September 2018 – June 2019
General information and Description
This educational program serves the needs of young musicians. It provides student recitals and
Master Classes and is the entry port for becoming a soloist for 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.
For current information on the program, consult this TOPHIL.org website or “like” the TOPhil
Either the student, parent, or teacher must live in Ventura County, Westlake, Agoura, Calabasas or Malibu for a student to become an Appassionata student and
eventual soloist with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic
Categories and Fees for Appassionata Program enrollment
String players $150
Wind players, Brass players, Vocalists $50
Piano Master Classes – 5 or more MC of 5 or 6 students each
String Master Classes – 2 or more MC with 5 or 6 students each
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 and masterclasses as they wish. First come, first served, if there are too many requests for a recital
Dates and venues will be sent out in advance.
Each Appassionata student gets 2 tickets in a voucher form for each Opus concert
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.
Performance Fee for a selected soloist: $650
Each soloist gets 10 complimentary Opus admission vouchers per concert when they perform.
They get 2 vouchers for all the other concerts in that season.
For further information, contact Ornela Ervin at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Appassionata enrollment is now open for the 2018-2019 season. Students can register at any time during the school year.
Program Registration form access click: HERE
Upcoming Appassionata activities
An orientation meeting for all interested students, parents and teachers is planned for Saturday, October 6th at 4:30pm at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. John Roscigno, the Tophil conductor, and some board members will give presentations, and answer questions about the Appassionata program.
The meeting will be followed by a piano masterclass. Professor Françoise Regnat will be the Master Teacher.
The TOPhil auditions for Opus performances will take place:
California State University,Northridge
Saturday, November 10th.
Deadline for audition registration is Oct 31st
To register use the form: HERE
Gather all required information before attempting the registration
Candidates that are not Appassionata registered: Winds percussion, harp and voice please:
Pay $50 fee: HERE