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Department of Music

College of Arts & Sciences


Chamber Music Festival
for Strings

Monday, June 8 - Saturday, June 13
ETSU Campus

Join us for the inaugural Chamber Music Festival at East Tennessee State University

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 on June 13. 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!

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Festival Faculty


Tim Barrett - Academy of Strings
Miroslav Hristov - UT Knoxville
William Shaub – Concertmaster: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Avi Nagin – Associate Concertmaster: Sarasota Opera, Principal: Princeton Symphony 


Yu-Fang Chen – Ball State University
David Kovac – ETSU 


Sean Hawthorne – ETSU
Patrick Hopkins – South Texas College 


Chris Kelts – Missouri Sate University

Festival Registration Information

Tuition - $450

Application Fee - $25

Scholarships Available!!

Application deadline to submit a video audition April 30, 2019 

Click here to register (Registration is open)

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

 Audition Requirements

Audition Requirements

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, June 10th at 7:30 PM

Student Recital – Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 PM











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