Chamber Music Intensive

The Colburn Summer Chamber Music Intensive provides focused ensemble playing for the serious chamber music student. Students will be grouped into a trio, quartet, or quintet and learn an entire work during their time together. Along with rehearsals, students will participate in stage presence activities, team building, master classes, and other group-building activities. Coaches from the Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute will provide instruction, along with other chamber music professionals. 

Chamber camp is where I feel I grow the most as a musician, challenging myself and growing my understanding of various composers and pieces. It is also the time I have the most fun, making lifelong friends and working with new people. I look forward to it every summer. Mia Safdie – Piano, 2023 Chamber Music Intensive

Program Overview

Week 1: June 30–July 6
Week 2: July 8–13
11 am–5 pm

Age Range
13–18 years

Gina Coletti, Director

Student Requirements
Open to upper-intermediate and advanced level students. Prior chamber music experience is recommended, but not required. The program is open to string instruments (violin, viola, cello, and double bass) and piano. Non-Colburn students are welcome and encouraged to apply. Pre-formed groups are also welcome to apply and will be kept together.

Tuition and Fees

  • Non-refundable application fee: $50 (applied toward tuition upon acceptance)

1 Week Program (June 30–July 6 or July 8–13)

  • Regular tuition fee: $1,345
  • $100 discount for current Colburn students

2 Week Program (June 30–July 13)

  • Regular tuition fee: $2,180
  • $100 discount for current Colburn students

Residential fees (optional)

  • Rooms with bunked beds: $75 per night
  • Rooms with single beds: $90 per night

How to Apply

Applicants can choose to apply for Week 1 (June 30–July 6), Week 2 (July 8–13), or the entire two-week program. All applicants must submit a complete application and audition video. Applicants who are not currently enrolled in the Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute must also submit a letter of recommendation from their current instructor. The applicant’s instructor can submit their letter of recommendation here.

Audition Requirements
Submit a high-quality audition video of two contrasting works showing both technical and lyrical ability.

Application Deadlines

  • May 1: Deadline to submit application online
  • June 15: Payment due for all students

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