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Saint Mary's College is proud to partner with Fischoff National Chamber Music Association to bring to campus the Summer Chamber Music Intensive. This co-ed program is for intermediate to advanced music students entering grades 6-12. Non-local participants may arrange housing independently, as overnight room and board is not available this time.  

2024 Camp Information

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Fischoff Chamber Music Summer Intensive

This co-ed chamber music program brings together young musicians and renowned professionals in a five-day intensive program of chamber music study, masterclasses, workshops, solo and ensemble performances, and community engagement opportunities. The program is open for strings, brass, wind, and piano students. Enrollment is limited to ensure students receive personalized experiences in a collegial atmosphere. With the beauty of Saint Mary’s College as a backdrop, the 2024 Fischoff Chamber Music Intensive will be a transformative musical experience for our students!

Click here to read the 2024 Chamber Music Summer Intensive Faculty bios.

Dates: June 10-14 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST)

Cost: $395 
Merit Scholarships and Financial Aid Available - Apply Now

$50 Early Bird Discount Available until March 31st

Deadline to register is May 1, 2024. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance via email.


Fischoff Chamber Music Summer Intensive, in partnership with Saint Mary’s College, supports young musicians as they dive deeply into the world of chamber music. Students will work intimately in small ensembles to strengthen both performance and life skills such as collaboration, communication, leadership, respect, and creative problem-solving through chamber music. 

Students will be grouped into trios, quartets, and quintets, based upon their proficiency. They will work closely with Fischoff’s quartet-in-residence and professional musicians in a variety of settings including chamber music coaching sessions, masterclasses, workshops, solo and ensemble performances, and community engagement opportunities. Students receive free admission to all faculty concerts, and the program finale will be a capstone performance of all participating ensembles in the Moreau Center for the Arts at Saint Mary’s. 

How to Apply:

Applicants are required to submit a completed application and recent video recordings to the Fischoff Summer Chamber Music Intensive (see below for details). Your application includes submitting a video audition link. Do not submit your application without your video. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. The deadline for application is May 1, but due to the limited enrollment, we encourage you to submit applications early to reserve your spot! 

Audition Requirement:

All applicants must submit an unedited video recording. Recordings should be uploaded to YouTube, or shared from Google Drive, Dropbox, or similar file-sharing service. Please be sure your audition videos are clearly titled (e.g. John Smith, flute – Humoresque, Op. 101, No. 7 by Dvořák). Audition videos must clearly display the hands and face of the applicant at all times during the performance. 

Strings, Wind, and Brass

  • Two major and two minor scales of your choice 
  • One instrumental solo work demonstrating technical skills and musical expression (Keyboard accompaniment is preferable, but not required) 


  • Two major and two minor scales of your choice 
  • One solo work demonstrating technical skills and musical expression


Please contact the Fischoff Chamber Music Summer Intensive Director Dr. Geena Kam at 

About Fischoff National Chamber Music Association:

Founded in 1973 in South Bend, Indiana, Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition has grown to become the largest chamber music competition in the world, and one of the most prestigious classical music prizes attainable today. Since its founding, more than 8,000 musicians have competed, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in music performance and education, including Indiana native and three-time Grammy Award winner, violinist Joshua Bell, the genre-defying contemporary ensemble Eighth Blackbird, and the Pacifica Quartet, 2020 Grammy Award Winner for Best Chamber Music Performance.


We know how important choosing a summer camp is for you and because of this, we are here to answer any questions that you have!

Call: (574) 284-4778


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