Anchorage Chamber Music Festival



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.


Application deadline extended to April 22!


Application deadline: APRIL 15, 2019

Admission Requirements:
-Completed Application for Admission Form
-Audition video: Students are required to submit a 10 – 15 minute video of two contrasting works of choice.
-Tuition fee*

*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 28, 1:00-5:00PM)
Lessons, coachings, rehearsals
Faculty Concert

Monday – Friday (July 29 - August 2)
9:00-12:00: Lessons/coachings/rehearsals with chamber group
12:00-1:00: Lunch
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: Faculty Concert

Saturday (August 3)
12:00PM-2PM: Final lessons/coachings/rehearsals
3PM: Student Concert

Tuition, fees and deadlines.

Tuition: $1,200
Without room and board: $700

WHAT IT INCLUDES. $1,200 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.

Application Fee:

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 April 15, 2019
TUITION. Due April 30, 2019

Terms and conditions

All payments and fees are non-refundable.


Financial Aid.

Application deadline extended to April 22!

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019, 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.


Student Competition.


July 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm
UAA Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

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 1 at 4PM
Friday, August 2 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

  • Daily coachings

  • 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)

Admission Requirements:

  • Application form

  • Application fee ($120 per group)

  • Audition recording/video portraying best performance of the quartet (20-30 minutes of choice)

Applications are due by April 15, 2019, 11:59 pm. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be accepted with an additional $50 late fee.

Sample Schedule:

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