Chamber Music Workshops Look to the Internet in 2020

When the Coronavirus began its rampage across the world in February and March and cancellations, restrictions and quarantines followed, it was hard to imagine that life would continue to be so deeply impacted through the summer months. While players around the world struggled to find ways to continue playing without gathering with others and with extremely limited online options, summer workshops were still something to look forward to. Alas, one by one, ACMP was notified of program after program that has been cancelled. Many are not taking place at all while others have been postponed.

In the last few weeks, we’ve heard from some workshop organizers who are creating online chamber music programs for adult amateur players. While a far cry from the usual in-person experience, they offer a variety of chamber music content. We’ve started to compile details of these to share with our members.

Pleast note: as with the Workshop Guide, this information is for informational purposes only. ACMP does not endorse any program listed. ACMP’s only interest is in providing information that we believe will be useful to the ACMP community.

 

The 2020 Online Chamber Music Workshop, as part of the 3rd Annual Harvard Music Festival
https://www.harvardculture.org/arts-events/cmw-main/
Dates: June 22 – 27

 

Amateur Music Network Online Workshops 

We’re really excited about our new series of online workshops. This month we have a session with Eugene Izotov, the amazing principal oboist from the SF Symphony who will discuss his career as leader of the wind sections of the Chicago Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera, and the SF Symphony, and he’ll take questions from participants. More workshops are being added soon, and we’ll keep you posted. 
https://amateurmusic.org/info/workshops/
Registrations now open

Composers Conference, Chamber Music Workshop – Jessica Tong, Chamber Music Workshop Director

Due to Covid-19, we have had to cancel our in-person Chamber Music Workshop for 2020. Instead, we are pleased to offer the On-Line Chamber Music Workshop from July 27-August 1, 2020 (Week 1 only). Please find more details in the “Activities” and “Tuition” tabs on the website.

For more than 70 years, the Chamber Music Workshop (CMW) has provided amateur musicians with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of chamber music by collaborating with friends old and new, while learning from world-class performers.

Dates: July 27-August 1, 2020 

Information: https://www.composersconference.org/programs/chamber-music-workshop/

 

Amherst Early Music Online Festival

We’re planning a 6-day online festival in July, when we would have held our live festival. We plan to run at least 20 classes and 4-7 short concerts with conversation.

More information to here

 

Apple Hill Virtual Summer 2020

Committed to fulfilling our mission, but with safety concerns of paramount importance, Apple Hill has shifted to hosting an abbreviated, online summer program. Open to all, this combination of concerts, lectures, and discussions will embody the unique and diverse music-making of the Apple Hill community. Links will be available on our website  and videos of live streams will be shared the following day on our YouTube channel.

https://applehill.org/apple-hill-virtual-summer-2020/

 

 

Inside Music Academy Virtual Summer Festival

Anthea Kreston, Director of Inside Music Academy, began an online summer music academy three weeks ago. She has expanded the options to adult learners and offers a 5-day, affordable sessions starting mid-June – appropriate for adults at all levels. It’s packed with content, including Rise-and-Shine warmups, lessons, practice buddies, recitals and a nice list of electives from music history to blogging and more. 
 

Five-day sessions start June 15

More information here: www.InsideMusicAcademy.com

 

Oberlin Summer Baroque Performance Institute

In order to protect the health of guests and community during the Covid-19 pandemic, the 49th annual Baroque Performance Institute will be held virtually, rather than on campus. The organizers are planning a rich selection of online programming during this seven-day institute, which will focus on the music, life, and milieu of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Dates: June 22 – 28

Registration: June 1

Information: https://www.oberlin.edu/summer-programs/bpi

 

Puget Sound Chamber Music Workshop

Virtual Camp

Dates: Monday, July 13 – Saturday, July 18, 2020
Time: See schedule below
Director: Kim Zabelle
Location: By Zoom invitation

https://www.musiccenternw.org/workshops

 

If you know of any additional online chamber music programs of this type, please let us know at acmp@acmp.net

 

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