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Summer Chamber Music Institute

June 25 - July 1, 2017

The Chamber Music Institute at Holy Cross is an intensive immersion program for talented, high-school and college aged violinists, violists, cellists and pianists, focused on the art of chamber music as well as individual musical development. The goal of the program is to provide a holistic and highly individualized environment in which students will have the opportunity to work closely with internationally renowned artists.

Students will get the opportunity to play with faculty members in chamber groups, working on masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire and performing them at an outreach concert at the beautiful Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts and a final concert in Brooks Hall at the College of the Holy Cross.

The high caliber faculty has a rich national and international background, bringing along their vast concertizing and teaching experience, as well as their passion for chamber music.

The institute will take place at the beautiful campus of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Facilities include a newly renovated concert hall with excellent Steinway pianos, fully-equipped practice studios and classrooms, access to the most extensive music library in central Massachusetts, a state-of-the art recording facility, as well as all the wonderful amenities of this selective Jesuit, liberal arts Institution.

The intensive 6 day program offers:

  • Chamber Music Coaching
  • Instrumental Master-classes
  • Workshops with Special Guests
  • Performance Opportunities
  • Social Activities

 

Dates

  • Arrival: Sunday, June 25, 2017 (registration 5-7 p.m.)
  • ​Departure: Saturday, July 1, 2017 after final concert

Concerts

  • Friday, June 30, 2017, 1pm - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
    www.towerhillbg.org
     
  • Saturday, July 1, 2017, 2pm - Brooks Hall
    College of the Holy Cross

Workshops

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 3pm - Introduction to the Alexander Technique with Tommy Thompson, Director of the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge, MA.

Faculty

Jan Müller-Szeraws, Cello - Artistic Director
Adam Golka, Piano
Saul Bitrán, Violin
Jessica Tong, Violin and Yoga
Peter Sulski, Viola

 

Application Procedure

All applicants need to provide two YouTube links of contrasting pieces, which they feel are representative of their abilities and current level, and submit a completed application form.

Application deadline: May 1, 2017

Selected applicants will be contacted by email.

All chosen participants will be offered full scholarship, including room and board. At the time of acceptance to the program, a non refundable registration fee of $250 will have to be paid to guarantee participation in the program and a participant’s agreement will have to be submitted.

Contact

Alice Resker
Office Coordinator
aresker@holycross.edu
508-793-2296
College of the Holy Cross
Department of Music
One College Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-2395

 

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 3pm - Introduction to the Alexander Technique
    with Tommy Thompson, Director of the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge, MA.