Mason Chamber Music Intensive

Chamber music students rehearsing



For the more advanced violin, viola, cello, and piano student who is looking for an enhanced small chamber ensemble experience, our new Chamber Music Intensive is for you! Work with Mason School of Music professors and guest artists in two different chamber ensembles, receive daily coachings,  and enjoy special masterclasses. A final performance will complete the week!




Ages: 13-18 years
July 8-12, 2019
Times:   9:00 a.m.-4:00p.m. (M-F)
Tuition: $555 ($53 initial application fee*)
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building


*Registrants will be charged an initial $53 application fee. If approved after the audition, the tuition balance will be auto-charged on June 22nd. Otherwise, you will be refunded $50 from the application fee.

Register NowRegistration Deadline June 15, 2019

An Aftercare option is available for this program from 4-6 pm for $90/week, located in Mason’s Performing Arts Building and staffed by the Academy’s Summer Staff. After registering for this program (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for “Aftercare”, choose the corresponding week, and add to your cart – or Register Here separately.


Program Highlights:


A successful audition is required to participate in this program. In-person auditions are highly recommended. The in-person audition date is Saturday, April 27, 2019, and will take place at the Mason Community Arts Academy building near the Mason Fairfax campus. If you are not available on the audition date, you may submit audition material to via YouTube video by June 15th. Simply email June Huang a link to the YouTube video and include the students name.  For consideration of auditions past the deadline, please contact the Program Director at
See Audition Requirements

Please prepare for the following:

  • 2-3 octave major and minor scale
  • 2 contrasting excerpts that best demonstrate your ability (total time less than 5 minutes)
  • Sightreading (in-person audition only)

The following pieces are meant to be guidelines for the minimum skill level expected: (Note: they are NOT required to be used for the audition.)

  • Violin: Vivaldi Concerto in A minor RV 356
  • Viola: Telemann Concerto in G Major
  • Cello: Vivaldi Double Concerto
  • Piano: Clementi Sonatinas op. 36 no. 1-3

Registrants will be contacting via email to arrange their audition day & time – good luck!


June Huang, violin lessons Director: June Huang, Mason School of Music Professor
Email questions to
Read about Ms. Huang

Prof. June Huang serves as Director of Strings at Mason’s School of Music and holds a Masters of Arts in Violin Performance from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she was a member of the Young Artist String Quartet. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and attended the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as an undergraduate. Prof. Huang studied at the Meadowmount School of Music, Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, and Kneisel Hall. Her primary teachers include Jens Ellerman, Stephen Clapp, Ronald Copes, and Marilyn McDonald.

An active performer in the Washington, DC area, she has performed with the National Philharmonic, Harrisburg Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Wolf Trap Orchestra, Washington Ballet Orchestra, and Amadeus Orchestra. She is a frequent chamber music collaborator and has appeared in concerts with the Staunton Music Festival, Red Lodge Music Festival, Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia, and Virginia Virtuosi. A specialist on the baroque violin, Ms. Huang plays and records with Opera Lafayette, Four Nations, REBEL Baroque Orchestra and Mannheim Rocket. Leadership positions have included concertmaster of the Washington Bach Consort and the National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra.

Prof. Huang is a passionate teacher and has a strong interest in furthering the field of violin pedagogy. She is a guest clinician at many camps, schools, workshops and clinics. A teacher certified by the Suzuki Association of the Americas and a recipient of a research grant from the Levine School of Music, she visited Matsumoto and studied violin pedagogy with Dr. Suzuki.

Prof. Huang founded and directed the String Camp/Strings Plus at Levine Music in Washington DC for 26 years.


Other Instructors TBA


Guest Artist: Gunston Trio (June Huang violin, Gerald Fowkes cello, John Healey piano)
Gunston Trio playing



Special thanks to our program supporter:


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To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.