Frost Chamber Intensive and Orchestra

Request Info
chamber-music480x320.png chamber-music1240x550.png

Dates: July 7th - July 20th

Tuition: $1,800.00

Program Coordinators: Inesa Gegprifti


Program Description:

The Frost Chamber & Orchestra Experience is a one-of-a-kind program tailored to the development of high school musicians into well-rounded young artists. Over the course of two weeks, you will gain insight into what makes a great collaborator in individual chamber music coaching sessions and orchestra rehearsals. You will broaden your understanding of classical music in theory and musicianship classes, as well as strengthen your solo technique in sectionals and skill-specific courses. Additionally, you will be able to explore new expressive avenues in open-format classes, including those on the application of extended techniques, preparing for auditions, practice strategies, as well as audition-based masterclasses with Frost School of Music faculty. Besides learning in these settings, you also get to put it all into practice as you showcase your renewed artistry at the final recital in your respective ensembles. 


Frost Clarinet Intensive: we are happy to announce that Frost faculty, extraordinary clarinetist and chamber musician, Prof. Margaret Donaghue, will be holding technique, masterclass, and clarinet choir sessions for all clarinet applicant during the course of two weeks. APPLY TODAY to join the Chamber and Orchestra program and do not miss the chance to work in this exciting program with Prof. Donaghue. 


Program Eligibility:

  • Must be entering 9th-12th grades (High School)
  • Accepting applications for the following instruments: piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, trumpet, trombone, French horn, and tuba.
  • Students may choose to take advantage of the room & board package or commute to campus each day.


Video Audition Requirements:

All students who wish to enroll must submit an audition video.


View and Download Video Audition Requirements here.

Chamber and Orch Intensive Audition Requirements.pdf


Daily Schedule:

Class 1: 9:00am - 10:05am :: Instrumental Techniques (sectionals: piano | violin & viola | cello & double bass | woodwinds | brass || All-State requirements may be covered during this class too)

Class 2: 10:15am - 11:20am :: String Ensemble / Concert Band / Piano Workshop - divided into their respective instrumental groups, students will be working on repertoire that will be featured at the final recital and explore aspects of musicianship as deemed necessary by the faculty, tailored to the level, skills, and needs of each group. 

Lunch: 11:30am - 12:35pm

Class 3: 12:45pm-1:50pm :: Masterclass Sessions - a mélange of activities from performances to presentations, to masterclasses with Frost School of Music faculty will take place during this hour. Students participating in masterclasses with Frost School of Music faculty will be selected via in-house auditions and/or based on their initial video submissions. 

Class 4: 2:00pm - 3:20pm :: Piano Duet / Orchestra - Pianists will be placed in piano duo ensembles and will learn, rehearse and receive coaching on duet repertoire which will be performed at the final recital. Instrumentalists (other than pianists) will prepare and rehearse orchestral music side-by-side with Frost School faculty and current students, which will also be performed at the final recital.

Class 5: 3:30pm - 5:00pm :: Chamber Music - students will have individual coaching sessions in their chamber music ensembles. The repertoire for these ensembles will be assigned one month prior to the beginning of the program and students are responsible to learn their parts beforehand. All chamber groups will perform at the Chamber Intensive Recital. Those students not participating in Chamber Music will have Improvisation / Music Appreciation Classes during this time.

  • Elective Individual Lessons: you may request to have several individual lessons with our faculty, scheduled at a mutually agreeable time. Keep in mind that this should not be during your other classes or lunch / dinner times.