Chicago Chamber Music Workshop
July 5 - July 23, 2016
Midwest Young Artists Conservatory's nationally recognized Chicago Chamber Music Workshop (CCMW) offers students an unparalleled musical experience in a fun and supportive environment. An outstanding faculty, nurturing staff, and beautiful setting will inspire students to explore new ideas, discover new talents, and learn skills that will stay with them forever.
Classes and rehearsals are held at the historic MYA Conservatory Center in Fort Sheridan at 878 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL. Non-residential students arrive each morning and depart in the evening, and Residential students stay in air-conditioned dormitories at Trinity International University with one roommate and receive shuttle service to and from activities each day.
While at the Chicago Chamber Music Workshop, students will rehearse in a chamber group both with a faculty member and independently. To create an intensive experience, groups rotate each week after performing on Saturday Chamber Music Soirees held at the MYAC Center. Students will also attend music theory, sonata, and music history classes and participate in MYAC’s Evening Orchestras*—which is included in the tuition!
*Please note that MYAC’s Evening Orchestra meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings from July 5 to July 23, 2016. Students are encouraged to attend all rehearsals, please see the Evening Orchestras page for details.
Sample Daily Schedule
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.: Breakfast (Residential students only)
8:45 - 10:00 a.m.: Music Theory / History / Scale Class
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Chamber Coachings
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Chamber Coachings
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Lessons / Performance Class / Master Class
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Dinner (Residential students only on non-Evening Orchestra nights)
6:30 - 10:00 p.m.: Recitals / Orchestra Rehearsal / Ravinia Trips / Free Time
Important 2016 Dates
Saturday Chamber Music Soirees (11:00 a.m., MYAC Center)
Saturday, July 9
Saturday, July 16
Saturday, July 23
Final Evening Orchestra Concert (1:00 p.m., MYAC Center)
Saturday, July 23
Ravinia Trips, TBA
MYAC’s Chicago Chamber Music Workshop is for serious string and piano students or pre-formed ensembles entering grades 7 through 12 as of Fall 2016 who are seeking an exceptional comprehensive chamber music camp.
Chicago Chamber Music Workshop, Residential: $3,800
Chicago Chamber Music Workshop, Non-Residential: $2,700
Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Click here to apply for Financial Aid for the Chicago Chamber Music Workshop. We ask that the Financial Aid Application be received at the same time as the Secure Online Application.
Upon acceptance after review of the application materials, you must remit a $1,000 Participation Deposit. Participation Deposits are non-refundable and applicable toward the tuition. Tuition is due in full by June 15, 2016. Deposit and Tuition payments can be made here.
All summer deposits are non-refundable. Tuition payments are non-refundable unless a detailed medical Doctor’s note is submitted at least two weeks before the beginning of the workshop or camp; absolutely no refunds are issued after two weeks before the beginning of the camp.
Students or pre-formed ensembles wishing to participate in the Chicago Chamber Music Workshop must:
- Complete and submit the Secure Online Application found here.
- Submit the $50 non-refundable application fee here (applicable to tuition upon enrollment)
- Submit an Audition Video*
Applications are only reviewed when all materials are received. The Chicago Chamber Music Workshop is limited to 6 to 8 ensembles, and admission is conducted on a rolling basis. The suggested deadline for all materials is May 1, 2016.
*MYAC Concert and Symphony Orchestra students, along with 2015 CCMW students, do not need to submit an audition video.
Audition Video Requirements
All applicants not in MYAC’s Concert and Symphony Orchestra or who have not participated in the 2015 CCMW must submit an audition video by May 1, 2016.
All audition videos must be clearly labeled and must include:
- Two pieces/movements of contrasting style
- One major and one minor 3 octave scale
Audition videos can be mailed as a DVD to 878 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL 60040 Att. Elizabeth Choi, or submitted as a link from a video sharing site (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) on the Secure Online Application (Titled: Student Name 2016 Chicago Chamber Music Workshop.) Including a link in the Secure Online Application is preferred.
If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Choi at (847) 926-9898 or ElizabethChoi@mya.org.
We hope to see you at the 2016 Chicago Chamber Music Workshop!