Snow Pond Music Festival

 

Where Aspiring Artists,
Develop, Collaborate & Grow

 

Call Us!   844-476-6976  or  207-465-9648

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June 6 - June 21, 2023

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Applications are now being accepted! Click above to apply.

Important Information

All applicants (including alumni) must register for an ACCEPTD account.

About

Chamber8

The Maine Chamber Music Seminar develops life-long compassionate collaborators. Through our two-week summer intensive, college and graduate-level musicians discover and reimagine their place in chamber music performance as both creative thinkers and cultural ambassadors. Participants focus on three major works in the chamber music literature alongside our dedicated, dynamic faculty. Each year our repertoire includes masterworks of the canon paired with under-celebrated gems, giving students the opportunity to hone their skills in conventional settings while challenging them to find deep meaning in less familiar works. 
Our festival features musicians of diverse musical and socio-political backgrounds. Both faculty and students find moments of teaching and learning through the medium of chamber music. In this process, one learns when to lead and when to follow, when to bend and when to remain firm. As a result of these meaningful interactions, our students become part of a supportive and nurturing community and are able to seamlessly transfer their collaborative skills to other musical and non-musical aspects of life. 

For more information: www.mainechambermusic.org 

 

 


MCMS group faculty 2022

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.

Clancy Newman, Cello, first prize Naumburg winner and Avery Fisher career grant recipient.

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 2023:

Daniel Phillips, Violin, Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music, Bard College Conservatory, and the Juilliard School.

Tara Helen O'Connor, Flute, Purchase College School of the Arts Conservatory of Music, Bard College, Manhattan School of Music, Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

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Please submit all auditions during the application process directly through the application system. 

Individual Instrumentalists and Preformed Ensembles

  • Applicants must submit two video recordings showcasing their current level of musicianship. 
  • Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation. (Alumni are exempt from this requirement).

Maine Chamber Music Seminar in residence at Snow Pond Financial Aid Procedures

 

For additional assistance contact the Program Coordinator, Gail Levinsky.

MCMS accepts applications on a rolling basis through March 1, 2023

MCMS students 2 2022.  MCMS Students 2022

Chamber

About MCMS 2022

Tuition includes a non-refundable $50 application fee
  •  14 days – all-inclusive  (instruction, meals, housing, and on-campus activities) $2,495

  • Register today: Please complete the application and submit the required deposit of $50. Early bird discount of $100 towards tuition upon acceptance for all applications received by February 1st. Application, deposit, and first payment must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST in order to receive the $100 discount.

     (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 in residence at Snow Pond Financial Aid Procedures


Arrival Day:

3:00-5:00pm Registration
5:30pm Dinner
Evening Orientation and Evening Gathering
 

Daily Schedule:

8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-10:15am Coaching / Rehearsal
10:30-11:45am Coaching / Rehearsal
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:15-2:30pm Coaching / Rehearsal
2:30-5:30pm Flexible Time, Individual Practice, Lessons, Recreation
5:30-7:00pm Dinner
7:30-9:00pm Evening Workshops, Readings, Concerts
 

Departure Day:

8:00-9:00am Breakfast and Departure

Chamber Chamber
MCMS mealtime

Snow Pond Center for the Arts

Testimonials

Three months later

“Three months later, I am still in awe of the life-changing experience I had at MCMS this summer. Playing along side such dedicated and talented professionals and students was absolutely incredible.”  MCMS Participant