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
Below is the 2018 information. 2019 information coming October 15.
Contact Academy@WintergreenPerformingArts.Org for specifics.
Open to advanced high school, undergraduate, and graduate string players. Individuals and pre-formed ensembles are invited to apply.
Explore chamber music in a supportive and intense environment. Study includes: private lessons, daily coachings, twice weekly masterclasses, performance opportunities, professional development, special interest sessions, and more. 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 professional Wintergreen Festival Orchestra. 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 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
Rachel Barton Pine - Artist-in-Residence
James Lyon - Violin Faculty
Ara Sarkissian - Violin Faculty
Ross Monroe Winter - Violin Faculty
Ann Marie Brink - Viola Faculty
Daphne Gerling - Viola Faculty
Steve Larson - Viola Faculty
Dee Moses - Bass Faculty
Mei Ann Chen - Conductor
Victor Yampolsky - Conductor
Nathaniel Yaffe - Technology
What to expect
One private lesson per week with our top-notch faculty
Multiple twice-weekly masterclasses and weekly instrument-specific technique classes
Study and perform up to three major chamber music works
Multiple opportunities to work with and observe the professional musicians of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra
Large ensemble readings with Conductors Mei-Ann Chen and Victor Yampolsky and a performance with Rachel Barton Pine (For half sessions, inquire about schedule for these special events.)
Multiple public performances (at least one per week) in formal and informal settings, building confidence and experience in concert presentation
Guidance in public speaking, 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 colleague
Application Deadlines & Audition
Early Bird Deadline. Fee only $45.
Beginning February 2, Fee increases to $65
March 1: Application Deadline
April 1: Reservation deposit due
During February, students will be notified of acceptances on a rolling basis within two weeks of application submission. Scholarship money will be not be decided until after March 1. All decisions will be made by March 15.
Audio or video (preferred) recordings of at least two contrasting works of at least 15 minutes total in duration demonstrating technical and musical ability. 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' 2016 or 2017 Federal Tax Return with sensitive information removed and a Statement of Need
Those wishing to apply for work-study financial aid will need to briefly outline any relevant experience
Visit https://app.getacceptd.com/wintergreen for more details.
In 2017, over 75% of our students received scholarship. We expect a similar distribution for 2018. We offer merit, work-study, and need-based financial aid.
$45 on or before Feb 1, 2018
$65 Feb 2, 2018 and after
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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