- 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 instead of orchestra.
Register as an individual or a preformed ensemble.
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|Expense||Chamber Music and Orchestra||Chamber Music||Reading Orchestra|
|Registration fee||Early: $65
|Housing and Dining||$285 resident (optional)||$285 resident (optional)||$285 resident (optional)|
*Registration fee: $65 (through February 28) $125 (March 1—April 1)
|Residential Check-in (Thursday, June 5)|
|3-6 p.m.||Check-in, Dinner|
|3-3:30 p.m.||Coffee Served|
|6-8 p.m||Piano Seminar|
|3-3:30 p.m.||Coffee Served|
|3:30-5 p.m.||Piano Seminar|
|9:30-10:30 a.m.||Ensemble Rehearsal|
|10:30 a.m.-noon||Practice/Free Time|
|3-5 p.m.||Dress Rehearsal|
|7 p.m.||Concert (open to family and friends)|
Which instruments are included in this program?
We welcome pianists and players of any orchestral instrument.
Is there a minimum level required to apply? Are beginners or advanced beginners welcome?
All levels are welcome to participate. Participants will be grouped in chamber ensembles by playing level to ensure maximum enjoyment for all.
Is enrollment limited to a specific number of participants?
To keep our ensembles intimate, we will accept a maximum of 30 participants for chamber music. We encourage you to apply early as spaces are limited.
When will repertoire be assigned?
We will assign repertoire in April. After receiving repertoire assignments participants will have at least seven weeks to prepare.
Are there private lesson opportunities?
The schedule will be busy and probably will not allow time for private instruction.
Is an audition required?
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 and section placement.
Are scholarships available?
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.
Are refunds available to those who must withdraw after registering for the workshop?
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.