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Summer Instrumental Music Academy (SIMA)
for Wind and Concert Percussion Instrumentalists

MUSC 131 Studio Orchestra II CRN #41174

(First-time SIMA participants enroll in MUSC 130 Studio Orchestra I CRN #41270)
July 11 – August 4, 2016

The Citrus College Summer Instrumental Music Academy (SIMA) provides high school and college level wind and concert percussion instrumentalists the opportunity to review and strengthen performance skills and techniques. SIMA may also include string bass and piano, but not guitar, violin, drum set or vocalists. Guitarists, set drummers, and vocalists should contact Professor Gino Munoz, Director of Commercial Music regarding instructional opportunities available at Citrus College (email)

SIMA includes large ensemble and small ensemble performance, instrument specific workshops, performance associated music theory and musicianship, and other unique musical explorations. Topics include sight reading, musical style and historical contexts, ensemble rehearsal techniques and live and studio performance preparation. SIMA meets alternatively in concert band, chamber ensemble re-groupings and other class activities scheduled over sixteen instructional sessions.There are numerous recording sessions of the Concert Band in the Citrus Recording Technology studios, and as one of their 2016 Summer Concert Series, the Pomona Concert Band will present a joint concert with The Citrus College Summer Instrumental Music Academy at the G. Stanton Selby Bandshell at Ganesha Park on August 4 at 8 PM.

The class meets from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM Monday through Thursday, July 11th through August 4th. The introductory class session on July 11th includes initial proficiency assessment interviews. Instrumentalists should prepare to perform individually: 1) scales or key studies, 2) a portion or excerpt of a prepared piece, etude or study, and 3) reading at sight, simple music appropriate for your instrument (sight-reading.)

Registration Information for High School Students

All admissions, registration and payment are done online. The recommended procedure is to apply for admission (online) by the beginning of May by going to, click on WingSpan and follow the links to create an account and then apply for admission. The College will then email you a welcome letter which includes your Student ID number and class registration instructions. If you will be entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade this Fall (2016), you will need to print a Concurrent Enrollment Authorization Form, get the required signatures, and submit an official school transcript. Students entering the 9th or 10th grade this Fall (2016) must also submit a brief recommendation letter on school stationary from their principal supporting their suitability to begin college level instruction in instrumental music. Detailed instructions regarding these procedures, including printable forms, are available at Although applying by the beginning of May is a suggestion, not a deadline, it's harder to get signatures after school is out in June. However, students can apply and register all the way up to the first day of class (July 11), but might not get in if the class is full, so it's safer to apply and register earlier.

For more information about SIMA, contact Bill Hoehne, Citrus College Director of Instrumental Music (626) 857-4025, email.

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