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Summer Chamber Music Festival

Summer Chamber Music Festival (Ages 8-18)

The Summer Chamber Music Festival at WCMS is a two-week chamber music program for string, piano and woodwind students ages 9 to 18. Participants develop the art of ensemble playing, sharpen musical and performance skills, delve into music history and theory, and explore creative and arts-related topics—all in a fun and nurturing environment.

Program Features:

  • Exceptional instruction with our SCMF Faculty
  • Daily chamber coaching
  • Master classes
  • Private lessons
  • Guided rehearsal time
  • Enrichment classes
  • Music games
  • Recreational time
  • Special topic workshops
  • Talent show
  • Final concert for family and friends
  • and so much more!

Auditions:  Auditions are held in May; see below for requirements

Ensemble-In-Residence (EIR) program: Open to a select few high school students (grades 10-12) to be placed in a more advanced chamber group to concentrate on challenging repertoire and refine skills as an ensemble. EIR members will have the flexibility to rehearse and coach more intensively and to participate in additional performance opportunities during the Chamber Festival. Please indicate interest on the application form, and contact the administrative directors for more information and EIR tuition rate.

festival dates

Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14, 2023

days & times

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday–Friday
plus final concert on Friday, July 14 at 3:00 PM

Tuition (2023)
  • $775 + $25 materials fee
  • Payment options: Pay in full at time of acceptance into program, or choose a split payment (50% tuition + materials fee upon acceptance, with balance due by June 15)
  • Financial aid may be available
artistic director

Asako Shibata

Summer piano faculty

Dana Dalton, Peter Morelli, Connie Reisdorf, Asako Shibata, Rieko Tanaka, Sarah Tocco, Miriam Conti Vanoni

Administrative Directors: 

Audition Information:  A placement audition is mandatory for everyone. Participants must be age 9–18 as of June 1, 2023. Please complete an Audition Form to bring with you to the audition. 

Audition Requirements:

  • Two scales of student’s choice
  • Two contrasting pieces (about 5-8 minutes of music)
  • May be asked to sight-read

Once the audition process has been completed and you have been notified of acceptance into the program, our registrar will contact you to complete the enrollment process.

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