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Illinois Chamber Music Festival and Camp

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Illinois Chamber Music Festival

As part of its Summer Music Programs, Illinois Wesleyan University offers a Chamber Music Festival to young musicians of college, high school, and junior high ages, who wish to participate in intensive musical training on the historic campus of Illinois Wesleyan University. All performances are free and open to the public and take place in Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall, 1210 Park St., Bloomington, Illinois.

Illinois Chamber Music Festival at IWU July 9-29, 2023

Piano Quartet
Founder and Music Director:  Nina Gordon Executive Director:  Lisa Nelson

The Illinois Chamber Music Festival at IWU for strings, piano, winds, and harp will be held July 9-29, 2023. This program is designed for young musicians who wish to participate in intensive chamber music training. The schedule consists of daily coaching, rehearsals, master classes, and performances by students and faculty. Other studies and activities include music theory and history, handbell choir, international dance, tennis, and swimming.

July 9-29, 2023: Full in-person chamber music program at IWU. Room and board will be available for a limited number of residential participants.

Pre-formed groups with prepared repertoire will be able to perform in opening master classes.

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Summer Voice Intensive June 9-13

IWU Summer Voice Intensive

June 9-13, 2022
Open to all high school students (including rising 9th graders)
Work on classical to contemporary vocal music with experts! Focus on languages, stage craft, movement and more. 

Learn more or register here