Illinois Wesleyan to Host Chamber Music Festival

June 19, 2014                          

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University will host the Illinois Chamber Music Festival and Camp July 6-26. The festival offers junior high, high school and college-age musicians the opportunity to participate in an intensive three-week chamber music program taught by Illinois Wesleyan faculty and guest artists.

The program consists of daily coaching and master classes for strings, piano, wind instruments and harp, and a 12-concert series featuring both students and faculty. Students will participate in at least two performances, ranging from duets to quintets. All performances are free and open to the public.

“During the program students get in-depth music training that they don’t have the opportunity to receive during the school year,” said Lisa Nelson, festival director and visiting professor of music at Illinois Wesleyan. “It provides a stimulating environment where they observe the performances of faculty and peers, and immerse themselves in musical study with others who share the same passions and goals.”

A few spaces may be available in this year’s program. Musicians should contact Nelson for more information.

Performances will begin on Sunday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m., and end on Saturday, July 26, at 3 p.m. All concerts will take place in Westbrook Auditorium on Illinois Wesleyan’s campus.

For additional information about the music festival, visit their website or contact Nelson at

Contact: Danielle Kamp ’15, (309) 556-3181,