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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 in grades 6-12. Non-local participants may arrange housing independently, as overnight room and board is not available this time.
2024 Camp Information
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 intermediate to advanced 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!
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Dates: June 10-14 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST)
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$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). Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. The deadline for applications is May 1st, but due to limited enrollment, we encourage you to submit your application early to reserve your spot!
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
Merit-based camp scholarships are available, covering up to 50% of tuition costs. Scholarships are competitive and determined by audition. If you would like to audition for a merit scholarship, please send your audition video recording to Dr. Geena Kam at firstname.lastname@example.org before you complete the registration form. Qualified students will receive a scholarship promo code to apply to your payment. Earlier submissions receive priority consideration. Students who are receiving financial aid are not eligible for a merit scholarship.
Please contact the Fischoff Chamber Music Summer Intensive Director Dr. Geena Kam at email@example.com
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.
About the Director
Geena Kam is a multi-faceted classical pianist, educator, and art entrepreneur. As a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborator, Geena strives to make classical music accessible to all audiences and to evoke emotionally captivating experiences. She is the founder and artistic director of the Summer Concert Series at Roti Roti Art Center of Buchanan, MI, and the artistic director of the Michiana Chapter of Music for Food. Geena is also a sought-after teacher who is deeply passionate about helping students discover their musical potential and find their unique voices as young musicians. Geena is excited to bring the Fischoff Chamber Music Summer Intensive to Saint Mary’s Campus for the second year in June 2024!