Typical Daily Schedule:
8:30 to 9 a.m.: Arrive at The Massry Center for the Arts
9 a.m.: Major Ensembles Rehearsal
11 a.m.: Music Theory
11:45 a.m.: Lunch
1 p.m.: Workshops/Sectionals/Private Lessons/Chamber Music
4 p.m.: Music Electives
4:45 p.m.: Departure
Day Tuition: $950 (for the two-week experience)
Tuition with Overnight Room and Board: $2,175 (for the two-week experience)
Nonrefundable registration fee: $50
Scholarships are available based on students’ NYSSMA scores or participation in ESYO:
NYSSMA Level IV Score of 26-28: $75
NYSSMA Level V/VI Score of 98: $100
NYSSMA Level V/VI Score of 99: $125
NYSSMA Level V/VI Score of 100: $150
ESYO Participant: $100
Students must be registered for the PCE program and provide proof of their NYSSMA scores or participation in ESYO prior to processing their final program payment to be considered for a scholarship.
violin, String Chamber Coach
Jamecyn Morey is an active solo, chamber and orchestral violinist. Morey has appeared as a soloist with orchestra at Lincoln Center as part of their Distinguished Concerts International New York series. She has also appeared as a soloist with the Young Musicians and Artists Festival Orchestra in Oregon, the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, and recently completed the premiere recording of Michael Daugherty’s “This Land Sings” as solo violin for Naxos Records.
Morey serves as violin faculty at The College of Saint Rose and is the second violinist of the Hyperion String Quartet. She is also a member of the first violin section of the Albany Symphony, and is the director for the Academy for Strings, a pre-college music program in the Capital Region.
Morey is a former member of the New World Symphony in Florida, where she led the orchestra as concertmaster under the direction of Michael Tilson-Thomas and with soloists including Gil Shaham and Itzhak Perlman. She has also held chamber music residencies with the Miami Music Project and with the Chicago City Colleges. Morey began her studies in violin performance at the Interlochen Arts Academy High School, and received degrees from Indiana University, studying with Yuval Yaron and Ilya Kaler, and Roosevelt University in Chicago as a student of Robert Chen.
Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble
John Halvorsen, who earned a B.S. in Music Education and M.S.Ed. in Music Education from The College of Saint Rose, is the director of bands at Albany High School as well as the director of the Saint Rose Symphonic Band. In his tenure at Albany High School, his ensembles have regularly received high praise from annual NYSSMA Majors festivals performing some of the most difficult band literature. The award-winning jazz ensembles are also in high demand throughout the greater capital region; performing at such venues as the Albany Ignite Volunteer Festival, the Albany Public Library Gala, the annual New York State PTA Convention, the Fonda-Fultonville Jazz Festival, and the Albany Fund for Education Gala to name but a few.
Recently, his work with the AHS pit orchestra for annual school musicals has been the recipient of “Best Student Orchestra” at the High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors.
Beyond the regular school day, John is co-director of the Albany Marching Falcons band. This ensemble has performed at the Saint Patrick’s Day Festival in Dublin, Ireland and attended the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the D-Day Invasion at Normandy Beach, France, in June of 2019. John also directs band and jazz studies at the Pre-College Experience at Saint Rose since 2012. When not teaching, he also regularly performs with the local horn band, Skippy and the Pistons.