Participants are a select group of professionally-oriented,
advanced students of violin, viola,
cello, piano, and composition, (16) years of age and older.
Exceptions will be made for gifted younger applicants.
Participants will be grouped into string trios, string quartets,
piano trios, piano quartets, or piano quintets. The groups
and music will be assigned to each participant prior to
the beginning of the program. Each chamber group will have
group rehearsals, coaching by all members of the faculty,
performances in the master-classes, and a public performance
at the closing of the camp in Miller Auditorium. Various
seminars of music/chamber music–related topics will
be offered. There will be a guest artist performance and
master-class by world-renowned cellist Ronald Leonard, principal
of Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and professor of cello
at the USC Thornton School of Music.
In addition to attending guest artist
performances and master-classes, participants
for the Composition Workshop will write
music and participate in group critique, study selected
chamber works, and supervise readings and rehearsals of
their works. At least one composition will be selected for
public performance by the Mendelssohn Piano Trio.
Tuition and meals only (housing on your own)—$325
|Chamber Music Faculty
Peter Sirotin, violinist
Ya-Ting Chang, pianist
Dean of Messiah College School of the Arts
baritone and artistic director of the Washington, D.C.,
Violinist, Former member of Juilliard String
Director of Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music School
violinist, faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and
Gregor Piatigorsky professor of cello at the USC Thornton
School of Music.
pianist and composer, dean of School of the Arts at Messiah
Distinguished teacher's chair at the Aspen Music School
scenic main campus, located on 400 beautiful rolling acres
in the suburban town of
Grantham, in south central Pennsylvania, features Climenhaga
Fine Arts Center, which has the 400-seat Miller Auditorium,
the 150-seat Poorman Recital Hall, a large instrumental
rehearsal hall, and ample practice room space for musical
studies and performances.
Contributions to support
the educational and cultural objectives of Chamber
Music in Grantham: Performance and Composition are
gratefully accepted. All contributions are tax-deductible
if they are made to Messiah College and designated to
Mendelssohn Piano Trio/Chamber Music in Grantham.
write, call, or e-mail:
Chamber Music in Grantham:
Performance and Composition
9400 Sunnyfield Ct.
Potomac, MD 20854
cell (301) 806-2250
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Please submit a letter of application, which should include
the following information: name, address, phone number
and e-mail, date of birth, parent(s) or guardian name
and phone number, gender, instrument, number of years
studied, and a brief description of your prior chamber
music experience. Please include a letter of recommendation
from your current teacher with his or her contact information,
a tape or compact disc of two contrasting styles of music
of your choice, along with your $50 application fee, which
is applied toward tuition. Participants who are not accepted
will be refunded the application fee in full.
Please submit a letter of application, letter of recommendation
from your current teacher, and a score of a substantial
(more than five minutes) composition for piano trio. Works
submitted should not have received a public performance.
All accepted compositions will receive a reading during
the camp, and one will be selected for performance by
the Mendelssohn Piano Trio at the final concert.
May 15, 2006. Notification
of acceptance will be made by June 1. Applications received
after the deadline will be considered if space is available.
After being notified of acceptance, the tuition is due
by June 15, 2006.