We regret to announce that due to low enrollments, MCMW is cancelled for 2012. If there is sufficient interest we will offer it in 2013.
Montana Chamber Music Workshop
July 22-28, 2012 - CANCELLED
For Intermediate-Advanced Ability Levels
We are very pleased to announce the 2012 Montana Chamber Music Workshop. This fun, friendly, amateur chamber music festival for adults will be held at Montana State University-Bozeman July 22-28, 2012. Participants will have the choice of staying in dormitory suites adjacent to the School of Music, or using hotel accommodations. Approximately 12 ensembles (primarily strings and piano) will be formed and coached by six professional musicians including Angella Ahn, violin, of the Ahn Trio. The in-depth morning assignments will be grouped strictly by strings or winds. Pre-formed wind or string groups will be accepted and other individual requests will be considered.
Mary Clement Sanks was literally raised in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, which was started by her mother and aunt. Mary sang in the Children's Chorus, studied with composer Ernest Bloch, and took violin lessons with her father, a teacher of many beginning students including Isaac Stern. As an adult, Mary taught at the University of Utah, and at Montana State University. In 1971 she started the Adult Chamber Music Festival at MSU, which she was passionately involved with until her death in 1994. It later became the Montana Chamber Music Workshop.
MCMW takes place in Howard Hall, at the Montana State University-Bozeman School of Music. Participants have one or two ensemble assignments daily, which are each coached for half of their duration. The morning assignment meets every day, in order to focus on one piece of music in depth for an extended period of time. These groups may be either "pre-formed" by participants, or assigned by June 15 in order to give players time to prepare. The second assignment meets in the afternoon, each a unique grouping of players and repertoire, formed in consultation with the coaching faculty during the week. Masterclasses by coaching staff on a variety of topics take place in the late afternoon. Evenings include a Staff Concert, two Participant Concerts (Forums) featuring excerpts from the afternoon assignments, practice time, "pick-up" groups (Freelancing), and relaxed socializing.
$395.00 per participant, plus additional fees
outlined below for room, board, parking.
Online Registration will be through MSU
Conference Services at the following website
after March 1:
Application deadline is June 1, 2012. A $20.00 early-bird discount is available if received by April 1, 2012 ($375.00 registration fee per participant).
$32.00 per night, at the North Hedges Suites
on campus. Each suite consists of 3 to 4 single
bedrooms (twin bed, desk & chair, dresser)
with a shared sitting area and a bath.
begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, July 22, and
participants must check out before 11:00 am
on Saturday, July 28. For more details, please
Miller Dining Hall is open for Breakfast ($6.50), Lunch ($7.50) and Dinner ($8.50) Monday through Friday. Please note that campus food services are closed on weekends.
Daily parking permits may be purchased for $2.50 per day.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the dorms and across campus.
Picnic Lunch and Hike
On Wednesday, July 25 we will (weather permitting) have a catered picnic lunch and option of a nature hike near Bozeman. Other outings will be available some evenings during the week as an alternative to freelancing.
Bozeman and Surrounding Areas
Bozeman is one of the most diverse small towns in the Rocky Mountain West, with an eclectic mix of artists, professors, ski enthusiasts, ranchers, and entrepreneurs all of whom are drawn here by the city's world-class outdoor recreation, Montana State University spirit, and a slice of old fashioned America. In addition to the numerous attractions in Bozeman, there are literally hundreds of sights within a short drive, including Yellowstone National Park, that lure visitors from around the world.
For more information please contact:
Jeffrey H. Vick, MCMW Director
School of Music - Howard Hall
Montana State University-Bozeman
P.O. Box 173420
Bozeman, MT 59717-3420
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