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ECCF 2017 June 26 - July 8   Some Applications Still Being Accepted.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ECCF 2017 Junior Strings Application Deadline February 28

ECCF 2017 June 25 - July 8 Senior String Program/ Advanced Piano Institute Application Deadline February 28

2017 ECCF Viola and Cello Scholarship Application Due February 28 

Financial Aid Deadline: March 20  

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to receive information about any of our ECCF programs. 

Junior ChamberFest (students aged 8 - 13/ Grades 3 - 8 by June of 2017). 

June 26 - July 8 2017  Classes Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00.(Class 9:00 -1:00 on July 4). Note: early drop off as well as carpooling options available. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Includes daily chamber music instruction, private lessons, master classes, weekly performances, daily electives and recreational activities. 

Junior ChamberFest 2017 Tuition: $1500

Non-refundable tuition deposit due upon acceptance.Remaining balance due June 1st. Some financial aid is available. Financial aid applications are due by March 20, 2017. 

Senior ChamberFest Strings and Advanced Piano Institute (students that have completed 8th grade by June 2017). 

June 25 - July 8, 2017 . Two week program. Includes daily chamber music instruction, master classes, private lessons, performances, recreational activites and supervised room and board in Yale Dormitory Housing. Please note: student arrival and orientation for all students on Sunday afternoon before classes begin.  

Senior ChamberFest Tuition: $3500

Non-refundable tuition deposit due upon acceptance. Remaining balance due June 1st. Some financial aid is available. Fast Track financial aid applications are due in January. Standard Financial aid applications are due by March 20, 2017. Please note: Fast Track applicants that wish to apply for the ECCF Scholarship must submit all scholarship materials by January 16 deadline. 

Senior ChamberFest Strings and Advanced Piano Institute Commuter Option (students that have completed 8th grade by June 2017). 

June 25 - July 8 2017. Two week program. Includes daily chamber music instruction, master classes, private lessons, performances, recreational activites and some meals. Typically, most weekdays run until after dinnertime, with downtime in the afternoon for rehearsals or recreation. After dinner evening activities include rehearsals, master classes, faculty concerts and recreational activities. Please note: orientation for all Senior ECCF students is on Sunday afternoon before classes begin . Some rehearsals and classes will take place during the weekend inbetween.   

Commuting Senior ChamberFest Tuition: $2500

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2017 New Haven Audition Dates:

March 5, 10 & 31

2017 Southport Audition Dates:

March 12 & 17

2017 Boston Audition Dates:

March 4 & 11  

2017 NYC Audition Date:

March 19

 

Audition times are assigned and are approximately 10 - 15 minutes in length. 

 

Audition Locations:

All New Haven auditions will take place at the Church of the Redeemer, located at 185 Cold Spring Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

All Southport auditions will take place at the Southport Congregational Church, located at 524 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT 06890.

All Boston auditions will take place at Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA

All New York City auditions will take place at the Kaufmann Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

Live auditions are strongly recommended. However, in the event that you cannot take a live audition, please submit a recording via our Audition Dropbox (see below). Recorded auditions must be submitted no later than Monday, March 20th, 2017.

Audition Requirements:
Live string auditions: Please prepare a solo piece that best represents your level of playing, and a major and minor scale of your choice. Senior ECCF applicants will also be asked to play corresponding arpeggios. You will also be asked to play a short sight-reading excerpt. The auditions will be approximately 10 minutes in length. Please allow enough time to warm-up and to take a 10-minute theory placement test before or after you play.

Live piano auditions: Please prepare 2 scales plus corresponding arpeggios of your choice, and two contrasting solo pieces. You will be asked to play a short sight-reading excerpt. Auditions will be approximately 15 minutes in length. Please allow for enough time to warm up and to take a 10-minute theory placement test before or after you play. Read more about our Advanced Piano Institute.

ECCF Viola & Cello Scholarship applicants: Please click here for audition requirements.  Scholarship applicants, live audition is strongly recommended. 

Recorded auditions: Please submit a recording of two contrasting solo works, a major and minor scale of your choice (strings), and two major and minor scales plus arpeggios of your choice (piano).

Instructions for using our Online Application and Dropbox: 

All ECCF application materials should be submitted online via our online application system and optional Audition Dropbox.  Applicants will be asked to select from their choice of either a live audition date or to submit a recorded audition. Recorded auditions must be submitted online using our Audition Dropbox. Upon creating a file in the Dropbox, the applicant may return to their application at a later date to submit their recorded audition. Should you wish to return to the application at a later date, please make a note of your application file number so that you can log in when you return.  Applicants will also be asked to provide email contact information for private teacher recommendations in the online application. Teachers will be contacted directly for their recommendations via the online system.  For help using the system, click on the Help button or live chat request provided during the application process.  For questions regarding ECCF application information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS

Elm City ChamberFest admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.