Overview of CMC Chamber Music Programs
General Programs: Fall & Winter
Fall and Winter registration will be available online beginning July 15, 2017
General Programs Schedule on Fridays:
- 4:00-5:15pm Session I coachings and rehearsals
- 5:15-5:25pm -Break- Fellowship Snack Shop will be open
- 5:30-6:30 Chamber Orchestra Coachings
- 6:30-7:45pm Session II coachings and rehearsals
Clarifications on Session I vs. Session II:
- Session I 4:00-6:30pm (students arrival 3:45pm)
- Session II students 5:30-7:45pm (students arrival 5:15pm)
Does my student have to be in Chamber Orchestra? Yes. All students who register for the CMC Fall and Winter programs must participate in the chamber orchestra portion. Chamber orchestra is a time for all of the students to come together as a community to perform and support their peers.
General Programs: Fall & Winter – Enrollment & Tuition
Enrollment – NO AUDITION REQUIRED. We accept all instrumentalists to CMC!
Registration Process: Since we do not hold auditions, we ask students to register to the program through the online registration process where we will ask them to list details about their musical studies and private teacher information. Then, Founder & Artistic Director Debbie Price will take all of that information and will form the ensembles based on age, previous experience, and their potential to learn from—and inspire—one another. If you have questions about this process you can call us at 614-323-1330
Student Tuition for the general program:
- $350.00 for each semester, or $650.00 for the combined fall & winter semesters.
- Due to space restrictions, enrollment is limited.
More about Enrollment/Registration:
To participate and avoid late fees, registration should be received by August 21, 2017, for the 2017 fall semester, or December 12, 2017, for the 2018 winter semester. The Artistic Director will consider students for acceptance into the program in the order their completed registrations are received. Registrations post-marked after deadline dates will include a $30 late fee. Your registration is incomplete unless accompanied by tuition. Students will not be assigned to an ensemble without a receipt of tuition unless applying for a needs-based scholarship. A refund, minus a processing fee of $50, will be made with notice of cancellation by August 28, 2017 (fall) and December 18, 2017 (winter). No refunds will be given for cancellations after this deadline. CMC, Inc. reserves the right to cancel this program and return all fees in the event of insufficient registration. If the program is canceled, CMC, Inc. will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants.
Annual Spring Festival
Students study and perform with local and nationally acclaimed musicians, such as the Cavani Quartet, while connecting with peers in small ensembles. Each Friday prep sessions from 4:30-7:30pm, CMC associated faculty coach the student groups in learning to play together and creatively discover their own musical ideas.
Then the festival weekend (May 19-20, 2017) includes inspiring coachings and performances by the Cavani String Quartet! The students who come to CMC grow both musically and personally. Leadership, responsibility, and cooperation are learned in small ensembles where each person must play a different musical part. CMC is a place where people, music, and life connect.
Friday Prep Sessions: All Friday prep sessions along with the Finale concert for the 25th Annual Spring Weekend Festival will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, except for Friday (May 19) for the Cavani String Quartet concert supported by Chamber Music Columbus which will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church. Enrolled students receive a FREE ticket to the Cavani concert on May 19. Also, for those who participated in Fall and Winter sessions, there is no preference for 1st or 2nd session. All students must attend CMC from 4:30-7:30pm since there are only 3 full prep sessions before the weekend festival.
Spring Festival Tuition:
- $260.00 due by April 1 – Register by April 7 to reserve your spot and avoid the late fee!
- $290.00 starting April 8 – Late Fee Tuition Begins on April 8 and closes April 15*, 2017
Registration after April 15*: Due to space restrictions, enrollment is limited. Students are considered in the order that completed registrations are received. CMC reserves the right to refuse late registrations. A refund, minus a processing fee of $50, will be made with notice of cancellation by April 13, 2017. No refunds will be given for cancellations after this deadline. CMC, Inc. reserves the right to cancel this program registration. If the program is canceled, CMC, Inc. will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants.
Annual Summer Festival
July 5 – 8, 2017 Week 1: Honors Festival & iSTEM Project
About iSTEM: In the mornings of honors week, CMC will present the fourth year of the iSTEM program (improvisation, Solfège, Theory, Eurhythmics, and Movement). iSTEM is CMC’s supplemental course focusing on improvisation, solfège (fixed Do), theory, eurhythmics, and movement which form the foundation and the “stem” of free musical expression. Students of all ages interested in developing a greater understanding of the depths of music interpretation may enroll in iSTEM. There are two levels: one for students with no experience in iSTEM topics, and one for students with some experience. Students of all ages who wish to develop greater musical understanding are encouraged to enroll.
