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.
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.
The 2022 Summer Chamber Music Festivalwill 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 of 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. This year the festival is also offering a concerto competition for its participants. The first prize winner(s) will be traveling to Greece to perform. More information is available under the Events tab Concerto Competition.