Wintergreen Summer Music Academy 2019
String Chamber Music Academy
July 7 - August 4, 2019
Half Sessions (limited availability):
Sunday, July 7 - Sunday, July 21; Sunday, July 21 - Sunday, August 4
Open to advanced high school, undergraduate, and graduate string players. Both individuals and pre-formed ensembles are invited to apply.
Explore chamber music in a supportive and intense environment
Twice weekly masterclasses
Multiple performance opportunities
Professional development and special interest sessions
Students develop musical and instrumental skills, hone their chamber music and interpersonal negotiating abilities, and evolve into strong, independent artists - all while observing their teachers and mentors perform at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival.
The outstanding string faculty and coaches are members of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra and special guest artists. These instructors play in orchestras and ensembles around the country and internationally and are university teachers or experienced pedagogues.
String Academy ensembles also have the option to work closely with Composition Academy students and instructors to explore, perform, and record new works.
Wesley Baldwin - Chair of Strings & Cello Faculty
Elisabeth Adkins - Violin Faculty
James Lyon - Violin Faculty
Ara Sarkissian - Violin Faculty
Ross Monroe Winter - Violin Faculty
Ann Marie Brink - Viola Faculty
Julia Bullard - Viola Faculty
Steve Larson - Viola Faculty
Dee Moses - Bass Faculty
Victor Yampolsky - Conductor
Nathaniel Yaffe - Technology
Please see our Artists Page for a complete list of artist-teachers
What to expect
One private lesson per week with our top-notch faculty
Twice-weekly masterclasses and weekly instrument-specific technique classes
Study and performance of up to three major chamber music works
Multiple opportunities to work with and observe the professional musicians of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, comprised of musicians from top orchestras and chamber music societies around the country
Large ensemble readings with our esteemed guest Conductors
At least one public performance per week in formal and informal settings, building confidence and experience in concert presentation
Guidance in public speaking and community engagement
Free access to nearly all Wintergreen Summer Music Festival performances (a $500 value)
Beautiful hiking trails, breathtaking overlooks, and free access to the Wintergreen Resort Fitness and Aquatics center
Electives such as: recording technology, conducting, working with composers, music business, body mechanics
A typical week includes:
Time for Individual practice
Twelve hours of ensemble rehearsal
Three hours of ensemble coaching
Two masterclasses with faculty and/or guest artists
A private lesson
One or two elective classes
Rare opportunities to observe faculty chamber music rehearsals
Attendance at Wintergreen Summer Music Festival orchestral and chamber music performances
Recreation and time to relax with friends and colleagues
APPLICATION DEADLINES & INFORMATION
Early Bird Deadline. Fee only $45.
Beginning February 2, Fee increases to $65
March 1: Application Deadline
All decisions regarding admission, merit scholarship, and financial aid will be published by March 15 via email from the GetAcceptd application portal.
Audio or video (preferred) recordings of at least two contrasting works demonstrating technical and musical ability.
The combined length of the recordings should of at least 15 minutes total in duration. Applicants may upload file or provide a link during the application process.
Current resume of training experience
List of chamber music works studied and/or performed. Chamber music experience is not a requirement. This list helps us create chamber groups of matching experience.
Contact information for one reference
Those wishing to apply for need-based financial aid will need to submit a Statement of Need and an electronic copy of their parents' 2017 or 2018 Federal Tax Return with sensitive information removed
Those wishing to apply for work-study financial aid will need to briefly outline any relevant experience
We encourage all applicants to apply for financial aid in addition to merit scholarship. Each is considered separately by different committees, and each committee can only evaluate the information provided by each applicant.
Visit https://app.getacceptd.com/wintergreen for more details.
In 2018, over 75% of our students received scholarship. We expect a similar distribution for 2019. We offer merit, work-study, and need-based financial aid.
$45 on or before February 1
Beginning February 2, fee raises to $65
Full session: $2150
Half sessions: $1075
(Merit, need, and work-study scholarships available. 75% of our students receive financial assistance.)
Room and Board:
Full session: $1920
Half sessions: $960
($480 per week. Room and Board includes all food and lodging, free admission to the aquatics center, a Festival t-shirt, admission to all Festival events, and transportation to and from the Charlottesville airport, train station, or bus terminal.)
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