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Wintergreen Summer Music Academy 2019


Wind Chamber Music

July 21 - August 4, 2019

Below is the 2018 information. 2019 information coming October 15.

Contact Academy@WintergreenPerformingArts.Org for specifics.

Open to Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and French Horn players at the undergraduate and graduate level. Pre-formed woodwind quintets are also encouraged to apply. Advanced high school students are welcome to apply as well, but acceptance will be based on the ability to form complete high-school-level groups.  


Explore wind chamber music in a supportive and intense environment. Study includes: private lessons, daily coachings, masterclasses, performance opportunities, professional development, special interest sessions, and more. Students develop musical skills, independence, and interpretation in the Academy while also observing their teachers and mentors perform at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival. In addition to exploring chamber music repertoire with a student chamber ensemble, students will rehearse and perform side-by-side with their professional mentors and teachers.

The outstanding wind 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.


What to expect

  • One private lesson per week with our top-notch faculty

  • Multiple masterclasses, coaching sessions, and instrument technique classes.

  • Study and perform major chamber music works

  • Rehearse and perform side-by-side with our faculty

  • Opportunities to observe the professional musicians of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra.

  • Several public performances in formal and informal settings

  • Guidance in public speaking, community engagement, and professional development

  • Free access to nearly all Wintergreen Summer Music Festival performances (a $250 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

  • Masterclasses with faculty

  • A private lesson

  • One or two elective classes

  • Rare opportunities to observe faculty chamber music rehearsals

  • Attendance at Wintergreen Summer Music Festival performances

  • Recreation and time to relax with friends and colleagues

Application Deadlines & Audition info


  • February 1: Early Bird Deadline. Fee only $25 . Beginning February 2, fee increases to $45 (As this is a new program, Fees are reduced by $20!)

  • 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.  

Application requirements:

  • Audio or video (preferred) recordings of at least two contrasting works of at least 10 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

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  • Application Fees:
    $25 on or before Feb 1, 2018
    $45 Feb 2, 2018 and after

  • Tuition: $1075 (Merit and need-based scholarships available. 75% of our students receive financial assistance)

  • Room and Board: $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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