The faculty at ENCORE were the most inspiring musicians I have ever worked with. I have never been to a festival where I became so close with the entire faculty, and I have never been so inspired or motivated like I was at encore. It is truly a wonderful place and it taught me so much. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.
— A Student Alumni from '16

'Growth and discovery in a wildly creative environment'
69 exceptionally talented young musicians were accepted to join
ENCORE Chamber Music's 2017 Summer Season this year!


String Quartet Intensive

Aaron Chan (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Alexander Locke (Robert McDuffie Center for Strings)
Allison Smith (Chamber Music Connections, Columbus)
Anja Endestad (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Cameron Alan-Lee (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Charles Gleason (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Christine Wu (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Devin Cowan (Oberlin Conservatory)
Dustin Wilkes-Kim (Robert McDuffie Center)
Elijah Summers (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Eliza Bracken (Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music)
Ellie MacPhee (Oberlin Conservatory)
Emilio Carlo (University of Cincinnati – Conservatory of Music)
Esder Lee (Oberlin Conservatory)
Gitta Markó (Bard College)
Hua-Chu Huang (The Glenn Gould School)
Isabelle Durrenberger (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Jacqueline Scavetta (Uni. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
James Hettinga (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Jared Blaijian (University of Southern California)
Julia Fetisenko
Kellen Degnan (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Kevonna Shuford (New England Conservatory)
Lukas Shrout (Robert McDuffie Center)
Milton String Quartet (McGill University)
     Maithena Girault
     Evan Robinson
     Roman Fraser
     Joshua Morris
Nina Pitts (Rice University)
Samuele Parrini 
Sarah Ghandour (Bard College)
Tyla Axelrod (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Zion Lee (Cleveland Institute of Music)

Summer ACademy FOR STRINGS

Abigail Sunde
Adam Ryan
Alex Canicosa-Miles
Alexander Han
Allison Smith
Anja Endestad
Annika Bowers
Chiau-Rung Julia Chen
Cristina Ciubancan
Dallas Noble
Devin Cowan
Emilio Carlo
Freya Irani
Grace Huh
Hannah Brown
Ian Stripling Jenson
Jaewon Seo
James Hettinga
Jessica Hudson
Jiyee Ahn
Julia Schilz
Julian Seney
Kaeon Cho
Karen Ferry

Katrina Stroud
Katsuaki Arakawa
Kayla Bryan
Kayoko Miyazawa
Lana Auerbach
Laura Schilz
Lilyan Foulois
Lucas Wardell
Lukas Shrout
Marie Leou
Matthew Weinberg
Michelle Manson
Nate Smith
Nina Pitts
Owen Lockwood
Patrick McBride
Remi Furuto
Samuele Parrini
Soomin Kim
Sophia Ayer
Stephen Leou
Yeonsu Lee
Yu-Hung Lin
Zach Keum
Zion Lee