September 2019 – June 2020
The Appassionata enrollment is now open for the 2019-2020 season. Students can register at any time during the school year.
Sign up (also available at the bottom of the page) for Appassionata membership to provide required information and pay the fee, preferably HERE
General information, Description and Benefits of the program
This educational program serves the needs of young musicians. It provides Student Recitals, Master Classes and is the entry port for becoming a soloist in an Opus concert with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic. Any student wishing to audition to solo in an Opus concert MUST be enrolled in the Appassionata Program. The program is open to students 18 years of age and under. Partial funding is available through the Edward Francis Scholarship Fund and Hennings-Fischer Foundation.
Either the student, parent, or teacher must live in Ventura County, Westlake, Agoura, Calabasas or Malibu for a student to enroll in the Appassionata student and become an eventual soloist with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic
Categories and Fees
String players $150
Wind players, Brass players, Vocalists $50
Piano Master Classes – A minimum of 7 classes, maximum class size 7 students.
String Master Classes – 3 classes maximum class size 7 students
Wind players, Brass players, Vocalists no Master Classes
All Appassionata students, parents and friends can audit any Master Class for free.
All Appassionata students may perform in as many recitals as they wish on a first come, first served basis, if there are too many requests.
Dates and venues will be provided in advance.
Each Appassionata student gets 2 Opus concert admission vouchers
The Master Class accompaniment fee is paid by TO Phil.
Opus Concert Solo performance
All students registered in the Appassionata program can compete to perform in an Opus concert. An audition jury selects the soloists.
The students are required to play with an accompanist at the audition and it is the responsibility of the student to provide one.
Performance Fee for a selected soloist is $700.00
Each soloist gets 10 Opus admission vouchers per concert when they perform.
For further information, contact Ornela Ervin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up for Appassionata membership preferably HERE to provide contact information and pay the registration fee
Alternatively print the registration form and send with a check to:
Thousand Oaks Philharmonic
P. O. Box 4195
Thousand Oaks CA 91359
Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2019
California State University Northridge
Nordhoff Hall, Room 107
Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA (close to Valley Performing Arts Center)
Deadline for application
11:59pm, Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Current information on the program, is also available on the TOPhil Facebook page.
Opus Concert performances
To pay the performance contribution for the next Opus concert click HERE
Information for the next Opus performance audition will be posted here in due time