2019 Summer Applications are now closed
2019 ENCORE CHAMBER MUSIC SUMMER INTENSIVES
ENCORE Chamber Music embodies two programs--String Quartet Intensive and Summer Academy for exceptionally gifted young performers. Students who apply for both programs will receive priority in the scholarship selection process (must attend both programs if granted with scholarship).
STRING QUARTET INTENSIVE (JUNE 3 - JUNE 24)
Viewed as “the most perfect expression of human behavior”, the art form of string quartet requires both the composer and its performers to concentrate on the barebones of musical logic. ENCORE Chamber Music’s String Quartet Intensive is designed for pre-formed string quartets and individuals who are committed to this elite genre of chamber music. The three-week program invites thirty-two exceptionally gifted young artists ages 16-26.
Daily 90-minute coaching with the Cavani String Quartet (Program Director); Monday thru Friday
Masterclasses and performances by renowned guest artists
Outreach and formal performance opportunities
Interactive seminars on chamber music performance: “The Art of Collaboration”, performance preparation, body works, etc.
One designated rehearsal space per group
Beautiful campus and performance space at Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills
Tuition: $2,400 per person (merit-based scholarship and work-study scholarship available); includes room and board
ENCORE STRING QUARTET fellowSHIP
The ENCORE String Quartet Fellowship is intended for one exceptional pre-formed string quartet that is committed to pursuing a professional career. The fellowship recipient group must be above the average age of 18.
Full tuition scholarship (includes room and board)
One full recital at ENCORE Chamber Music
Up to $2,000 travel stipend
Collaboration with artists of ENCORE Chamber Music
Daily coaching with the Cavani String Quartet
Masterclasses with guest artists of ENCORE Chamber Music
Outreach recitals at semi-formal performance venues in Cleveland area
SUMMER ACADEMY FOR STRINGS (JUNE 25 - JULY 16)
The Summer Academy is for young solo violinists, violists, and cellists between ages 13-23. The Summer Academy is designed for string players who want a challenging and thought-provoking learning experience, and is recommended for students preparing for college auditions, competitions, and/or concerts. The program invites students who want to practice intensively, improve technique and artistic communication, and perform.
The program includes:
10 private lesson with faculty or associate faculty members
30-minute practice coaching with associate faculty offered to all students daily
30-minute collaborative pianist coaching offered to all students daily
Masterclasses with world-renowned guest artists
Performance classes with faculty
Two all-standing ensemble concerts in collaboration with faculty members
Formal performance opportunity (Blooming Artists Marathon) for EVERY student!
Ground-breaking concert series by ENCORE Chamber Music artists
Practice Seminar/Technique classes
Practice scales and etudes
Effective practicing strategies
Stretching technique, etc
Career Development Class: Stage presence, competition and college audition strategies, orchestral excerpts, entrepreneurship, etc.
Beautiful campus and practice/performance space at Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills
Tuition: $3,050 (need-based scholarship and work-study scholarship available); includes room and board.