Founded in 2010 by pianist Maria Asteriadou, the Kutztown University Summer Chamber Music Festival features an intensive and comprehensive approach to learning the core chamber music repertoire for strings, piano, percussion and winds.
Talented students from around the world join forces for one week for a fully immersive musical experience, working with the Festival's renowned roster of devoted musicians and pedagogues. Our mission is to provide opportunities that go far beyond the traditional summer music camp experience, creating a stimulating environment for musical and personal growth through and international exchange of talent and ideas.
The 2020 Summer Chamber Music Festival will offer one week of intensive study to ambitious high school and college age musicians, including daily private lessons and chamber music coaching. It is open to piano, strings, winds and percussion, with faculty from The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, University off Pennsylvania, Kutztown University, the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and other prestigious institutions. The participants will have the opportunity to work on solo repertoire, learn and perform works from the core chamber music literature, and receive instruction on audition preparation. In addition to the intensive chamber music experience, all the students will have the opportunity to participate in many seminars and workshops, addressing aspects of performance anxiety, body alignment, and entrepreneurship.
Nurturing the love of great music and developing the young artists of the future, KU's Summer Chamber Music Festival allows emerging musicians to experience the Art of Chamber Music with internationally acclaimed artists.
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Students will be accepted upon the recommendation of their major teacher or may submit a CD or DVD of their recent playing. The Festival will offer a limited number of merit and need-based scholarships. A video recording is required for consideration.
Application deadline: May 15, 2020.
Application deadline for scholarship consideration: May 1, 2020
There is a non-refundable application fee of $50.
THE FACE-TO-FACE KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO
To our Festival Participants, Faculty and Audience Members:
We regret to inform you that this year's festival, which would have marked our 10th anniversary, will be cancelled in order to ensure everyone's health and safety. All special activities which were planned for this summer will be postponed until the summer of 2021, when we will come back with even greater energy and enthusiasm for making music together!