2014 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 email@example.com.
Volunteering at and donations to the Festivals are most welcome. Donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law. Please contact Dr. Angela Yeung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sixth Winter Chamber Heat (WCH)
February 21 to 23, 2014
A weekend (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon) of chamber music coaching with public concert at the end of the festival.
Pre-WCH - Annual Festival Concert, Sunday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m.
Featuring best chamber music ensembles from past participants.
Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall
Tickets $12 regular and $10 students/seniors
WCH Cost: $135 for all participants. Festival fee includes use of practice and rehearsal facilities, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, a free T-shirt, and $50 credit towards the 2014 Summer Festival. Each WCH participant will be asked to purchase 4 tickets with a deep discount total cost of $25 (regular ticket is $12 for regular admission and $10 for senior or student). The four tickets can be used in any combination for the Festival Concert on February 16 and the WCH Participants Concert on February 23, both at 2 p.m. in the Shiley Theatre.
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 10, 2014.
Application Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2014.
An additional $50 late fee applies to all applications received.
Eighth Annual Summer Chamber Festival
June 23 to July 6, 2014
Application Deadline: Friday, May 9, 2014.
Details and application form will be posted in March 2014. E-mail email@example.com for inquiry prior to March 2014.