Institute Director: Oksana Ezhokina
The 2013 Institute will be held as a three-week course of study July 7 through July 28.
Sponsored by: Paul & Susan Ballinger
About Our Program
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts' Chamber Music Institute provides a unique educational experience for serious and accomplished young artists. This is an intensive program of chamber music study set in the Washington Cascade Mountains, emphasizing individual musical development while working closely with internationally acclaimed faculty artists. The entire experience is designed to transform, engage and inspire talented musicians in a unique natural environment. Just two hours from Seattle in picturesque Leavenworth, the mountains and meadows of Icicle Creek provide an open and beautiful backdrop for inspired music making.
The Institute is open to college string players and pianists. Special consideration will be given to pre-formed piano trios and string quartets. The 2013 Institute is a three-week course of study.
All applicants must complete and submit an application form and a letter of recommendation (waived for the Institute alumni) along with a non-refundable application fee of $60. In addition, please submit a high quality CD or MP3 recording that demonstrates your best playing. Clearly label your recording with your name, instrument and repertoire. Recordings must be received with the application form and fee.
Audition CD requirements for string players: Please include two contrasting solo works; one must be from either the Baroque or Classical period. Complete scoring is required (i.e., with pianist for sonatas and concertos). Additional recordings of ensemble pieces are welcome in addition to solo requirements.
Audition CD requirements for pianists: Please include at least two contrasting solo works; one must be from either the Baroque or Classical period. (Individual movements are acceptable).
The deadline for receipt of all applications and supporting materials is March 1, 2013. 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, 2013.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition is $1,250 and total cost of room and board is $1,000 for the full three-week session.
A non-refundable fee of $60 is required to submit your application (before or on March 1). Applications received after March 1 must be accompanied by a $75 fee. All funds should be in US currency, payable by check or credit card. Make checks payable to ICICLE CREEK CENTER FOR THE ARTS. If you are accepted to the program, a deposit of $200 will be required to confirm your place in the Institute. Your application fee and deposit will be counted toward your total Institute fee.
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.
Institute students share comfortable Icicle Creek cabins, eat great meals together, and study and perform in acoustically perfect and sun-filled performance spaces. Meals for students with special dietary requirements are available; two months advanced notice is required in order to meet dietary requirements. Just two hours from Seattle in picturesque Leavenworth, the mountains and meadows of Icicle Creek provide an open and beautiful backdrop with built-in opportunities for exploring, hiking, biking and kayaking.
Sample Daily Schedule
• 8:30 - Breakfast
The Icicle Creek Music Center admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs, and other school-administered programs.
Two Ways to Apply!
or by MAIL (print out Application and mail with CD) 2013 Institute Application
Pay your application fee online here
Pay your deposit online here
Renowned for the extraordinary quality of its faculty, Icicle Creek brings together members of the world's most distinguished chamber ensembles, orchestras, conservatories and universities to pass their musical gifts and legacies to the next generation of promising young artists.
Liz Perry, Violin
Anthony Elliott, Cello
Christina Dahl, Piano