Chamber Music Festival
String Chamber Music Festival at East Tennessee State University
Festival canceled for the Summer of 2020
Dear ETSU Chamber Festival Community,
We hope this message finds you all safe and healthy. It is with great sadness that we must announce this news. Due to safety concerns that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the 2020 installment of the Festival. While we were so excited to welcome you back to ETSU in June, this decision is necessary to prioritize the health and safety of all festival participants. 2021 festival dates will be posted later this summer.
ETSU Campus (Summer 2021 info)
Participating students will be placed into chamber groups and/or a chamber orchestra based on their auditions. Each chamber group will receive daily coachings from the festival faculty in preparation for the final concert. All ensembles will perform selected movements from chamber music masterworks. Students will have the opportunity to participate in additional enrichment music classes during the festival.
The ETSU campus is located in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian mountains in northeastern Tennessee. This idyllic location, combined with the engaging and dedicated faculty, yield an inspiring setting for this incredible festival!
For more information or questions, contact Dr. David Kovac
Chris Kelts – Missouri Sate University
Festival Registration Information
Tuition - $450
Application Fee - $25
Application deadline to submit a video audition April 30, 2021
Room and Board
- $18.00/Day - Double Occupancy
- $36.00/Day - Single Occupancy
Meal Plan (Optional)
- $25 per day or pay per meal
9:00 - 11:30 Coachings/Rehearsals
11:30-1:00 Lunch and fun activities
1:00 - 4:30 Orchestra Rehearsal/Enrichment Classes/Sectionals
Afternoon and Evening: Fun indoor and outdoor activities, sports, hiking, museum visits and performances
1 Piece of your choice that best represents your current level 3-5 minutes long
1 Short Excerpt of your choice from the standard chamber music repertoire that best represents your current level (duet, trio, quartet) 1-2 minutes long
Submit your Youtube video links on the registration form.
Faculty Recital – Wednesday
Student Orchestra Performance - Friday
Student Chamber Recital – Saturday