Chamber Music Festival
String Chamber Music Festival at East Tennessee State University
Festival Dates: Monday, June 7 - Saturday, June 12
Location: ETSU Campus
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. Students will be asked to follow the current CDC guidelines with appropriate social distancing and mask wearing during classes.
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, yields an inspiring setting for this incredible festival!
For more information or questions, contact Dr. David Kovac
David Kovac – ETSU
Chris Kelts – Missouri Sate University
Festival Registration Information
Tuition - $450
Application Fee - $25 Not required until you are accepted!
Limited Scholarships Available!!
Application deadline to submit a video audition May 15, 2021
Room and Board
- $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
2) A contrasting solo piece (2-3 minutes) or a short excerpt of your choice from the standard chamber music repertoire that best represents your current level (duet, trio, quartet) 1-2 minutes long.
Chamber samples are listed below, other excerpts may also be used.
Submit your YouTube video links on the registration form.
Faculty Recital – Wednesday, June 9 @ 7:30, Martin Center
Student Orchestra Performance - Friday, June 11 @ 7:30, TBD
Student Chamber Recital – Saturday, June 12 @ 4:30 - Martin Center