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Chamber Music in Grantham: Performance & Composition

Intensive Chamber Music & Composition Workshop
Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
July 30 - August 6, 2017

CMIG 2014

This one-week, intensive program is designed to enhance participants' ability to effectively communicate musical ideas in performance.

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Qualified participants in the festival may receive graduate credit.
For more information, please visit http://messiah.edu/gradprograms
or call the Dean's office at 717-796-5045

Participation Information

Public Events
All events are free and open to the public and will take place at the Recital Hall, Calvin and Janet Performing Arts Center, Messiah College.

Faculty Concert: Sunday, July 30 at 3 PM
Mendelssohn Trio I: Thursday, August 3 at 2 PM
Richard Roberson: Friday, August 4 at 2 PM
Mendelssohn Trio II: Saturday, August 5 at 2 PM
Students Concert: Sunday, August 6 at 3 PM

Participation requirements
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.

Each chamber group will have group rehearsals, coaching by all members of the faculty, performances in the masterclasses, and a public performance in the High Foundation Recital Hall at the closing of the festival. Various seminars of music/chamber music-related topics will be held each day.

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.

Tuition, Room and Board
Tuition+Double Occupancy Dorm+Full Meal Plan $820
Tuition+Single Occupancy Dorm+Full Meal Plan $915
Tuition and Full Meal Plan $630
Tuition only $425
Chamber Music Faculty

Mendelssohn Piano Trio
Peter Sirotin, violinist
Fiona Thompson, cellist
Ya-Ting Chang, pianist

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Composition Faculty

Richard Roberson
Composer, Pianist
Dean of Messiah College School of the Arts

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Artistic Advisory Board
Jerome Barry
Baritone and Artistic Director of the Washington, D.C., Embassy Series

Earl Carlyss
Violinist, Former member of Juilliard String Quartet
Director of Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music School

Victor Danchenko
Violinist, Faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and Peabody Conservatory

Ronald Leonard
Cellist, Faculty at the Colburn School

Richard Roberson
Pianist and Composer, Dean of School of the Arts at Messiah College

Ann Schein
Distinguished teacher's chair at the Aspen Music School


Messiah College's scenic main campus, located on 400 beautiful rolling acres in the suburban town of Grantham, in south central Pennsylvania, features the brand new Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, with two concert halls and ample practice room space for musical studies and performances.

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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.

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Please write, call, or e-mail:
Chamber Music in Grantham:
Performance and Composition

Peter Sirotin
9400 Sunnyfield Ct. Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 806-2250

Past Seasons
2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013
2011 - 2010- 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006

Alumni's Comments
Hannah Thomas-Hollands
" 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 here. "

For instrumentalists
please submit the application form, a letter of recommendation from your current major teacher with his or her contact information, a compact disc or DVD of two contrasting styles of music of your choice, $50 application fee by the application deadline.

For composers
please submit the application form, a letter of recommendation from your current major teacher with his or her contact information, a score of a substantial (longer than five minutes) composition for piano trio, $50 application fee by the application deadline. Works submitted should not have received a public performance.

Application Process:
Application Form
Application fee: $50
Deadline: April 30, 2017
All checks should make payable to "Messiah College, Chamber Music in Grantham"

All application materials should be mailed to:

Chamber Music in Grantham
Attn: Peter Sirotin
9400 Sunnyfield Court
Potomac, MD 20854

Notification of acceptance: May 28, 2017
Full Tuition and Room & Board due: June 6, 2017
Applications received after the deadline will only be considered if space is available.


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Last Update: May 10, 2019