Summer with Colburn: Chamber Music Intensive

Spend your summer with Colburn and immerse yourself in your art. Our on-campus intensives and seminars allow participants to enhance their skills with expert instruction from Colburn’s esteemed faculty and an array of renowned guest artists.

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.

Additional lessons may be available upon request. Program subject to change based on enrollment.


July 3–16
10:30 am–4:30pm daily

Age Range

13-18 years old

Audition Requirements

Students who were not in the 2021-22 Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute must submit the following:

  • A good quality audition video of two contrasting works showing both technical and lyrical ability
  • A current teacher recommendation
  • An application form

Current Colburn chamber music students do not need to submit the video, but the application form is still required.

Student Requirements

Students can choose to apply for Week 1 (July 3-9), Week 2 (July 11-16), or the whole 2-week program. Students will need to have an upper intermediate level of playing. 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 welcome to apply and will be kept together. Continuing Colburn Community School students are eligible for an automatic discount.

Tuition and Fees
  • Nonrefundable application fee: $25 (applied towards the registration fees if accepted)
  • Commuter/non-residential fee for 1-week program (Week 1 or Week 2): $1,250
  • Commuter/non-residential fee for 2-week program (both Week 1 and Week 2): $2,000
  • Priority payment deadline: June 10
Applications due on June 1, 2022 for priority admission.