Adults – Summer 2021

ADULT CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP – August 11-14, 2021

Featuring graduates of the Juilliard School and other major conservatories as Artist-Faculty

Final Enrollment Deadline: April 30, 2021

Adult Chamber Music Workshop – SECURE ONLINE APPLICATION
Adult Chamber Music Workshop – PRINTABLE APPLICATION

To see a sample schedule for the workshop, click here:
Adult Chamber Music Workshop – SCHEDULE

The Charles Ives Music Festival at the WCYO invites all instrumentalists ages 22 and over who have a passion for music, are interested in expanding their chamber music experience and exploring the repertoire, and have at least two years of experience on their instrument. Throughout the workshop, participants will work extensively with Artist-Faculty in a unique and inspiring artistic environment to develop their artistry and musicianship. CIMF is led by Artistic Director Paul Frucht.

General Information:

– All events will take place at First Congregational Church in Ridgefield in unless otherwise noted.

– The workshop begins with a concert on the evening of Wednesday, August 11th. A CIMF welcome reception will follow. 

– Beginning on August 12th, participants will each rehearse in one chamber music group culminating in a concert performance on Saturday, August 14th. Each group will include at least one Artist-Faculty member who will lead all rehearsals throughout the workshop.

– Participants will each receive one 45-minute private lesson with an Artist-Faculty member.

– Participants will attend in master classes led by the Artist-Faculty focusing on both solo and chamber works. Participants will also attend specialized seminars focusing on repertoire study, music theory, music history, and contemporary issues related to concert music. 

– Participants will receive a professional, archival recording of their performances with their chamber groups. 

– Tuition for Workshop is $500.00. Financial aid is available.

– Included in tuition are tickets to all CIMF artist concerts throughout the workshop and the prior CIMF week, which will feature guest artists including the Ulysses Quartet.

Application Procedure:

– Download the enrollment form using the link above. Complete the form and send it as an email attachment to wcyo@wctyo.org, or mail the form to the following address:  WCYO, PO Box 964, Ridgefield, CT 06877

– There is a $30 application fee due at the time of application submission.

– All application forms must be postmarked by April 30, 2021 if sent by mail or submitted no later than 11:59 PM EST on April 30, 2021if completed online or emailed.

– All auditions this year will take place via video, which must be submitted within one month of the date of submitting the application. Videos should be submitted either as email attachments or via Google Drive or another data sharing service such as Dropbox. Please upload a video of yourself performing two contrasting works and put them in a folder titled
“Your Name – CIMF Adult Workshop 2020”. Share a link to the folder with wcyo@wctyo.org and paul.frucht@gmail.com.

Please contact us with any questions at wcyo@wctyo.org or (203) 894-8786.

Charles Ives Music Festival at the WCYO reserves the right to make changes of any nature in the program based upon enrollment and represented instrumentation. This includes changes in content, cancelling of scheduled activities, or substitution of activities.