Young Musicians Chamber Music Workshop

July 2017

Any new registrations for Young Musicians Chamber Camp for July 2017 will now be combined with our 2-week Chicago Chamber Music Workshop for a complete Chamber experience.

Click here to download a PDF brochure for the Chicago Chamber Music Workshop!

Faculty

Rhona Reagen, Director

Rhona Reagen has been on faculty at MYAC since its inception in 1992. Rhona earned a B.M. summa cum laude and an M.S. with distinction from DePaul University. She is a former director of the Elmhurst College Suzuki Program and the Elmhurst College Music Therapy Clinic. Rhona is also a former faculty member of National Louis University. In 2008, Rhona was chosen as the ASTA studio teacher of the year by her colleagues and was in the first class of teachers certified in the O’Connor String Method. Currently, she maintains an active private Suzuki studio in Skokie and serves as workshop clinician and adjudicator throughout the state of Illinois. Rhona is also a part time instructor and sectional coach at Highland Park High School and coaches chamber music at several local high schools. In 2014 Rhona was appointed to the Illinois ASTA Board of Directors as State Chairperson for the ASTACAP National Exam. Rhona has been a member of the MYA Board of Directors since its inception and is currently serving on the Executive Board. Rhona has been fortunate to have had several excellent mentors including Dr. Allan Dennis, Dr. Milton Goldberg, Betty Haag, Dr. Thomas Brown, Thaddeus Kozuch, Terry Spina, Julian Leviton, Rebecca Sandrok, and Gwen Furbee Ying.

Who

MYAC’s Young Musicians Chamber Music Workshop is open to violinists, violists, and cellists entering the 8th grade or lower as of Fall 2017*. Prior chamber music experience is not necessary, though it is expected that students be at a minimum level of experience (listed below) in order to benefit from the workshop.

Minimum Level of Experience

Violin: Suzuki Book 4 or equivalent

Viola: Suzuki Book 3 or equivalent

Cello: Suzuki Book 2 or equivalent

*Students must be taking private lessons.

Application

Students wishing to participate in the Chicago Chamber Music Workshop must:

Applications are only reviewed when all materials are received.

*MYAC Orchestra students do not need to submit an audition video.

Audition Video Requirements

All applicants not in MYAC’s Orchestra Program must submit an audition video.

All audition videos must be clearly labeled with the student’s name, the title “2017 Chicago Chamber Music Workshop,” and must include:

  • One solo piece, preferably the most advanced the student has learned

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 Young Musicians Chamber Music Workshop.) Including a link in the Secure Online Application is preferred.

Questions?

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Victor Ribadeneyra at (847) 926-9898 or victor@mya.org.

We hope to see you at the 2017 Chicago Chamber Music Workshop!