Illinois Wesleyan to Host Chamber Music Camp and Festival

April 1, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.-As part of its Summer Music Program, Illinois Wesleyan will host a Chamber Music Camp and Festival for strings, winds, harp and piano June 21-July 2 in Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington).

The camp is open to high school and junior high school students who wish to participate in intensive chamber music training. The cost of tuition is $450. Housing and meals for overnight students are available for an additional $390. Applications can be obtained by visiting the Web site at The deadline for applying is May 1, 2005. Need-based scholarships are available.

The camp consists of intensive chamber music training that includes daily coaching, rehearsals, master classes, elective studies, and performances by students and faculty.

Faculty for the Chamber Music Camp will include:


Tom Hall, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (master classes)
Eugene Pazin, Chicago Lyric Opera; faculty University of Illinois, Chicago (master classes)
Michael Barta, professor of violin and chamber music, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Julieta Mihai, concertmaster, Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Lisa Nelson, lecturer in music, Illinois Wesleyan
Terrine Gomez, artistic advisor, director of the Young Artists Studio, Champaign


Francisco Marchan, principal violist, Opera Illinois, Peoria
Michael Hall, professor of viola, Illinois Wesleyan


Nina Gordon, professor of cello and chamber music, Illinois Wesleyan; principal, Illinois     Symphony Orchestra
Edward Stevens, masters program, Indiana University


Lawrence Campbell, professor of piano, Illinois Wesleyan (master classes)
Susan Brandon, professor of piano, Illinois Wesleyan
R. Kent Cook, professor of piano, Illinois Wesleyan
Joy Doran, Illinois Wesleyan Preparatory Department

Wind Instruments

William West, professor of flute, Illinois Wesleyan

Gordon is the music director for the camp, Lisa Nelson, lecturer in music at IWU is the executive director and Terrine Gomez, is the artistic advisor. For additional information call (309) 556-3547.