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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
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 acmp.net.
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
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.
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