Chamber Music Institute

June 25 – July 15, 2017

For advanced college string players and pianists

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts’ Chamber Music Institute provides a unique educational experience for accomplished young artists. This is an intensive three-week long program of chamber music study emphasizing individual musical development while working closely with internationally acclaimed faculty artists. All accepted students will engage in private lessons, masterclasses, rehearsals and performances of chamber music with their peers and artist faculty.


The Institute is open to advanced college string players and pianists.
All applicants must complete and submit the following:

  • Online Registration
  • A non-refundable application fee of $60.
  • A letter of recommendation (waived for the Institute alumni) uploaded within registration
  • A high quality recording that demonstrates your best playing. There are options to upload your recording files or provide online links (such as within registration. Please ensure that tracks are clearly labeled with with your name, instrument and repertoire.
  • Audition CD Requirements for String Players:
    • Please include two contrasting solo works, one being from the Baroque or Classical period. Complete scoring is required (i.e., with pianist for sonatas and concertos). Additional recordings of ensemble works are welcome to supplement the above-mentioned requirements.
  • Audition CD Requirements for Pianists:
    • Please include at least two contrasting solo works, one being from the Baroque or Classical period AND a chamber music work (individual movements are acceptable).
  • The deadline for receipt of all applications and supporting materials is March 1, 2017.
  • Late applications will be accepted through March 15 accompanied by a non-refundable fee of $75.
  • You will be notified of your acceptance by April 1, 2017. If you are accepted to the program, a deposit of $200 will be required to confirm your place in the Institute
  • Tuition is $1,500 and total cost of room and board is $1,200 for the three-week session.
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $60. If you are accepted into the program, your application fee will be credited toward your tuition.

Scholarships are available and will be awarded based on merit and need. In order to be considered for additional financial aid, applicants must fill out the scholarship portion of the application form.

8:30 – Breakfast
9:00-10:00 – Chamber Orchestra
10:30-12:30 – Ensemble rehearsal or coaching
1:00 – Lunch
2:00-3:00 – Personal time
3:30-5:30 – Ensemble rehearsal or coaching
6:30 – Dinner
8:00-9:30 – Masterclasses, concerts, sight-reading, or free time

  • $60 non-refundable deposit (application fee). If you cancel more than 30 days before the session start date, then you will receive all money paid except the $60
  • 8 to 30 days before start of session, 50% refund
  • 7 days before start of session, no refund