ENCORE's String Quartet Intensive will be held on the beautiful campus of Gilmour Academy.

Gilmour Academy is an independent, Roman Catholic, co-educational, college-preparatory school on a 144-acre campus in the Cleveland suburb of Gates Mills, Ohio.  Founded in 1946 by the Brothers of Holy Cross, it offers a Montessori pre-school program through grade 12. A boarding program is available to students in grades 7–12.  


Gilmour's Mission is to develop the competence to see and the courage to act in creating a more humane and just society. The mission sustains the excellent private coeducation that provides the foundation for the critical thinking, moral formation, and independent leadership.  

Beginning in the summer of 2016, Gilmore’s 144-acre campus also will be home to the prestigious String Quartet Intensive of ENCORE Chamber Music. The Lynn and Michael Kelly Middle School and Fine Arts Building will serve as ENCORE Chamber Music's main campus, and the students will board in Gilmour's dormitories.  The Tudor House is the venue for performances. By 2019, Gilmour Academy will be an All-Steinway school. Visit Gilmour's website to learn more about Gilmour Academy. 

ENCORE has partnered with the Cleveland Institute of Music
to host the Summer Academy.

The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) is a premier conservatory devoted to training the next generation of classical musicians. Founded in 1920, CIM is one of seven independent music conservatories in the United States and is known for superior orchestral, chamber music, audio recording, composition, voice and opera music programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


CIM's mission is to cultivate new generations of young musicians through an immersive and creative educational process, guiding the most musically talented individuals towards fulfilling careers that engage diverse and global audiences, stimulating the understanding and love of music throughout the world. Visit CIM's website to learn more about the institute.