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2015 Chamber Music Festivals

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Directed by Dr. Angela Yeung and sponsored by the Greater San Diego Music Coterie, the Chamber Music Festivals at the University of San Diego have provided a unique opportunity for chamber-music making and public performance for musicians of all ages since 2006. Experienced chamber musicians enjoy the challenge of an intense coaching and performance schedule. Those with little or no chamber music experience appreciate the careful grouping of ensembles, selection of pieces, and guidance by experienced coaches. The gains from each festival surpass those of the chamber music experience alone: musical appetites, self-confidence, and spirit of teamwork are sparked, and lasting friendships are formed.

Each year the University of San Diego hosts a weekend chamber music festival in February – Winter Chamber Heat (WCH), and a day/evening chamber music festival at the end of June and beginning of July – Summer Festival. The best ensembles from both festivals are invited to perform at the Annual Festival Concert in February, a week before WCH.

Coaching sessions for both festivals are conducted by members of the San Diego Symphony and music faculty of the University of San Diego. Participants of advanced musical levels may perform along with the coaches at concerts.

The Chamber Music Festivals welcome individual participants and pre-formed groups. Each member of the pre-formed group must complete the application form separately. The Festivals are open for auditing. Those interested may contact Dr. Angela Yeung at

Volunteering at and donations to the Festivals are most welcome. Donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law. Please contact Dr. Angela Yeung at

Third Annual Festival Concert
Sunday, February 15 at 2 p.m. Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall

Featuring coaches and best participants ensembles from previous Chamber Music Festivals. Tickets $12 regular and $10 students/seniors. Contact Dr. Angela Yeung at for program updates and advanced ticket sales.

Seventh Winter Chamber Heat (WCH)
February 20 to 22, 2015

A weekend of intensive 
chamber music making and coaching culminates with the Participants Concert on Sunday, February 23 at 2 p.m. in the Shiley Theatre.

Cost: $145 festival fee and $25 for four tickets to the concerts
on February 15 and 22.
 Fee includes a festival T-shirt and $50 credit towards the 2015 Summer Festival. (Tickets to the Participants Concert alone are $12 regular and $8 students/seniors. Contact Dr. Angela Yeung at for program updates and advanced ticket sales.) Pre-College applicants must have their application form signed by the parent/guardian. All individual participants will be assigned to various ensembles by Festival staff. New applicants must submit a short recording of your playing by the application deadline on January 9, 2015.

2015 Application Form

2015 WCH Schedule

Application Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2015. An Additional $50 late fee applies to all applications received after January 9.

Tenth Annual Summer Chamber Festival
June 21 to July 5, 2015

Opening Faculty Concert
Sunday, June 21 at 2 p.m. Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall

Student Participants: morning and weekend sessions; advanced student participants age 15 and older may apply to participate in the evening sessions as well.

Adult participants: evening and weekend sessions with optional morning sessions.
Details and application form will be posted in March 2015. E-mail for inquiry prior to March 2015.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2015.