Westminster Chamber Music Camp

for Piano, Winds, and Strings

Camp Directors: Galina Prilutskaya and Patricia Landy
Grades 6 – 12
June 27 – July 1 (Saturday through Wednesday)
Sat/Sun:  1:00 – 7:00 PM and M-W: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Celebrating its 10th season, Westminster Conservatory welcomes pianists, strings, and winds students to come join us for an exciting week of chamber music and fun. Collaboration, experimentation, and improvisation will be part of the experience as well as the study and performance of magnificent traditional repertoire from all style periods. The make-up of the chamber ensembles and the repertoire assigned will evolve around the participants who sign up:  their abilities, their instruments, their personalities and preferences. Our talented faculty will put everything into the mix and come up with a great program.

The week will conclude with “Ensemble Extravaganza” on Wednesday evening in one of Westminster Choir College’s prestigious halls where the students’ accomplishments will be celebrated in a formal concert.

Prerequisites
All participants in this camp must be proficient in reading music and be able to learn music quickly and with some independence. New students to Westminster Chamber Music Camp may be asked to take a Placement Audition to determine their readiness and/or to place them in ensembles.  All students must be entering grades 6 through 12 in the fall of 2015 and taking private lessons on the instrument(s) they wish to play at camp.

Placement Audition
Any student requiring a placement must register first before the audition can be scheduled.  Families will be contacted to schedule an audition time with one or both of the camp directors.  At the audition, students will be asked to play a brief solo that demonstrates their playing ability, and will be required to sight read. The camp directors reserve the right to determine whether or not a student is ready for this camp based on their audition. If the student is not ready, the deposit can be used towards a different Conservatory camp or can be fully refunded.

For best placement in ensembles, it is important for participants to register early and schedule their audition before the cut-off date of June 1, 2015.

Location
Westminster Chamber Music Camp will be held on the Westminster Choir College campus in Princeton Hall.

Schedule
The camp will run from 1:00 – 7:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday and from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Wednesday. Lunch will be served at the campus cafeteria. Wednesday night’s performance “Ensemble Extravaganza” will begin at 7:00 PM in Princeton.

Fees Early Bird Discount
(Register by May 15)
 $525$500

Registration for Westminster Chamber Music Camp will close on Monday, June 1, 2015 to allow time to assign repertoire and prepare for the first day of camp. Exceptions to this deadline will be made only upon approval of a camp director.

$50 Late Fee will be added to tuition for registrations accepted after the June 1 deadline. Fees include lunch in the Student Center and a Westminster Conservatory T-shirt.

A non-refundable deposit of $75 is due with the application. The balance of the fee is due by June 1. Registrations received after June 1 must pay in full. Cancellations after June 1 will receive a refund (less deposit, above) only if another student can be placed from a waiting list.

Refer-a-Friend Discount
Refer a friend to this camp and you both receive a discount on your Westminster Conservatory 2015 Summer Camp tuition!  More details.