The Chamber Intensive is a rigorous one-week summer program for beginner to advanced string and piano players between the ages 12 – 30. Students come together in a social setting using teamwork and leadership skills to create music with one another. The 2019 program will be from July 27 – August 3 at the UAA Fine Arts Building and will include daily rehearsals, coachings, individual lessons, master classes, and concerts. The faculty members are dedicated to helping each student enjoy chamber music and blossom as artists and musicians.
*Financial aid and scholarships are available for students who are incapable of paying the full tuition fee. Proof of financial limitation is required. If you are in need of financial aid please fill out and submit The Financial Aid Form
*Please note that this schedule is subject to change*
UAA Fine Arts Building
Saturday – Sunday (July 27 - July 29, 1:00-5:00PM)
Lessons, coachings, rehearsals
Monday – Friday (July 30 - August 2)
9:00-12:00: Lessons/coachings/rehearsals with chamber group
1:00-2:00: Workshop (Technique class, Yoga for Musicians, Rhythm Class, Theory Class, etc)
2:10-4:00: Individual/chamber group master classes
4:00-5:00: Lessons/coachings/rehearsals with chamber group
7:30/8:00: Concert (see below for required attendance)
Saturday (August 3)
12:00PM-2PM: Final lessons/coachings/rehearsals
3PM: Student Concert
Tuition, fees and deadlines.
WHAT IT INCLUDES. Tuition is inclusive of room and board, and all Chamber Intensive activities (lessons, coachings, workshops, masterclasses, and concerts). Students are housed at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus dorms. Students who reside in the Anchorage area and wish to commute from home will be deducted the cost of room and board ($500), and would be responsible to pay the remaining tuition amount ($700).
FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP. We have a generous amount of financial aid and scholarship funds available (made possible by foundations and patrons). Students who are unable to pay the full tuition fee are encouraged to apply for aid (CLICK HERE).
PAYMENT. Students will receive instruction on how to pay tuition with their acceptance letters.
An application fee of $30 must be submitted with the Application for Admission.
Please note that there is a late fee of $50 should applications be turned in after the deadline.
APPLICATION FORMS. Due March 30, 2019
TUITION. Due April 30, 2019
Terms and conditions
All payments and fees are non-refundable.
DEADLINE: March 30, 2018, 11:59 pm
Financial aid and scholarships are available for students who are incapable of paying the full tuition fee. Proof of financial limitation is required. Read and follow the instructions carefully prior to submitting your application.
July 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Anchorage Fine Arts Society
6910 Catine Circle
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
Winners perform in a festival concert or masterclass.
Only Chamber Intensive students are eligible to compete.
Students are responsible for providing their own accompanist for the competition.
Each performance is limited to 7 minutes.
Students must announce their name, title and composer of work before performing.
Arrive 30 minutes before the competition. Contestants will draw numbers and perform in the selected order.
Concerti and solo works must be memorized.
Dress code is formal.
Masterclasses with our Faculty Artists are open to the public with free admission.
UAA Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall
Thursday, August 2nd at 4PM
Friday, August 3rd at 4PM
String Quartet Fellowship.
The String Quartet Fellowship Program is a full-scholarship course for emerging quartets early in their professional careers. The program serves as an opportunity for quartets to hone their artistry as well as gain performing, teaching and entrepreneurial experiences.
The Fellowship Program includes the following:
Intensive rehearsal schedule
Teach Chamber Intensive students and coach student groups (1-2 hours everyday)
Performances in non-traditional venues as part of the Outreach Project
Performances in a festival concert and the Chamber Intensive Student Recital
Perform side-by-side with artists
Concert recordings provided (video and audio)
Performance in a masterclass
Free admission to all Festival concerts
Lodging provided by host family
Most meals included (bring pocket-money for several meals)
Application form from each member of the quartet
Application fee ($120 per group)
Audition recording/video portraying best performance of the quartet (20-30 minutes of choice)
Applications are due by March 30, 2019, 11:59 pm. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be accepted with an additional $50 late fee.
9:00 - 11:00: Rehearsal
11:00 - 12:00: Coaching
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
1:00 - 2:00: Teach/Outreach Performance
2:00 - 4:00: Rehearsal
4:00 - 5:00: Teach/Coaching/Masterclass
7:30PM: Festival Concert (Mon, Wed, Fri)
Tuesday and Thursday evenings: free time / optional rehearsals