Join the intensely enjoyable music-making with fellow musicians who love playing chamber music. Experience playing side by side with select Curtis students.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn and perform some of your favorite chamber repertoire and discover new works, as you receive intensive coaching and lessons from professional chamber musicians.
Learn more about the faculty.
|Morning||Welcome: Introductions and tours||Coaching/Rehearsal session II||Coaching/Rehearsal session V||Coaching/Rehearsal session VII|
|Warm-ups||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break|
|Orchestral reading||Coaching/Rehearsal session III||Breakout sessions: String, Wind, Piano||Coaching/Rehearsal session VIII|
|Afternoon||Coaching/Rehearsal session I||Orchestral reading (strings only)/Wind class/Piano||Orchestral reading||Concert|
|Tea||Tea||Coaching/Rehearsal session VI|
|Individual practice||Coaching/Rehearsal session IV||Tea|
|4–5 p.m.||Repertoire reading salon||Repertoire reading salon||Repertoire reading salon|
|6 p.m.||Evening excursion||Evening excursion||Evening excursion|
Schedules are subject to change.
Check in on Wednesday between 4 and 7 p.m. Residential costs include dinner for Wednesday night.
Check out on Sunday between 4 and 6 p.m.
Check in on Thursday between 8 and 9 a.m. An optional meal plan can be purchased for $27 a day.
|Expense||Resident amount||Non-resident amount|
|Registration fee||$60 (through April 1)
$100 (April 2–May 1)
|$60 (through April 1)
$100 (April 2–May 1)
|Residential cost||$360||$108 (optional meal plan)|
We welcome pianists and players of any orchestral instrument.
All levels are welcome to participate. Participants will be grouped in chamber ensembles by playing level to ensure maximum enjoyment for all.
To keep our ensembles intimate, we will accept a maximum of 30 participants. We encourage you to apply early as spaces are limited.
We will assign repertoire in April. After receiving repertoire assignments participants will have at least seven weeks to prepare.
The schedule will be busy and probably will not allow time for private instruction.
No audition is required for admission, but we will ask each participant to submit a sample of his or her playing. This will inform decisions on ensemble assignments.
Curtis Summerfest does not offer scholarships . Students and parents are urged to seek financial assistance from local sources such as school music organizations; county, state, or national music education organizations; youth orchestras and bands; music clubs; service clubs (Rotary, Kiwanas, etc.); businesses; local churches; and foundations.
We offer no refunds of any kind, including for dismissal due to violation of rules or state, federal, or local laws. There are no refunds for early departure. Exceptions may be made only in the event of a documented medical emergency, in which case room and board may be refunded on a prorated basis only. No participant will be admitted until all fees are paid in full.