Snow Pond Music Festival

 

Where Aspiring Artists,
Develop, Collaborate & Grow

 

Main # (844) 476-6976

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June 8 - June 22, 2021

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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 2020Jo-Ann Sternberg, Program Director, Clarinet; Princeton University, Borealis Wind Quintet

Anna Lim, Violin; Princeton University, The Laurel Piano Trio

Catherine Cosbey, Violin / Viola; Cavani String Quartet

Michal Schmidt, Cello; Haverford College, Network for New Music

Sara Laimon, Piano; Schulich School of Music of McGill University, Sequitur

Jacqueline Leclair, Oboe; Schulich School of Music of McGill, Signal and Sequitur.

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Please 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" page.

Please submit all auditions as Youtube video links or mp4 files. In some cases live auditions in New York City may be possible upon request.

Individual Instrumentalists and Preformed Ensembles

  • Two movements in contrasting styles

  • Two letters of recommendation

For additional assistance contact the Program Coordinator, Gail Levinsky.

Application Deadline: March 21, 2021

Chamber

Please submit all auditions as Youtube video links or mp3 files. In some cases a live audition may be possible.

Individual Instrumentalists and Preformed Ensembles

  • Two movements in contrasting styles
  • Two letters of recommendation
Maine Chamber Music Seminar at Snow Pond Music Festival Financial Aid Procedures

Please 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.


Arrival Day:

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

Daily Schedule:

8:00-8:30am Breakfast
8:45-10:15am Coaching / Rehearsal
10:30-12:00pm Coaching / Rehearsal
12:30-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-4:00pm Flexible Time, Individual Practice, Lessons, Recreation
4:00-5:30pm Master Class / Open Rehearsal
6:00pm Dinner
Evening Workshops, Readings, Concerts, Social Activities
 

Departure Day:

8:00-9:00am Breakfast and Departure

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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