Avalon Quartet Chamber Music Retreat

June 15-18, 2020
Grades 8-12 (grade completion)


About

Open to individual string players or pre-formed groups. The study of chamber music is one of the best ways to develop your listening skills while enjoying performing some of the greatest works in the repertoire. This retreat is designed to improve your performance skills and musicianship.

You will benefit from:

  • Daily coachings
  • masterclasses
  • A private lesson
  • Free concerts and seminars
  • Recreational activities

You will stay in Gilbert Hall during the retreat. Your experience will end with a concert open to your friends and family.

The precise schedule and other information will be sent by the end of May.


Registration

Participation in the Avalon Quartet Chamber Music Retreat is by application only.

Completed application form with the private teacher’s recommendation and a five-minute recording due May 1, 2020.

Accepted applicants will be emailed a link with the registration form.

Application Form


Instructors

Students work with several NIU faculty members, as well as the Avalon String Quartet, one of the country's leading chamber music ensembles. The members of the Avalon String Quartet include: Blaise Magniere, Marie Wang, Anthony Devroye and Cheng-Hou Lee are also NIU faculty members.


Sample Schedule

A general overview of the camp schedule is below. A detailed daily schedule will be sent to you in early-June.

Date and Time

Activity

Location

Monday, June 15
8-9 a.m.

Check-in

First, take your luggage to Gilbert Hall. Next, go to the nearby Music Building. Free parking is available in front of Gilbert Hall and in the lot south of the Music Building.

Monday, June 15, to Thursday, June 18

Camp activities

Daily activity details will be forthcoming.

Thursday, June 18
4 p.m.

Chamber performance

Recital Hall (Music Building)

After the performance, pick up your luggage from Gilbert Hall.