Summer Chamber Music Academy

New This Year!

Chamber Music Academy Summer Program
June 1 – 4 & 8 – 11, 2020

Off the Hook Arts Academy brings inspiration, intuition and imagination to young musicians this summer by offering a fun and educational way to learn more about themselves and chamber music.

Two weeks of enriching musical experiences with some of the leading, professional performers and music educators in Northern Colorado, devoted to keeping you musically well-nourished and inspired. This program is targeted towards middle school and high school students who have an interest in expanding their musical vocabulary and gaining intensive chamber music experience. This program is for students that are looking to challenge themselves musically with locally renown teachers with extensive experience as educators and chamber musicians.

Summer Chamber Music Academy cello student - Off the Hook Arts

Camp schedule: Mon – Thurs,  9:00am – 12:30pm
Concert: Thurs, June 11, 11am – 12:30pm & 2:30 – 4:30pm. (Luncheon reception will be provided.)
Location: Ridgeview Classical Charter School
Instruments: Viola, Violin, Cello
Tuition: $275
Ages: Middle School & High School. (Younger musicians may be approved on a case by case basis.)
Deadline to Register: May 1, 2020

The Teacher Assessment Form is due no later than May 1 to complete your registration. If this form is not received your registration will not be considered complete and you will not be guaranteed placement in ensembles.


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Teacher Assessment Form

Program Details:

Chamber Music Groups: rehearsal and coaching time each day

Technique Class: intensive focus on one area of string technique fundamentals.

Chamber Orchestra: each section led by a professional musician in intensive sectionals and full group rehearsals.

All students participating in the CMA Summer Program will receive one student and one adult ticket to attend a concert during the opening week of SummerFest.

Summer Chamber Music Academy Program

Events during SummerFest 2020:

Viewpoint Series Pre-Concerts:select ensembles chosen from CMA Summer Program Recital on June 11 will perform during SummerFest in public venues.

Master classes: Chamber music students will be invited to participate in this series of enriching master classes. Ensembles are selected from the Summer Program Recital and will work with artists including violinists Kelly Hall-Tompkins and Deborah Buck, cellist Matthew Zalkind, violist Phillip Stevens, and composer Bruce Adolphe. We strongly encourage all students to attend these classes.

These public lessons provide an opportunity for students to learn golden tidbits of musical information that can better inform them as a performer. As a student, being on the spot in such a vivid way can often bring familiar information or instruction into greater focus.