top of page

An inspiring, unforgettable week that will cultivate your love of making music with others

Applications for our 2022 Education Programs are closed.

We are delighted to be expanding our education programs this year, happening over two weeks during the festival.  These programs are designed to discover the joy of making music with others and push the boundaries of string playing skills and expression. Participants will have one-on-one chamber music coachings with international festival artists, side-by-side performances and opportunities to perform and work on their technical skills on the instrument.

Student Strings Chamber Music Camp:

August 15-19, Hillsboro Old Stone School, Purcellville VA

Camp applications are now closed for this season.

Please contact with any questions!

Camp schedule:
Monday (8/15) - Wednesday (8/17) 2-6 pm 
Thursday (8/18) optional rehearsal or chamber music reading 2-4 pm
Friday (8/19) 3-5 pm; performances and pizza 5-6 pm


This program has been made possible, in part, with support from ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players.  Visit their website at

Adult Intensive Chamber Music Seminar:

August 22-24, Shepherd University Music Department, Shepherdstown, WV

Applications are now closed.

Open to all levels and preformed groups

Open to string players, limited spaces for wind and brass

Course tuition: $120

Course schedule:
Monday (8/22) - Wednesday (8/24) 2-6 pm
with performance opportunity


What's included in our chamber music programs?

Our chamber music courses are a multi-day, intensive chamber music experience. No previous chamber music experience necessary. We welcome applications of all levels and abilities. Discover the joy that is playing music with others! We will send out materials and music before the camp and seminar so that you can be prepared for the week.

Get Inspired

  • one-on-one chamber music coachings with international festival artists

  • additional help, support and coaching with inspiring professionals

  • side-by-side string ensemble playing with festival artists

  • work with living composer Steve Snowden in string ensemble setting


  • informal performance opportunities: side-by-side ensemble performance with professionals

  • performance opportunity at end of course for family and friends of participants (Music in the Gap/Shepherd University)

  • access to open rehearsals ACMF artists for the festival during the week


  • ​discover the joy of making music with others

  • inspiring interactive group activities that explore non-classical genres, how to sight-read, improvisation and more

  • push the boundaries of your string playing skills and expression


  • Family Members welcome to attend informal performance

  • Access to observe open rehearsals of ACMF artists on the day

  • participants and family members are specially invited to attend the ACMF Pre-Festival Taster Concert and other free ACMF performances

bottom of page