Chamber Music Intensive

June 19–July 16, 2017


The intensive is open to nine music majors ages 20–26. We will accept four violinists, two violists, two cellists and one pianist, forming three string quartets and one piano quintet. 

The 4-week intensive will be divided into two 2-week-long sessions, each ending with a concert. Violinists, violists and cellists will be in two different groups, learning and performing a total of four works, two per session. New groups and repertoire are assigned in the beginning of the second session. The pianist will be in one group per session, learning and performing two standard piano quintets during the course of the program.

Each group will have daily hour-and-a-half coachings Monday through Friday. 
Private lessons are available at the discretion of the faculty at no additional cost.

In addition to their concerts, students will participate in masterclasses and perform at Manchester Community Library, Israel Congregation and other venues.


Violin: Heather Braun-Bakken, Joana Genova, Austin Hartman, Danwen Jiang and Jesse Mills
Viola: Amadi Azikiwe and Ariel Rudiakov
Cello: Thomas Landschoot, Sophie Shao, Caroline Stinson, Nathaniel Parke and Raman Ramakrishnan
Piano: Rieko Aizawa and Molly Morkoski

Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT 

Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT 

Student Concerts

Concerts will be held at the Riley Center for the Arts
Saturdays, July 1 and July 15
Sunday, July 16 Combined student/faculty final concert


Tuesday, June 27: Sharon Robinson, cello
Tuesday, July 11: Carmit Zori, violin                                                         

Program Fee: $500 

50% of the fee is due upon acceptance. The remaining balance is due June 1, 2017.

Application Fee: $40

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Audition Requirements
Live audition or high quality video including:

  • Movement of solo Bach (strings)
  • Movement of a Sonata (pianist)
  • Movement of a standard concerto
  • Video excerpt of a chamber music performance
  • List of chamber music repertoire
  • Photo
  • Bio

Admitted students are responsible for their own transportation and meals. Housing will be provided. 

Our 2017 application period is closed.
Watch for updates on our 2017 Chamber Music Intensive students soon!