“Madeline Island Chamber Music is a wonderful combination of intensive preparation for a career in chamber music, and a nurturing and supportive environment for students.”
—Chamber Music for Strings student
For Advanced High School Students and College Students to Age 24
June 21-July 12, 2020
Individuals as well as pre-formed string quartets may apply.
Pre-formed string quartets must have been playing together for a minimum of one academic year.
During the program’s three weeks, students will experience:
- Intensive study and performance of string chamber music
- Private instruction and chamber music coaching
- Weekly public performances
- Ensemble master classes
- Presentations and demonstrations by the faculty on topics such as quartet rehearsal techniques, 21st century artistic life, and pathways to success.
Chamber Music for Strings provides intensive study and performance of string chamber music repertoire. Thirty-two talented young musicians are grouped according to age and ability, and are immersed in our curriculum that provides daily coaching and twice-weekly private lessons from our resident quartets and individual faculty. Evening activities include performances, master classes, and faculty presentations on relevant topics. Daily optional extra-curricular activities include canoe trips, outdoor sports, game nights, movie nights, and exploration of Madeline Island culture.
Each week brings a different ensemble-in-residence and individual faculty members to Madeline Island Chamber Music, giving students a breadth of input from highly-talented professional musicians.
Typical Daily Schedule
Includes 2 hours of scheduled individual practice, 2 hours of scheduled chamber music rehearsal, and 1 hour of chamber music coaching
|8:50-9:50 am||Rehearsals, coachings, private lessons, or individual practice|
|10:00-11:00 am||Rehearsals, coachings, private lessons, or individual practice|
|11:10 am-12:10 pm||Rehearsals, coachings, private lessons, or individual practice|
|1:20-2:20 pm||Rehearsals, coachings, private lessons, or individual practice|
|2:30-3:30 pm||Rehearsals, coachings, private lessons, or individual practice|
|3:30-6:00 pm||Free time/scheduled residential activities|
|7:00-8:30 pm||Evening activity (masterclass, recital, presentation, or residential activity)|