Summer Music Programs
Master Your Musical Talent
For musicians in the making! Saint Mary's College is proud to partner with the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra and Fischoff National Chamber Music Association to bring two new summer music programs to campus. These programs are aimed at intermediate and advanced musicians and participants will be admitted by audition only. Please submit your registration form by March 15, 2023 and audition recording by April 15, 2023.
Read more about each program below!
2023 Camp Information
Fischoff Chamber Music Intensive
A Chamber Music program by Fischoff National Chamber Music Association and Saint Mary's College.
A co-ed program for intermediate to advanced music students entering grades 6-12 as of September 2023
Register before March 31st to receive a $50 Early Bird Discount!
Merit and Financial Scholarships available
This intensive chamber music program, in partnership with the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association, supports young musicians to dive deep into the world of chamber music. Participants will be grouped into trios, quartets, and quintets, based upon their proficiency. Musicians will work closely with Fischoff’s quartet-in-residence, Thalea String Quartet, and local professional chamber musicians in a variety of settings, including: chamber music coaching sessions, lessons, workshops and community outreach. Students will receive free admission to a faculty chamber music concert and the program finale will be a capstone performance of all participating ensembles in the Moreau Center for the Arts.
This week of extraordinary learning will also provide the opportunity to experience campus life, engage in other recreational activities, and make new friends.
To be enrolled in this competitive program please complete the application form and submit your audition recording via a YouTube or other online link (please refer to the application form for the video requirements) to Fischoff Summer Music Intensive Director, Dr. Geena Kam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Fischoff National Chamber Music Association:
Founded in 1973 in South Bend, Indiana, the 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 7,800 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.
SBYSO Orchestra Summer Camp
An inspired Symphony Orchestra intensive hosted by the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras (SBYSO) and Saint Mary's College
A co-ed program for intermediate to advanced music students ages 12-22 as of September 2023
Dates: June 19-23 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST)
Register before March 31st to receive a $50 Early Bird Discount
Merit and Financial Scholarships available
The Summer Orchestra Music Festival is designed for young musicians who seek a fun and enriching opportunity to make great music with like-minded students while enjoying recreational activities and the lively Saint Mary's College campus.
Led by SBYSO conductors, Dr. Robert Boardman and Emilie Grondin, the camp will include a combination of music enrichment and fun social opportunities. Daily activities will include full-orchestra rehearsals in the Moreau Center for the Arts and sectionals in both indoor and outdoor campus facilities, as well as occasional guest lecturers and an opportunity to work with Andrew Osano (composer). This year’s camp will feature a Beethoven theme with a final concert held in O'Laughlin Auditorium on Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM. Students will also have opportunities each day to make new friends while playing games, watching movies, and other fun activities.
The program will include a field trip to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to see and hear Riccardo Muti conduct his final concert as Music Director in Beethoven’s monumental Missa Solemnis on Sunday, June 27 at 2:30 PM CST.
To be enrolled in this competitive program please complete the application form and submit a link to an audition video (please refer to the application form for the video requirements) to Dr. Robert Boardman at email@example.com.