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Summertrios

inspire and transform musicians of all levels

It's so much more than trios!

ANNOUNCING: SUMMERTRIOS 2024

Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

ProAm Workshop June 8 - 15, 2024

Jazz Workshop June 8 - 15, 2024

Chamber Music Essentials June 8 - 15, 2024

Intensive Workshop June 16 - 23, 2024

SUMMER 2024 WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

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ProAm

June 8-15

All Instruments

Play With Summertrios Faculty

Step up to your absolute best and play chamber music with Summertrios' world-class faculty! Choose two works to rehearse and perform with the gifted and caring concertizing teachers. Receive daily coachings and rehearsals,  There are ample opportunities to sight-read with fellow participants. 

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Intensive

June 16-23

Piano, Strings, Winds

Prepare two pieces in a supportive, collegial atmosphere. Each day offers multiple coachings, rehearsals, and Lab Sessions which look into aspects of rehearsal, performance, and individual roles in ensembles. Also, reading opportunities to just play - or practice sight-reading. Want to be busier? We may be able to place you in a third group. Bring your performance to the next level and leave with tools to use at home.

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Chamber Music Essentials

June 8-15

Strings

Coach Jill Schultz has designed this Workshop specifically for late-starters and emerging players, to help them acquire tools, tips, and tricks to make playing chamber music a fun, rewarding experience. You will receive information in advance of the Workshop about the repertoire and details on how to prepare. Expect to leave this workshop with lots of new information and new friends. 

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Composers Collective

Spring '24

Join a vibrant community of aspiring composers in eight (8) bi-weekly online sessions designed to foster creativity, collaboration, and personal growth in music composition. Guided by an experience composer and educator, Dr. Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis, these sessions offer a structured and supportive look into the process of writing new music for various instruments. Explore diverse musical styles, experiment with instrumentation, and receive valuable feedback from the instructor and fellow composers.

Jazz Workshop

June 8-15

Jazz Workshop is a program designed to enrich musicians with a unique jazz ensemble experience with like-minded players eager to explore new and familiar repertoire. Throughout the week participants play in combos, sectionals, and extra sessions for history, improvisation, and instrumental pedagogy.

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Message from Artistic Director, Leslie Tomkins

Welcome to Summertrios 2024! I hope you’ll consider joining us this June in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at the beautiful campus of Franklin & Marshall College. We have many diverse offerings, so whether you’ve been playing nonstop since you first began or coming back to your instrument, there is a program here for you. We welcome piano, strings, and winds. Participants return year after year for our skilled and compassionate coaches and supportive community. Registration opens early in 2024.

About

ABOUT

It's so much more than trios!

Summertrios is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing engaging, inspiring, and lasting experiences with chamber music. Founded in 1990 by Director Emerita Lily Friedman and Betty Mock, Summertrios offers vibrant musical experiences for adult non-professional musicians of all abilities playing in a friendly, encouraging, and supportive atmosphere. Our imaginative, insightful, and world-class faculty invite you to transform your musical journey through any of our various workshops. There are no admission criteria, and everyone is welcome! Summertrios is governed by a board of directors and run by a small, part-time staff. Whether you are an advanced player, are returning to your instrument, or are a diligent late starter, we invite you to join the Summertrios community.


 

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