South Bay Music Symposium

The South Bay Music Symposium is an annual, specialized two-week summer camp in which students work on their tone through breathing exercises, rhythm studies for playing more precisely in an ensemble setting, music theory, and audition techniques. Students experience individual attention in a sectional setting, small-ensembles, as well as large group ensemble experience.

Education Director, Edie Rice uses the California State Curriculum Standards for Music Education to create the content for the symposium. Other Los Angeles area music professionals are hired for special performances and clinics, as well as sectional rehearsals.

The South Bay Music Symposium is open to all band students in the South Bay with 1 or more years of playing experience.

2018 South Bay Music Symposium

The South Bay Music Symposium is now in it's 12th year!

Monday - Friday, July 9th-20th

Concert on July 21st at 7:00 PM

El Segundo High School Performing Arts Center

Click here to sign up

2018 Symposium class descriptions.
  • You may park next to the music building in the parking lot at 103 E. Mariposa in El Segundo.
  • Please bring your instrument, and if you have a favorite piece of music, we will be asking you to play a few things so we can place you in the correct classes for your level of playing.
  • We do hold a break during the afternoon, please bring a snack.
  • We do spend some time outside (typically in the shade) but sunscreen is a good idea.

Questions? Please e-mail

or call (424) 242-3722