Summer 2020 registration is open!
MASON CHAMBER MUSIC INTENSIVE
For the more advanced violin, viola, cello, bass, 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!
- Each participant will be in two different ensembles
- Ensembles will receive daily coaching with a faculty member
- Guest artists will present master classes on special topics
- Participants will participate in stretch sessions designed to prevent overuse injuries
- The Gunston Trio will perform an opening concert
- All groups will perform on the Friday final concert
Dates: July 6–10 (M-F)
Times: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Mason Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building
After Care: $90/week (pickup by 6 p.m.)Learn More
Registration Deadline: June 15, 2020
In the event of program cancellation due to COVID-19, a full refund will be issued.
Note: *Registrants will be charged an initial $53 application fee. If approved after the audition, the tuition balance will be auto-charged on June 22. Otherwise, you will be refunded $50 from the application fee.
Minimum Level Requirements
- Violin: Vivaldi Concerti or above
- Viola: JC Bach/Telemann Concerti or above
- Cello: Vivaldi/Goltermann Concerti or above
- Double Bass: Vance Progressive Repertoire Vol. 3 or above
- Piano: Clementi Sonatina op. 36 no. 3 or above
Auditions (In-person auditions have been canceled. All auditions must be submitted by video.)
A successful audition is required to participate in this program. Please submit audition material via YouTube video by June 15 or sooner if possible. Email a link for the YouTube video to Academy@gmu.edu and include the student’s name. For consideration of auditions past the deadline, please contact the Program Director at email@example.com.
- one 3-octave major scale
- one 3-octave minor scale (2-octaves for double bass)
- 1-2 excerpts from solo repertoire that best demonstrate your ability
Director: June Huang
Mason School of Music Professor
Read about Professor Huang
An active performer in the Washington, D.C. 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.
Professor 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.
Professor Huang founded and directed the String Camp/Strings Plus at Levine Music in Washington, D.C. for 26 years.
Guest Artist: Gunston Trio (June Huang violin, Gerald Fowkes cello, John Healey piano)
- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for summer programs.
- All students will receive a Welcome Letter via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including drop off, pick up, what to bring, etc. Feel free to contact the Academy office with questions at 703-993-9889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.