Chamber Music Camp for Piano, Winds and Strings
Camp Co-Directors: Galina Prilutskaya and Marianne Lauffer
- Grades 6-12
- June 26-30, 2023
- 9:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
About Chamber Music Camp
Celebrating its 19th 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. The week will conclude with an “Ensemble Spectacular” on Friday afternoon (June 30) where the students’ accomplishments will be celebrated in a formal concert.
All students must be entering grades 6 through 12 in the fall of 2023 and taking private lessons on the instrument(s) they wish to play at camp. All participants in this camp must be proficient in reading music, and be able to learn music quickly and with some independence.
In an effort to determine their readiness and/or to place them in ensembles, new students to Westminster Chamber Music Camp are asked to submit a brief video clip to [email protected]. The video should include the student performing a piece or except of a piece that they have been working on that demonstrates their playing ability. Based on the video, the directors will determine student readiness for the camp. If the student is not ready, the deposit can be used towards a different Conservatory camp or can be fully refunded.
Registration cut-off date
Because of the overwhelming popularity of Chamber Music Camp from year to year, it is of vital importance for participants to register early and submit their video before the cut-off date of June 1, 2023. Planning repertoire for this unique body of students takes time and thoughtful consideration to allow for an optimal camp experience for everyone.
Maximum enrollment: 32
Westminster Chamber Music Camp will be held on the Westminster Conservatory Princeton campus.
The camp will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students should bring their own packed lunch. The “Ensemble Spectacular” performance will take place Friday afternoon.
- Regular Fee (May 16-22): $600
- Early Bird Discount (Register by May 15): $575
- Late Fee (May 23 - June 1): $50
Registration for Westminster Chamber Music Camp will close on June 1, 2023. 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 May 22. Camp tuition includes lunch and a Westminster Conservatory T-shirt.
A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due with the application. The balance of the fee is due by June 1. Registrations received after May 23 must pay in full. Cancellations after June 1 will receive a refund (less deposit, above) only if another student can be placed from a wait list.