SIDE BY SIDE 2020
International Youth Orchestra and Choir Camp
Gothenburg 13–17 June
INFORMATION REGARDING THE CORONA VIRUS
A lot is happening in the world right now due to the new corona virus covid-19. The future is uncertain, but here at Side by Side we are still busy preparing this year’s camp, while we closely monitor things as they develop, and await further recommendations from the authorities.
We are planning for different eventualities, but our ambition is to go through with the camp one way or another, depending on how the summer may look. Side by Side’s cancellation policy remains the same, which means participants have until May 4 to cancel their sign-up/application with a full refund of their participation fee.
This is a challenging time, but we are sure to emerge stronger together. At Side by Side, we want to use music to build bridges between people, cultures, and continents—rarely has it ever been as important as it is now.
Take care of yourselves and each other, and let the music unite us!
Warm regards // The Side by Side team
Our tracks for younger participants and our OPEN tracks are now open for sign-up
The tracks for our older participants are open for late applications
Sign-up is open for:
OPEN ORCHESTRA, OPEN CHOIR and VOLUNTEERS’ CHOIR
Sign-up open until: As long as there are slots left, or until Friday, April 3
Notifications: Will be sent immediately
Waiting lists are available for:
UPPER INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA, INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA, BASIC ORCHESTRA, BEGINNERS’ ORCHESTRA, PRE-UPPER VOICES CHOIR, CHILDREN’S CHOIR and BEGINNERS’ CHOIR
Late application is open for:
ADVANCED ORCHESTRA, PRE-ADVANCED ORCHESTRA, WIND & STRING ORCHESTRA, UPPER VOICES CHOIR, YOUTH CHOIR, EARLY MUSIC and FOLK MUSIC
Late application closes: As slots fill up or April 3 at the latest
Notifications: Will be sent continuously
Please be advised that late application may not be available for every instrument in every track.
To help you get a quick grasp of who can sign-up/apply 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 SIGN-UP INFORMATION.
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
RUM SUPPORT SIDE BY SIDE
Riksförbundet Unga Musikanter - RUM - support Side by Side and offer their members a 200 SEK discount on the participation fee. In order to get the discount, you must be a member of RUM in Gothenburg or Halland and actively apply for the discount via the link below. If you have any questions concerning your membership, please contact district manager Victor Johansson, email@example.com
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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 work as a volunteer at Side by Side and would also like to sing.
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.
For you who want to join a sing-a-long with other children. Open for all ages.
At Side by Side, all tracks have different schedules. Here you can see on which days each track participates.
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