Horizontal TabsDescription For more than sixty years, adult musicians have come to Interlochen to read, play and polish great works of chamber music together. Monday, August 17, 2015 to Sunday, August 23, 2015 Registration Fee: $525 / Early Bird Registration (until April 1): $500 String or Wind musicians: Click here to Register! Pianists: Click here to Register! Chamber musicians from around the world immerse themselves in instruction and performances with a faculty of leading string, keyboard, and woodwind musicians. A variety of class options provide an enriching and flexible experience to all participants, including daily reading pairings or intensive study. Pedagogy workshops, masterclasses, participant performances, large coached ensembles, and the Chamber Concert Series, featuring daily performances with the Enso String Quartet and notable faculty members from leading university musical instrument performance programs, round out this remarkable Camp. Information about this year's theme: "Later Life’s Sage Perspectives" can be found under the Repertoire tab above. The 2015 daily schedule, program definitions, and other details will be posted mid January under the Schedule tab above. At registration, all participants will be asked a series of questions about their primary and secondary instruments, along with their wishes to participate in either the "Horizons" or "Polestar" track (see definitions below). For pianists, please also be prepared to answer information about the repertoire you plan to prepare ahead of time for coachings and your wishes to participate in the Piano Duet and Two-Piano Repertory Class (see definition below). Organized Chamber Music Groups: Coaching with FacultyParticipants may choose one of the following tracks for the Organized Chamber Music Groups that will be coached by faculty: “Horizons,” our traditional organized ensemble experience with exposure to a variety of repertoire and ensemble pairings. Individuals will be placed in groups with others of like abilities and interests for the first two days with the option then of requesting personnel, repertoire and coaches for their groups for the rest of the week. “Polestar,” a more intensive study experience allowing a group to focus on a more limited amount of repertoire covered in greater detail. “Polestar” is ideal for pre-formed groups and those individuals who wish to work with one group in a more intense exploration and refining of a piece. Individuals opting for this track will be matched with players of similar experience and interest at the beginning of the week. Piano Duet and Two-Piano Repertory ClassAn opportunity to perform in master classes, individually coached sessions, and to learn about piano ensemble technique and repertoire. Pre-formed duos welcome. Faculty will help match players who need partners. Preparation of repertoire in advance is encouraged, but not required. Pianists may choose from the following options: Participate solely in the Duet and Two-piano Repertory Class; Play chamber music with string and/or wind instruments and participate in the Duet and Two-piano Repertory Class; or Play chamber music with string and/or wind instruments solely (limited availability) Faculty Guest Artists-in-Residence: Enso String Quartet Adult Chamber Music Camp Guest Artists-in-Residence David Salness Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Violin and Artistic Director Daniel Sender Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Violin and Daily Scheduler Ines Voglar Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Violin Joël Belgique Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Viola Edward Gazouleas Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Viola Evelyn Elsing Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Cello Benjamin Karp Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Cello Cary Lewis Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Piano and Piano Coordinator Colette Valentine Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Piano Jay Mauchley Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Piano Sandy Mauchley Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Piano Wendy Rose Adult Chamber Music Faculty - Bassoon and Wind Coordinator Schedule Coming soon! Please check back in early 2015 for more details. Repertoire 2015 Theme: Later Life’s Sage Perspectives Last year’s theme, “The Exuberance of Youth,” allowed us to explore some of those precocious composers, who managed to write some of their most compelling and inspired works before they had even reached full adulthood. Their fresh, cocky and sometimes naïve notions proved energizing to us all. This year we approach the creative process from the polar opposite with our theme “Later Life’s Sage Perspectives.” Here we can focus on how life’s rich experiences inform great composers, propelling them to produce music of profundity, empathy, and wistful nostalgia sometimes culminating in grand valedictory. Some gravitate more toward sadness, while others embrace true joy even through infirmity. Ultimately, all strive for a measure of peace and purpose. 2015 Repertoire Repertoire choices for the faculty concert, the large conducted ensembles, and the daily group assignments will embrace this year's theme, with more details posted here as the date draws near. We hope this will enrich your understanding of these historic composers as you see how their music’s insights mirror some of the perspectives gleaned from your life’s journey. À Votre Santé!