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Application Information for Summer 2020 Coming Soon

Programs and Tuition

ECCF Explorers – violinists, violists and cellists going into first, second or third grades

Students learn to work together in an ensemble and also participate in other daily ECCF activities such as note reading, Klezmer, Jazz, Yoga and performance workshops. Classes meet daily from 9:00 – Noon. Learn more.

Junior ChamberFest - string players ages 8-13/grades 3-8 by June 2020

Includes daily chamber music instruction, private lessons, master classes, weekly performances, daily electives and recreational
activities. Staff-supervised dormitory housing available on Yale University campus for students who have completed 6th grade by the start of ECCF, or for younger students who are staying with a parent of the same gender.

Senior ChamberFest Strings and Advanced Piano Institute - students who have completed 8th grade by June 2020 (including graduating seniors)

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. Staff-supervised dormitory housing available on Yale University campus.

Auditions

Live Auditions in New Haven & Southport, CT and New York City

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

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).

Locations

Church of the Redeemer, 185 Cold Spring Street,
New Haven, CT 06511

Southport Congregational Church, 524 Pequot Ave,
Southport, CT 06890

Kaufmann Music Center, West 67th Street, New York,
NY 10023

Audition Requirements

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.

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.

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.

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.