Chamber Music High School Institute
*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 07/10/2020
The Summer Chamber Music Institute is a week-long overnight camp for String Players, Pianists, and Guitarists entering grades 9-12. Students have the opportunity to interact with world-class musicians and music educators from the MostArts Festival Orchestra residency. Our goal is to provide positive and creative experiences for musical and personal growth for every student, while having a great time at our beautiful Upstate NY campus.
In this camp, students will be exposed to and participate in daily chamber music coaching, private lessons focused on mastering assigned chamber music repertoire, Masterclasses, Faculty Recitals, and a Student Chamber Music Performance on the last day for family and friends. Students have an opportunity to work on technique and explore various styles of chamber music playing.
Auditions are not required to be admitted, however all students should have a minimum of 3 full years of experience on their primary instrument. We do not accept beginners. You will discover new challenges to further your growth as a musician and make new friends during an incredible week of music at the Summer Chamber Music Institute at Alfred University.
If you are a member of a district, county or section honor group, you will receive a $50 discount off the cost of the program. Members of all-state honor groups (all-state orchestra) will receive $100 off the cost of the program. Only one discount available (participant cannot request both)
To redeem your discount you must submit a photocopy of the 2019-2020 school year honor group program with your name listed. All discounts are subject to verification.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available. If you are interested and wish to apply, contact: Lisa Lantz at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When not in classes, campers have lots of fun participating in a variety of recreational activities. Planned activities include indoor and outdoor games, hikes and movies, possible planned trips to the Equestrian Center, Foster Lake, and social gatherings at a local coffee house. There is also a farewell party on the last night of camp. Admissions interviews and campus tours can be arranged with the Admissions office by appointment (607-871-2115) on the last day of camp. Living, dining and learning together, campers have a great opportunity to get to know each other and develop lasting friendships.
Tuition, Room & Board
Cost of Camp: $930.00 ($100 DEPOSIT DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION)
This covers tuition, supervision, program materials, recreational activities, housing and meals. Students stay in the University’s residence halls dedicated to summer campers. Campers are required to provide their own pillows, blankets and bed linens (to fit an extra-long twin mattress). Should the camper need, linens can be provided for an additional cost and you MUST let us know by June 1, 2020, for arrangements. Cafeteria-style meals are served in the University dining hall.
Commuter Rate for Local Students - $775.00
This covers tuition, daytime classes, program materials and lunch only. Commuting students must check-in at registration on Sunday and must arrive on campus by 8:45 AM for classes Monday through Friday. They must be picked up by 5 PM each day with the exception of Friday when pick-up time is 1 PM (after lunch).
How To Apply
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020. Registration opens February 1, 2020.
- Complete the online application. Registration opens February 1.
- Submit the $100 deposit at time of application – due May 1.
- Provide a one-page essay telling us why you would like to attend (in your own words and signed).
- Provide a letter of recommendation from Orchestra and/or private instructor on their letterhead.
We are partnering with CampDoc (an online registration program) to better serve our campers and staff. CampDoc offers online registration and an electronic health record system for campers. The CampDoc site is secure, encrypted and password protected. Only Alfred University Summer Health Staff will have access to camper health information.
To gain access to our online application, please go to our website at https://www.alfred.edu/about/community/summer-camps/residential-camps/academic-camps/chamber-music.cfm
A deposit of $100 is required at the time of applying. Applications will not be considered if the deposit is not paid by the May 1 deadline. The remaining balance is due by June 1, 2020. Late applications will only be considered if space is available.
The Camp Director will review all applications after the May 1 deadline and determine which students will be accepted. Acceptance/non-acceptance notifications will be provide to applicants by the middle of May via email. If you require an earlier decision, please contact the office of Summer Programs at email@example.com. Once final decisions have been made, accepted campers will receive notification of acceptance along with information and dates on what is required for attendance. Questions can be directed to the Office of Summer Programs, 607-871-2612 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refunds, less the $100 non-refundable deposit, will be made for cancellations received by June 1. A 50% refund will be made for cancellations received June 2-10. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after June 10.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Alfred University – Office of Summer Programs
1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802
Phone: 607-871-2612 Fax: 607-871-2045
For specific information about the program schedule or class content, please contact Professor Lisa Lantz at email@example.com.
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