Summer Chamber Music Festival

2014 Academy participants performing at the final concert.

Trio Céleste directs a Summer Chamber Music Festival at University of California, Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Every summer, talented young musicians from throughout the region and beyond come together for one of the most unique and rewarding musical experiences available in Southern California.

This 10-day long intensive features daily coaching sessions, performance classes, Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes, music theory classes, as well as specialized professional seminars focusing on topics such as instrument care, rehearsal technique, using music for positive change, and much more.

Participants are assigned to groups and repertoire based on their audition, and all groups are featured in the final concert on the last day of the Academy. Each participant will be assigned to two or more groups, and some groups will offer the opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside a member of Trio Céleste.

The Academy is open to ages 12-19, and scholarships and financial aid are available. Qualifying high school juniors and seniors can receive a university credit for participation in the Academy. Participants may also elect to reside on-campus in UC Irvine residence halls for the duration of the Academy. Please contact Megan McDonald, Director of Outreach Programs at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, for more information.

Application deadline: TBD
Scholarship deadline: TBD
Live auditions: June 3, 2017, 1 PM
Festival dates: July 5-14, 2017, 9 AM – 4 PM
Final concert: July 14, 2017, time TBD

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