommenderar vi daglig hämtning och lämning av de barn som väljer detta alternativ.Till BEGINNERS' ORCHESTRA, BEGINNERS' CHOIR och OPEN CHOIR måste varje deltagare ha en vuxen som de känner på plats under lägret.
Till övriga spår vill vi att alla barn har någon vuxen de känner på plats eller själva är minst 13 år
För att få sova över på lägret måste du vara minst 13 år eller bo tillsammans med en vuxen som du känner.
Alla som medverkar på lägret ska anmäla sig och betala deltagaravgift, även de vuxna som följer med ett barn. Fundera gärna inför din anmälan på om du vill vara med och spela/sjunga eller endast finnas till hands på andra sätt. Detta får du svara på i anmälan.
Choose whether the invoice will be set to a company/organization or to a private person
If the invoice is to be sent to an organization, enter the organizational number (or equivalent) here
Social security number
If the invoice is to be sent to a private person, enter the social security number here
If the invoice is to be set to an organization/company, enter the name here
Here you have the opportunity to enter the department / name or cost center of the company / organization
First name, surname
The name entered for the master booker (Person 1) is registered by default, but here you can edit the recipient of the invoice.
Address, Postcode, Postcode, Country
Enter the correct mailing address to send the invoice.to
Finish the registration by clicking on Continue
Here you will find a lot of what you need to know and think about when you apply to or sign up for Side by Side 2019.
If you have questions or wish to cancel your slot, please email email@example.com. Should you wish to cancel, please do so as early as possible and no later than May 4.
What information do I need in order to sign up?
The participant fee is 450 SEK for all tracks except BEGINNERS´ ORCHESTRA, BEGINNERS´ CHOIR and OPEN CHOIR which are only 200 SEK and VOLUNTEERS´ CHOIR is of course free. The participation fee covers snacks (fika), lunch and sometimes dinner. In addition to this, every participant gets to join rehearsals, concerts and other activities at the camp. All participants get a Side by Side bag and a Side by Side T-shirt. VAT on the participation fee is 25%. For those who need accommodation during the camp, an additional 95 SEK per person and night are charged (all meals included). VAT on accommodation is 12%.
For UPPER INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA, INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA, BASIC ORCHESTRA and CHILDREN'S CHOIR the children who arrive unaccompanied to the camp can choose the alternative "I have no one to take care of me during the camp and need help from the Kid Camp Counselors". They will be assigned a Kid Camp Counselor to keep track of and look after them during the camp. The camp counselors work day shifts only and therefore we recommend daily drop-offs and pickups of the children for those who choose this alternative.
For BEGINNERS' ORCHESTRA, BEGINNERS' CHOIR and OPEN CHOIR all participants must be accompanied by an adult that they know during the whole camp. For all other tracks we want children below the age of 13 to have an adult they know on site.
To be allowed to stay overnight at the camp you must be at least 13 years old or be accompanied by an adult that you know.
You as an accompanying adult must sign up and pay the participation fee, just like participants playing/singing, and we assume that you take care of your child/group during the whole camp. As a music teacher in UPPER INTERMEDIATE, INTERMEDIATE or BASIC ORCHESTRA, you can in the application form choose to participate in the orchestra, as a support.
You can sign up up to 30 participants per booking for all tracks, except ADVANCED ORCHESTRA and PRE-ADVANCED ORCHESTRA.If something goes wrong or you need to change something, contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Some information is transferable from Person 1 to other participants. You can do this for each participant by clicking the pen icon in the to right corner. NB, see below when emailing (for info before the camp).
To participate in Side by Side, you need to sign up and pay the sign-up fee. We have a lot of participants and for everyone's safety we need a complete overview over who and how many people are on the camp area. Therefore we cannot receive children and/or adults who are connected to a participant, but not registered and confirmed by us. If you want to visit a participant during the camp, we suggest this happens between camp activities. Everyone is welcome to the Festival concert and the different Lunch and Finale concerts. Tickets may be required in some cases. Find more information on this in our newsletters and on the website.
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