Greater San Diego Chamber Music Festival
Click here to download a flyer of the 2014 Chamber Music Festival
Held on the beautiful University of San Diego campus, the Chamber Music Festival was established by Dr. Angela Yeung in the summer of 2006. The Greater San Diego Music Coterie now co-sponsors both the Winter and the Summer Festivals along with the USD Department of Music, providing a unique opportunity for chamber-music making and public performance for musicians of all ages and technical levels in an intensive yet non-competitive environment. With coaching provided by members of the San Diego Symphony and faculty members from the USD Music Department, experienced chamber musicians enjoy the challenge of an intense coaching and performance schedule; those of most advanced musical levels may perform along with the coaches at concerts. Musicians with little or no chamber music experience appreciate the careful grouping of ensembles, selection of pieces, and guidance by experienced coaches. The gains from each festival surpass those of the chamber music experience alone: musical appetites, self-confidence, and spirit of teamwork are sparked, and lasting friendships are formed.
The Chamber Music Festivals are open to individuals or pre-formed groups (e.g. duet, trio, quartet, etc), and auditing is welcome. Student participants must be taking private lessons on their primary instrument in order to apply. On-campus housing is available for participants in the Summer Festival.
Volunteering and donations to the Festivals are most welcome. Donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law. Please contact Dr. Angela Yeung at email@example.com.
Sixth Annual Winter Chamber Heat
February 21 to February 23, 2014
Ninth Annual Summer Chamber Festival
June 23 to July 6, 2014
Student Participants: morning and weekend sessions; advanced student participants age 15 and older may apply to participate in the evening sessions as well.
Adult participants: evening and weekend sessions with optional morning sessions.
For a glance of the full schedule, please download the “2014 Summer Festival Schedule” below.
Sunday, June 29, 2:00 pm, Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall
Opening Faculty Concert, featuring Festival coaches
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
June 30, July 1, 2, and 3
La Gran Terraza, Hahn University Center
Participants Noon-Hour Concerts (begins at 12:15pm)
Thursday, July 3, 7:30 pm, French Parlor, Founders Hall Participants Evening Concert
Saturday, July 5, 2:00 pm, Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall
Final Participants Concert #1
Sunday, July 6, 2:00 pm, Shiley Theatre, Camino Hall
Final Participants Concert #2
Cost: $490 for adults (age 18 or older) or $385 students (all ages). Festival fee includes use of practice and rehearsal facilities, group lunch on June 29 and July 5, and a free T-shirt. All participants will be expected to purchase a minimum of 6 tickets to any of the ticketed concerts during the Summer Festival.
Pre-College applicants must have their application form signed by the parent/guardian. All individual participants will be assigned to various ensembles by Festival staff. New applicants must submit a short recording of your playing by the application deadline. The recording is not an audition but a mean for us to get to know the technical level of each individual participant. The Summer Festival is non-competitive and welcomes musicians of all ages and technical levels.
On-campus housing (single or multiple occupancy) is available for out-of-town participants. Please contact Dr. Angela Yeung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: Friday, May 9, 2014. An additional $100 late fee applies to all applications received after May 9, 2014.