An Inspired Place to Learn
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts offers students of all ages and skill levels a chance to explore their craft and enrich their appreciation for a variety of disciplines. The bucolic environment, free of daily noise and distractions, makes Icicle Creek naturally conducive to inspired learning experiences.
Icicle Creek offers educational opportunities for adults at any level. Come experience the camaraderie of other adults in our serene, retreat setting. For those who have mastered music to those who have always wanted to but for some reason have put if off - now is your opportunity!
Concurrent with the Chamber Music Festival, the Institute brings students and young professionals to the Icicle Creek campus for intensive study and performance with resident and guest artists. The Institute and Festival create a community of musicians whose musical explorations produce concerts for the public to enjoy. The students and young professionals of the Institute participate in Festival concerts as the Institute Chamber Orchestra and are featured in afternoon concerts of selected chamber masterworks.
The Icicle Creek Youth Symphony is comprised of student musicians, ranging in age from 8 to 21, from across the North Central Washington region. The program currently offers two orchestras: the Icicle Creek Academy Orchestra, a string ensemble led by Kara Hunnicutt for students with little or no orchestral experience; and the Icicle Creek Youth Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Dan Jackson, which provides intermediate to advanced orchestral musicians with the experience of rehearsing and performing great compositions in an atmosphere that both nurtures and challenges their skills.
The summer session of the Youth Symphony, Icicle Creek Summer Symphony, is a fun, week-long orchestral day camp held on the Icicle Creek campus, for students from all over Washington State. The Summer Symphony program includes a Symphony Orchestra, coached Chamber Ensembles, and an Academy Orchestra for students just getting started on their instruments. Faculty members are top music educators and performers from the North Central Washington region and beyond.
Directed by Icicle Creek's resident pianist Oksana Ezhokina, Icicle Creek's Piano Festival annually welcomes each January ten to twelve advanced pre-professional pianists for an intensive week of private lessons, masterclasses, and recitals.
An extraordinary overnight and day camp for aspiring young actors, directors and playwrights ages 7 - 20, this camp is a weeklong training ground. Talented students come together to learn from an amazing team of theater professionals working in Seattle, New York and on Broadway. All classes, master classes and workshops cater to each student's specific needs and skill levels by creating a safe and nurturing environment for all kids to express themselves creatively through theater.
Designed by the Artistic Director Oksana Ezhokina, this program welcomes young aspiring pianists, ages 13-18, for a week long session of individual lessons, practice, masterclasses and workshops, inspiring nature hikes in the spectacular Cascade Mountains and outings to the Bavarian village of Leavenworth
Icicle Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs, and other school-administered programs.