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. This
program is designed for advanced high school and collegiate
composers, string and piano players.
Participants will be grouped into string trios, string
quartets, piano trios, piano quartets, or piano quintets.
Each participant will be assigned to a group, and music
will be selected for each group prior to the beginning
of the program. Each chamber group will have group rehearsals,
coaching by all members of the faculty, performances in
the masterclasses, and a public performance at the closing
of the camp. Various seminars of music/chamber music-related
topics will be held eachday. There will be a guest artist
performance and masterclass by Jody Gatwood, violin professor,
THe Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University
of America in Washington, D.C.
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—$340
Tuition and housing only—$340
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 are gratefully accepted. All contributions
are tax-deductible. Please make checks payable to: Messiah
College/Chamber Music in Grantham.
Comments from 2006
" This camp was a great experience and I've loved every
minute of it. The atmosphere is fantastic and the coaches
were really helpful. I only wish it could have been longer."
Anna Bain Pugh
" This was a perfectly balanced experience - great people,
fabulous music and just enough independent time. See you
next year. "
Johann M. Wiese
" This camp was really cool, I enjoyed it a lot.
The master classes were awesome (helpful and fun) , and
I think I learned much about chamber music while I was
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 non-refundable $50 application
fee, which is applied toward tuition. Please make checks
payable to:Messiah College/Chamber Music in Grantham.
Please submit a letter of application, letter of recommendation
from your current teacher, and a score of a substantial
(more than 5 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.
June 1, 2007. Notification
of acceptance will be made by June 15. Applications received
after the deadline will be considered if space is available.
After being notified of acceptance, the tuition is due
by June 30, 2007.