As of 9.13.2021 Snow Pond Center for the Arts is requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at all indoor events. Masks recommended. Details here.
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What sets MCMS apart from other festivals is the level of engagement the faculty have with students and the way in which this stimulates the growth of a collaborative atmosphere for the entire community.
My time at The Maine Chamber Music Seminar was a truly singular and unforgettable experience. I've found it rare to participate in a festival with a sensitivity to fostering both community, and the highest level of integrity and accountability in musicianship.
I had a transformative experience at MCMS. When I first arrived I was feeling frustrated with my progress, but in just three weeks, It was as if I made a year's worth of progress. I was excited, motivated, inspired, and so much more that is difficult to describe in words. The incredible faculty are not only extraordinary, but they also care so much about your growth and well-being. They push you to be your best every day, and just playing with them will teach you more than anything! - Ben Penzner
Jo-Ann Sternberg, Program Director, Clarinet; Princeton University, Borealis Wind Quintet
Anna Lim, Violin/Viola, Princeton University, Manhattan String Quartet
Jesse Mills, Violin, Horszowski Trio, Longy School of Music of Bard College, Leschetizky Association (NYC)
Jessica Thompson, Viola, Princeton and Columbia Universities, Daedalus Quartet
Michal Schmidt, Cello; Haverford College, Network for New Music
Jacqueline Leclair, Oboe; Schulich School of Music of McGill, Signal and Sequitur.
Rieko Aizawa, Piano, Horszowski Trio, Longy School of Music of Bard College, Leschetizky Association (NYC)
MCMS GUEST ARTIST FOR 2022:
Please submit all auditions as Youtube video links or mp4 files.
Individual Instrumentalists and Preformed Ensembles
Use the Applicant Materials Submission form to submit applicant related files and recommendations. Use the pull-down prompt to make sure your materials are sent to Maine Chamber Music Seminar directly. Applicants: Please copy the link and refer persons writing recommendations on your behalf directly to the Applicant Materials Submission form.
For additional assistance contact the Program Coordinator, Gail Levinsky.
MCMS accepts applications on a rolling basis through April 1, 2022
Tuition includes a non-refundable $50 application fee
(A discounted rate is offered for pre-formed ensembles)
PLEASE NOTE: Need-based financial aid is available.
Click to learn about Maine Chamber Music Seminar at Snow Pond Music Festival Financial Aid Procedures
|Evening||Orientation and Evening Gathering|
|9:00-10:15am||Coaching / Rehearsal|
|10:30-11:45am||Coaching / Rehearsal|
|1:15-2:30pm||Coaching / Rehearsal|
|2:30-5:30pm||Flexible Time, Individual Practice, Lessons, Recreation|
|7:30-9:00pm||Evening Workshops, Readings, Concerts|
|8:00-9:00am||Breakfast and Departure|