Learning to develop a stage presence is a crucial skill for young artist and is a skill that carries through to a number of careers and fields of study.
Our Studio Recitals are semi-formal performances that give students an opportunity to perform their current works for family and friends. We maintain a friendly atmosphere where students can develop confidence on the stage, have an opportunity to hear their more mature colleagues, and inspire those who are less experienced. We hold our recitals twice during each academic year. The recitals are organized into hour-long performance blocks so that students can stay for a reasonable time and hear other students who play at a variety of levels and and instruments.
Intermediate students perform in their own private Round Recitals each time the graduate from a Round. These performances culminate in a Round 4 recital that is 35 minutes in length with 3 distinct pieces, including an exploratory work that the student learns entirely on their own.
Our Summer Chamber Music Program culminates in a concert where students play together in small groups from early intermediate chamber works to concert-level works for our advanced players.
Dialogues Concerts are public events that blend classical and non-classical music, and are performed by both students and professional artists. Each Dialogues Concert incorporates story telling, original music, vocalists, and instrumentalists. Students who attend learn how great artists approach their craft and find inspiration for their work. Many Eleos students who are in the upper-intermediate to advanced courses participate as performers, but we consider it crucial for our younger students to attend and draw inspiration for their studies. Dialogues Concerts are hosted by the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra.
California Young Artists Symphony
The California Young Artist’s Symphony is a pre-professional symphony with members from the Colburn Conservatory, Thornton USC School of Music, and the Herb Alpert School at UCLA among many others, and hosts Eleos Music members that have proven themselves among the most accomplished young artists of our region. CYAS members have already gone on to the London Philharmonic, LA Phil, and New World Symphony. CYAS concerts are critical to attend, as they are a flood of inspiration and wonder for our young aspiring musicians.