Join us for Chamber Music and Orchestra for Adults and enjoy making music with others who love playing classical music as much as you do! There are three ways to participate:

• Set aside three evenings for inspiring orchestra sessions.
• Immerse yourself in intensive chamber-music coaching in the mornings.
• Join us for chamber-music coaching in the mornings, plus orchestra or piano studio class at night.

Whichever schedule you choose, you’ll learn from distinguished faculty and play side by side with select Curtis students. Pianists can receive personalized instruction through piano studio class.

Register as an individual or a pre-formed ensemble.
Learn more about the faculty.

Individual registrants, with or without chamber ensemble experience, are welcome. No audition is required for admission, but we ask each participant to submit a sample of his or her playing, which informs our decisions on ensemble assignments. We also ask that you provide a repertoire list-what you’ve played in the past, whether solo, chamber, or accompanied. Finally, let us know what repertoire you’d love to play while you’re here and we’ll do our best to accommodate your requests.
If you are attending as a pre-formed group, submission of your playing is not necessary. We will ask you to submit a repertoire list—what you have played in the past as an ensemble—to help us assign you new repertoire. You’re also welcome to tell what you want to work on during the program.
Set aside only two weekday nights and one Friday evening for orchestra rehearsals so you don’t need to take days off work! Come play in the chamber orchestra side-by-side with select Curtis students. You also have the choice to take two days off to immerse yourself in intensive chamber music coaching in the mornings plus orchestra at night; or to join us just for orchestra. Either way, you’ll learn from distinguished faculty. No audition is required for admission, but we ask each participant to submit a sample of his or her playing, which informs our decisions on section placement. We also ask that you provide a repertoire list—what you’ve played in the past, whether orchestral, solo, chamber, or accompanied.
Pianists can receive personalized instruction through piano studio class. You have the choice to immerse yourself in intensive chamber music coaching in the morning plus piano studio class at night; or to join us just for chamber music. No audition is required for admission, but we ask each participant to submit a sample of his or her playing, which informs our decisions on repertoire. We also ask that you provide a repertoire list—what you’ve played in the past, whether solo, chamber, accompaniment, or four hands.

Pianists have an opportunity to play solo pieces for one other and gather tips on playing piano in a chamber ensemble. Pianists who elect to participate in this course led by Amy Yang will be asked to submit topics to cover in class. We’ll do our best to accommodate your requests. (This course does not involve public performance.) Read more detail from Amy here.

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Chamber Music and Orchestra

  • Tuition: $750
  • Registration Fee: $65/$125*
  • Housing and Dining: $476

Chamber Music
Only

  • Tuition: $600
  • Registration Fee: $65/$125*
  • Housing and Dining: $476

Chamber Orchestra Only

  • Tuition: $300
  • Registration Fee: $65/$125*
  • Dining: $36/day

*Registration fee: $65 before January 29, 2016 at 11:59 a.m. EST; $125 (NOON EST January 29–11:59 a.m. EST March 14).
Registration closes 11:59 a.m. EST Monday, March 14, 2016.

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
 Morning Welcome and Faculty Open Rehearsal Chamber Rehearsal and Coaching Chamber Rehearsal and Coaching/Sound Checks Chamber Ensemble Concert
Afternoon Meet and Greet Lunch Chamber Rehearsal and Coaching Chamber Rehearsal and Coaching Chamber Ensemble Concert/Reception
7:30 p.m. Faculty Recital

Check-in: Thursday, May 19 between 8—9 a.m.
Check-out: Sunday, May 22 between 4—6 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday Thursday Friday
5:30–6:30 p.m.  Orchestra Rehearsal
7—9 p.m.
Orchestra Sectionals/Rehearsal Orchestra Rehearsal 7:30 p.m. Orchestra Recital

Check-in: Wednesday, May 18 between 3—6 p.m.
Check-out: Sunday, May 22 between 4—6 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
 Morning Welcome and Faculty Open Rehearsal Chamber Rehearsal and Coaching Chamber Rehearsal and Coaching 10:30 a.m. Chamber Ensemble Recital
Afternoon 3–6 p.m. Check-In for Residents Chamber Rehearsal and Coaching Chamber Rehearsal and Coaching Chamber Rehearsal and Coaching 1 p.m. Chamber Ensemble Recital
5:30–6:30 p.m. Orchestra Recital/Piano Open Performance Class
Evening Orchestra Rehearsal / Piano Studio Class Orchestra Rehearsal / Piano Studio Class Orchestra Recital 7:30 p.m. Faculty Recital

Check-in: Wednesday, May 18 between 3—6 p.m.
Check-out: Sunday, May 22 between 4—6 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change.


Avocational musicians between the ages of 25 to 35 who live in the Philadelphia area are invited to apply for the Bryan Anderson and Patrick Kreeger Scholarship, which partially covers tuition for young professionals who might not otherwise have the financial resources to participate. For more details, please contact shino.verner@curtis.edu.