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Chamber Music Camp

A brand new program for accomplished strings players and pianists ages 14-18.

Postponed until 2023

A glorious week for young chamber musicians

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts is excited to welcome accomplished strings players and pianists, ages 14-18, for a week of chamber music coachings, masterclasses and public performances in the beautiful Cascade Mountains. Running concurrently with the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival, this  brand new program offers an unparalleled learning experience for serious young chamber musicians.

All applicants must complete and submit the following:

  • Online application
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50.
  • A high quality recording of two contrasting works that best represent your technical and interpretive abilities. Total recording time not to exceed 15 minutes. Recordings should be e-mailed to Oksana at ejokinoa@plu.edu. Please ensure that tracks are clearly labeled with with your name, instrument and repertoire

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022

All accepted participants will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination before attending camp.

Overnight Camp: $1,450 + $1.99 fee (Includes tuition, housing, and all meals)

There is also a non-refundable application fee of $50 + $1.99

Limited scholarship funding is available

Full tuition is due by May 27.

A number of need-based scholarships will be given out to deserving students. Please indicate your interest in financial aid on the application form and fill it out as completely as possible.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $50.

Arrival Sunday, June 26th by 4pm.

Families are invited to watch the students’ final performance the last day of camp.

Departure on Saturday, July 2nd following final performance, approximately 4pm.

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

• If a camper is unable to attend due to testing positive for COVID within ten days of the beginning of camp, a full refund minus the deposit will be made available. The camper, parent, or guardian will need to submit a positive PCR test from a health provider to access this refund.
• If a camper tests positive when they arrive at camp, they will – unfortunately – be unable to participate, and a full refund minus the deposit will be made available.
• Refunds will be issued within 6 weeks.

Health & Safety

  • All campers and staff must be fully vaccinated in order to participate in the summer of 2022. All camp participants will be asked to provide proof of vaccination before entering camp.
  • All campers and staff will be asked to take an antigen rapid test when they first arrive on campus.
  • COVID precautions throughout the week will be based on the current guidelines from the CDC, State of WA, and Chelan County Health Department. Currently that means that campers will be asked to wear masks while indoors, unless eating or sleeping. We are hopeful that masks will no longer be needed by this summer, and we will keep this area of the website updated with any changes.

Learn from the pros

Oksana Ejokina

Pianist Oksana Ejokina appears frequently as guest recitalist and chamber musician on concert series across the United States and abroad. She has performed with the Seattle Symphony, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Symphony Tacoma, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, and played in venues such as the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Davies Orchestra Hall in San Francisco, and Klassik Keyifler Festival in Turkey. Two of her long-term collaborations are with pianist Christina Dahl and Volta Piano Trio, whose recordings for the Con Brio label received accolades in international music magazines, such as The Strad, Gramophone and American Record Guide. A sought-after teacher, Oksana is Chair of Piano Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University, where she teaches piano and academic courses in Piano Literature and Piano Pedagogy. A passionate music education advocate, she has been associated with Icicle Creek Center for the Arts for nearly two decades developing and directing classical music programs.

More faculty announcements coming soon!