Summer Chamber Music Summit

Come together in person to make beautiful music with young musicians from all over the region in our chamber music program for strings, woodwinds, harp, and piano!

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WEEK 1: July 12-16, 2021

WEEK 2: August 16-20, 2021

Mon-Fri, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Ages 10-17 (strings, harp)

Ages 12-17 (woodwinds, piano)

Register for both, save 10% on 2nd week!

NOTE: All of Indian Hill Music’s in-person summer programs will strictly follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Learn more

Summer Chamber Music Summit

Small Ensemble program for strings, woodwinds, harp, and piano

Make music together again! There’s nothing like playing music with friends, and this summer program provides the perfect opportunity for students of piano, harp, strings, and woodwinds to share and learn great classical music.

Whether you are new to chamber music or have been enjoying it for years, you will benefit greatly from the program. In addition to expert guidance by our skilled faculty coaches, you’ll enjoy a well-rounded week of valuable classes that will make you a better musician! Ensembles and music will be different each week, so sign up for one or both to customize your experience. 

Ensemble performances will be video recorded at the end of each week, and combined into a keepsake program to share with family and friends.

Open to strings and harp students age 10-17, and woodwinds and piano students ages 12-17 (Note: students younger than 12 years old may be accepted in the program by audition). Students should have early intermediate to advanced playing and reading skills with at least 2 years of private lessons or equivalent experience.

Tuition

$495 one week

$940 two weeks (save 10% on your 2nd week!)

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:

For July session – register by June 13

For Aug session – register by July 23

Scholarships are available for all Music School programs.

 

Daily Schedule

8:45-9:00 – Student Check-In
9:00-11:45 – Musicianship Classes – Music Theory, Music History, Listening, Instrument Technique, Masterclasses
11:45-12:15 – Lunch
12:15-5:00 – Rehearsals – Chamber Ensemble Group Coaching, Individual Coaching, Masterclasses, Workshops
5:00-5:15 – Student Check-Out

FAQ

We will implement health and safety COVID-19 protocols for all of our summer programming. Some of our rules will include:

  • Mandatory mask-wearing at all times.
  • Six-foot physical distancing at all times.
  • Students assigned to small cohort groups with limited interaction with interns and teaching staff.
  • Students in program with larger enrollments will be assigned staggered arrival/departure times.
  • Thorough and regular cleaning of common surfaces.
  • Air purification units and/or other air filtering in all teaching spaces.
  • Frequent handwashing/sanitizing.
  • Short classes/rehearsals and regular breaks where the students will be outside.
  • and more… 

A complete list of the measures we will take, along with your responsibilities when in our building can be found on our COVID page.

Students who play woodwind instruments (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone) will have ensemble rehearsals outside to reduce the transmission of aerosols to other people. Indian Hill Music will have a large tent set up on the grassy area outside the main entrance for this purpose. Woodwinds will need to use face masks designed for musical instruments and bell covers when playing. Students can use their own PPE (personal protective equipment) or purchase supplies from Indian Hill (details to come).

Students should have good playing and reading skills with at least two years of private lessons or equivalent experience. For students who are new to Indian Hill Music, the program manager will ask for a recent video recording which demonstrates the student’s playing ability. The video should include one or two pieces of contrasting style. Students should be playing at an intermediate to advanced skill level. 

The faculty program coordinators will assign ensembles based on each student’s skill level on their instrument and their general musicianship. All students will be assigned to a single chamber group and will work exclusively with that group through the week, and have limited interaction with interns and faculty.

Because piano parts in chamber music tend to be more difficult than other instruments’ parts, pianists should be able to demonstrate a late intermediate playing level. Since students of woodwind instruments typically start through their school band program in grades 4 or 5, they would not usually attain an intermediate playing level until they are at least 12 years old. Students younger than 12 will need to audition for the program faculty to discern whether their playing and reading skills are adequate for the program. 

The daily schedule will remain the same, but morning classes will be tailored to the students in each session, and chamber groups and music literature will be different for the two weeks. 

Home practice is not required, but it is encouraged if students are inspired. Home practice does support faster progress.

Yes, because of the ensemble focus of the Summit. A missed day can adversely affect the progress for the ensemble. We cannot offer makeup classes or refunds for missed days. 

The chamber groups will be recorded on the Friday of each week of the program, and a video program compiled of their performances for that session. The video will be sent to students to share with their families and friends.

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Questions? Call (978) 486-9524 or email the Class & Ensemble Manager

Scholarships available for all Music School programs

This program has been made possible, in part, with support from ACMP (Associated Chamber Music Players.)

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