Registration process:


1. Prepare your materials:

Repertoire list (what you have played in the past, either solo or chamber) to help us group you into the proper ensemble and section placement.

Statement of your musical goals for the weekend.

A digital photo of yourself, from which a photo ID will be generated. The photo must be full-face view directly facing the camera with both eyes open, no glasses, and no hat or head covering that obscures or shadows your face. (Head coverings worn daily for religious purpose are allowed.)

Chamber Music (Individual Registrant) and Chamber Orchestra Registrant: An audio or video recording of your playing, lasting no less than 10 and no more than 15 minutes. It doesn’t have to be professional and it is to help us group you into the proper ensemble and section placement. If you are attending with a previously formed group, there is no need to submit an audio or visual recording. There are no repertoire requirements; however, we suggest two contrasting excerpts. Past attendees to the Chamber Music and Orchestra for Adults do not need to submit a photo or audio sample.

2. Fill out the registration

Click “Apply Now” and create an account on Acceptd. Complete the registration.

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3. Pay to confirm your attendance by March 15, 2018

At the end of the registration on Acceptd, pay via credit card for application fee, tuition, and if you're staying at Lenfest Hall, housing. Registration closed Friday, March 31 at 11:59 a.m. EST.**

By registering for the program, participants sign up for and agree to the following:

1. Participants will be present at the program for all days and rehearsal times, without other major work commitments and conflicting responsibilities. Out of respect for other members of the program, missing a rehearsal time could mean being asked to leave the program without refund so that the rest of the chamber ensemble can proceed as scheduled with a hired substitute.

2. Participants will perform in the recital. Exceptions can be made for pre-formed groups in which every member is in agreement and does not wish to perform.

3. Participants understand that faculty will do their very best to accomodate requests for certain repertoire and ensemble types (string quartet vs. piano trio; ensemble with a Curtis student embedded or without; etc.) as closely as possible. However, not all requests are possible. Those with a specific piece in mind are encouraged to register as a full pre-formed ensemble. Please clearly indicate all preferences and allow for flexibility in programming. Examples of helpful requests to indicate are included on the registration.

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Questions about registration requirements? Ask Summerfest.

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Chamber Music + Orchestra or Piano Class

  • Tuition: $750
  • Registration Fee: $65/$125*
  • Housing and Dining: $480

Chamber Music Only

  • Tuition: $600
  • Registration Fee: $65/$125*
  • Housing and Dining: $480

Chamber Orchestra Only

  • Tuition: $300
  • Registration Fee: $65/$125*
  • Housing and Dining: $240

*Registration fee: $65 before January 31, 2017 at 11:59 a.m. EST; $125 (NOON EST January 31–11:59 a.m. EST March 31).
Registration closes 11:59 a.m. EST Friday, March 31, 2017.

Avocational musicians between the ages of 25 to 35 who live in the Philadelphia area were invited to apply for the Bryan Anderson and Patrick Kreeger Scholarship, which covers partial to full tuition for young professionals who might not otherwise have the financial resources to participate. For more details, please contact