The best of both worlds, Weeks 1 and 2 combined!
Musicians cover several pieces of repertoire in a supportive, synergetic atmosphere. Each day, participants have multiple coachings, rehearsals, and attend workshops on issues at the heart of playing chamber music. There are many opportunities for reading with fellow musicians. Experienced instrumentalists who enjoy playing varied repertoire will love this week, as well as musicians new to chamber music or wishing to get a more solid grasp of their instrument.
ENSEMBLE WEEK INCLUDES
Daily coached sessions on your repertoire
Frequent opportunities for reading with other participants
Participant concerts (recorded and available by donation)
Informals - gain the benefits of playing for others without the pressure of performance
Piano night master class with Jan Deats. This year: Bartok Mikrokosmos, books 5 & 6.
WORKSHOP TOPICS MAY INCLUDE
Managing performance anxiety
"It's now a month since Summertrios ended, and I'm still basking in the afterglow... what wasn't expected was the camaraderie, the wonderful spontaneous concerts at midnight, the encouragement faculty and participants provided for novice players, being made to feel so welcome .. it was truly one of the best experiences I've ever had. Thank you so much!"
NEW FOR 2019
New Program for Level I & II Strings!
Summertrios is now offering a program for less-experienced players that includes group sessions on the repertoire, workshops focused on the issues for each part, and guided, no-pressure performance classes. All participants will be playing at least one piece that is the same to accomplish this pending registration. We encourage Level III violinists who wish to learn a first violin part to choose Level II repertoire, especially the Mozart, Boccherini, and Vanhal Quartets.
All participants will participate in three groups. The large ensemble will be an orchestral piece to be determined after registration. You have the opportunity to pre-form a group with participants you know, and to enrich another group by having a faculty member play in the group. There is an additional cost to enrich a group. Use the forum (link at the top of the page) to request people to play if you would like.
Strings will have at least one group with other string players. Level I & II strings will focus on string repertoire (mixed ensembles are pending registrations) and Level III & IV will have string, mixed wind, and piano chamber music. All assignments will be made at the beginning of April.
String repertoire choices are listed by level on the registration pages as well as via the link above. Use the graded solo repertoire in the following link as a guide to assist in determining your level.
Winds will have at least one group with other wind players and at least one group with string players. Piano chamber music will be assigned pending registrations, and players will be consulted as to their preferences. All assignments will be made at the beginning of April. The wind repertoire is graded intermediate and advanced on the registration pages and via the link above. Use the graded solo repertoire in the following link as a guide to assist in determining your level.
Pianists choose one piano four-hand or two-piano piece and two works from the string, wind, and piano chamber music repertoire. Pending registration, pianists may be limited to one trio. They are also encouraged to select at least one work that includes winds. Some excellent suggestions for mixed ensembles are listed on the link below.
We will begin assigning groups March 15, 2019.
A wait-list will be open after March 31, 2018 - application acceptance will be dependent on faculty and ensemble availability. Please fill out the registration form but be sure to mark the pay by check option on the billing page so your registration will remain open until we know if we have space for you.
All registration is done online. Please click on button above for online form.
Personal Information: Please list the primary phone as the one we can get in touch with you while attending Summertrios. List the secondary phone if that is the best way to reach you the rest of the year.
Instrument Category: This will allow the appropriate repertoire to show up on the following page. List your secondary instrument if you would like it to be included in any kind of session.
Emergency Contact: It is vital for us to have contact info for someone we can contact in case of emergency.
Sample Recording: New participants - upload something representative of your playing here. You can also email us a sample, or we can arrange to hear you over the phone.
Tuition is $1175
Room & Board is $535.
Please inquire about scholarships and work-study availability.
Individual meals can be purchased in the dining hall - prices are pending.
Fees for guests and auditors are per day, please contact for details.
Adding a faculty member to a group will cost $450 including the performance. This will be billed after registration and the ensemble will decide how to divide up the fee.
Cancellation: Until May 1, 2019 a full refund minus $300 administrative fee will be given. After May 1, no refunds will be given.
We strongly recommend the purchase of trip insurance.
Auditors and guests are welcome. Choose the number of days and room/board options. Auditors are welcome at workshops and any session with prior approval from the participants involved.
The credit card processing fee will remain on the bill unless the box marked "check" is chosen on the fees page. Instructions for mailing the check will then appear.
Faculty members are available for private lessons; time and fee to be arranged by the participant with the faculty member directly. Suggested fee $100/hr.