Blue Ridge 

Chamber Music Institute 2023

Sunday, June 18– Friday, June 23


With the Blue Ridge Quartet:

Sasha Mikhlin, violin

Lisa Cridge, violin

Joey O’Donnell, viola

Lisa Liske-Doorandish, cello


This  intensive chamber music experience with our resident quartet is for advanced string players who are at least 12 years old.  (exceptional younger students will be considered).  Curriculum includes:


· Two hours of daily chamber  music coaching (beginning Sunday afternoon)

· Daily private lesson masterclasses (beginning Monday)

· Advanced string orchestra (Sinfonia)

· Faculty quartet observation

· Student and faculty concerts

· Optional enrichment elective (fiddling, celtic cello, improvisation, etc.)


Students must be playing at the following minimum levels: Violin: Suzuki book 7 or equivalent repertoire .  Viola: Suzuki book 4 or equivalent repertoire.  Cello: Suzuki book 5 or equivalent repertoire.  Guitar: Suzuki book 8 or equivalent.  Students will be selected by video submission and teacher recommendation.  Pre-formed ensembles may apply as a group.  Requirements:


· Short video of a piece that demonstrates the student’s current playing

· Recommendation letter from private teacher or chamber music instructor

· List of previous chamber music experience and repertoire studied


Application deadline for this program is April 15, 2023 but earlier is recommended.


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