Host: Dr. Cindy Behmer
2024 Carolyn Hove English Horn Master Classes at Sacramento State
return of the Carolyn Hove English Horn Master Classes!
Event: June 24-28, 2024
California State University, Sacramento, Capistrano Hall
Please read all content below, contact host, Cindy Behmer, for more information.
Join us for five days of classes in orchestral and solo literature, small group reed--making
sessions, tips on choosing equipment and taking orchestral auditions.
Our event is limited to 20 Performers ** but an unlimited number of Auditors** may attend.
The week also includes oboe and English horn repair and maintenance classes with Mark
Chudnow, our special guest-in-residence.
Monday, June 24, 2024 - Carolyn Hove Opening Recital, 7:00pm, Capistrano Concert Hall
Friday, June 28, 2024 - Performer's Closing Recital, time TBD, Capistrano Concert Hall
Generous support by CSU, Sacramento and F. Lorée
Read below for more Information on Attendees, Application Deadlines, Registration Fees,
Housing, Parking, and Payment Information.
Who Can Attend:
* Performers: Adults, age 18 years and older, from all experience levels are invited to
apply. After reviewing all Applications, Performers will be chosen based on their goals and
experience level. Class size is limited to 20 Performers. Performers will play for Ms. Hove
during masterclass sessions (orchestral literature and solo literature), receive individual attention
during the small group reed making sessions, rehearse with an accompanist, and participate in
the Closing Recital. Three courses on Oboe and English horn Adjustment given by Mark
Chudnow are also included.
** Auditors must be at lest 18 years of age in order to apply, unless they have received special
permission by the host. Auditors may attend and observe all masterclasses, the three courses on
Oboe and English horn Adjustment given by Mark Chudnow, but do not perform or actively
participate in discussions during the week. An unlimited number of Auditors may apply and
attend. 5-Day Auditors and Daily Auditors are equally welcome to attend.
The Opening and Closing Recitals are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to
attend. The Carolyn Hove Opening Recital on Monday, June 24, 2024 is a ticketed event - all
English Horn Master Classes Performers and 5-Day Auditors receive free admission. The
Performer's Closing Recital on June 28, 2024 is free of charge.
Application: February 15, 2024.
- Early Application is encouraged for those seeking to participate as a Performer, space is
limited to 20.
Early Application for Performer Deadline: April 15, 2024, 11:59pm, PDT
Early Applicants will receive notification of their acceptance status by April 22, 2024.
If space allows, Applications for Performers will remain open after April 15, 2024 - but
will close on May 15, 2024.
Application for Performer Final Deadline: May 15, 2024, 11:59pm, PDT (if space allows).
Applicants will receive notification of their acceptance status by May 20th, 2024.
Application and Registration for Auditor Only Final Deadline: June 10, 2024.
Please be mindful that if you are relying on Campus Housing options, you must Apply and
Register by June 3, 2024 due to our University Housing deadlines. Do not delay your
Application and Registration as an Auditor if you require On-Campus or Off-Campus Housing
Performers should indicate their top three orchestral excerpt choices for masterclass. Each Performer will then be assigned one excerpt.
Performers should indicate their top three solo literature choices, including specific movement or section, for masterclass and recital. Each Performer will then be assigned a movement or section.
Early Application Performer Fee: $700 (Apply on or before April 15th)
Performer Fee: $725 (Apply on or after April 16th)
Auditor 5-day Fee: $500 (includes Carolyn Hove Recital on June 24th)
Auditor Single-day Fee: $125 per chosen day
Applications for Performers must pay a $150 deposit which will be applied towards Registration. This fee is non-refundable after June 1, 2024. Applicants will be notified of deposits, Registration Fees, and payment deadlines upon class acceptance status.
On-line final Registration through the Bursar's Office at CSUS takes credit card payments. All
fees are non-refundable after June 1, 2024. Performers and Auditors may cancel and obtain a
refund until June 1, 2024 by written request. There is a processing fee of $50 for each
University Housing - Staying on Campus for the Event
Riverview Hall, named for its views of the American River, features several amenities,
including a fitness center, study lounges, computer lab, laundry room, community, and classroom
space for events.
Single and Double occupancy rooms at Riverview Hall are available for our event, although
space is limited. See photos of rooms and shared restroom facilities here. When completing
final Registration, you will have the option of reserving University Housing.
The Servery at the Dining Commons, our University Housing meal plan option, can be
viewed here - Summer 2024 details will be updated as we near the date of the event.
Sacramento State On-Campus Eateries can be viewed here - Summer 2024 offerings and hours
will be updated as we near the date of the event.
If you desire to be close to Capistrano Hall (our Music Building) and stay within walking
distance, I recommend choosing the University Housing option. It is a 10 minute walk
through our beautiful tree-filled campus between Riverview Hall and Capistrano Hall, with a
Starbucks en route. See walking route below or view the official CSUS Campus Map.
University Housing Rates
The rates listed below include a 5 night stay with check-in on Monday, June 24th and check-
out on Saturday, June 29th AM. The rates also include linens.
Single occupancy rooms: $225 for 5 night stay (very limited).
Double occupancy rooms: $162.50 per person for 5 night stay.
Off-Campus Housing Options
Home2 Suites by Hilton Sacramento at CSUS has offered a group rate reservation for our
event under the name, Carolyn Hove English Horn Master Classes. The rooms are typical hotel
style rooms. Single occupancy hotel-style rooms have been requested under our group
reservation - if you prefer a double occupancy, don't hesitate to ask, they have been very helpful.
It is recommended that you make your reservations as soon as possible, if this is your
IMPORTANT: reservations at Home2 Suites by Hilton Sacramento at CSUS must be
made on your own and must be reserved by May 24th to be considered under the group
Please use the following Booking Link for Home2 Suites: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=SACROHT&groupCode
The Home2 Suites location on 65th Avenue is approximately 7 minutes by car, from
Capistrano Hall. Free breakfast and free wifi. Be advised there is a parking fee at the hotel. It is
not recommended to rely on walking between Capistrano Hall and most Off-Campus Housing
options unless choosing to walk with a partner or group, an approximate 23-25 minute walk from
any of the following close locations: Home2 Suites by Hilton Sacramento & CSUS, Larkspur
Landing Sacramento, Comfort Inn & Suites Sacramento – University Area, Hampton Inn &
Parking on Campus
Weekly parking permits for the University Housing areas are available for purchase, if you are in
need. At time of publication, these permits will also be honored at Parking Structure 1,
conveniently located at Capistrano Hall, and can be purchased when completing Registration.
Weekly permits for Parking Structure 1 can be purchased online (virtual, monitored by license
plate). You will need to sign-up as a Guest and purchase a virtual permit.
Daily Parking permit options require the use of a Permit Machine. The Permit Machine for
Parking Structure 1 can be found on the 1st and 5th floor and accepts credit card payment.
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