About Honors Week: From July 5 – 8 in the afternoon after iSTEM, the CMC Honors Program will take place. The Honors program is open to high and middle school students. Students must participate in Festival Week to be eligible for Honors Program & iSTEM Project. A limited number of advanced students will be accepted to participate in the Honors small ensemble coachings, guest artist workshops, and chamber orchestra sessions.
July 10 – 14, 2017 Week 2: 25th Annual Summer Festival
The 26th Annual Summer Festival Week will include small ensemble coachings and masterclasses where students study with local and nationally acclaimed musicians, including members of the Hausmann Quartet and KASA Quartet in addition to other guest artists. The week also includes several levels of chamber orchestra readings and musical workshops. Students enrolled in summer school academic study may opt to enroll in the Festival week, but will only be able to attend the afternoon sessions. Students enrolled in their school’s summer school program should contact the Artistic Director for information about enrolling in just the afternoon portions of the festival and/or honors programs. All coaching sessions take place at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Summer Festival Tuition:
- iSTEM Only Program Tuition = $85.00
- Festival Week + Honors + iSTEM Programs Tuition = $485.00
- Festival Week Only Tuition = $360.00 — Late Fees begin June 12, 2017!
- iSTEM Only Program (Late Fee) = $115.00
- Festival Week + Honors + iSTEM (Late Fee) = $515.00
- Festival Week Only (Late Fee) = $390.00
Registration after June 21*: Due to space restrictions, enrollment is limited. Students are considered in the order that completed registrations are received. CMC reserves the right to refuse late registrations. A refund, minus a processing fee of $50, will be made with notice of cancellation by June 19, 2017. No refunds will be given for cancellations after this deadline. CMC, Inc. reserves the right to cancel this program registration. If the program is canceled, CMC, Inc. will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants.
More performance opportunities:
Students may have multiple performance opportunities. Community public service and end-of-semester recitals are open to all students. Advanced students may apply for the CMC Gig Program and participation in the Conservatory Series. Conservatory Series concerts featuring advanced CMC students, alumni, and professional artists will be scheduled throughout the season. Learn more below.
The Fellowship Program is an intensive program gearing Chamber Music Connection (CMC) students to be prepared for their professional future in any field. While CMC’s main focus is in chamber music, chamber orchestra, and chamber music pedagogy, CMC also teaches lifelong skills particularly through the Fellowship program.
The CMC Fellowship program is prestigious for career building, preparation for college, alumni relations, and future internships. As the Fellowship Director, Stephanie Price organizes and prepares workshops for the CMC Fellows which focus on the following but are not limited to:
- Arts leadership
- Public speaking
- Administrative skills (including marketing and budgeting)
- Healthy music making (Alexander Technique, Bodying Mapping, etc.)
- Alternative music styles (Improvisation, Jazz, Pop, Rock, etc.)
To be a CMC Fellow takes focus, leadership, and college expectations such as answering emails independently, being at CMC for specific hours, representing CMC within the community, and managing multiple responsibilities in and outside of CMC.
A limited number of applicants may be accepted into the fellowship program. These students are chosen on the basis of their potential contributions to the program: i.e. musicianship, interest in mentoring younger-ability students, instrumentation needs of the program, and willingness to provide administrative assistance beyond scheduled musical activities (i.e. material preparation, classroom preparation, orientation and weekly check-in, assisting in the music library, coaching assistance, office assistance, gig coordinating assistance, PR assistance).
Students who will be in high school starting in the Fall of 2017, and who have participated in previous CMC programs, are eligible to apply. Enrollment in the upcoming CMC Spring 2017 session is also expected. If enrollment for spring session is impossible, please communicate with CMC Artistic Director Debbie Price directly. If you have a conflict with the below application deadline or audition day, please contact Stephanie Price ASAP! APPLY HERE!
Accepted Fellowship students will receive partial tuition credits. Applicants must be of high school age by the upcoming school year.
CMC’s Conservatory Series concerts featuring advanced CMC students, alumni, and professional artists will be scheduled throughout the season. The concerts are free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. For more information and history about the Conservatory Series, please visit http://cmconnection.org/conservatory-series/
Adult Chamber Music Program
The Chamber Music Connection offers adult programs, coordinated by CMC Board President, Hector Garcia. For more information, please contact Hector Garcia.
Chamber Music Competitions
Advanced CMC groups may consider participating in chamber music competitions at the state and national level. For more information and scheduled competitions, consult CMC’s Artistic Director, Deborah B. Price.
Holiday Musical Celebration Fundraiser
The annual holiday Musical Celebration Fundraiser takes place the first Sunday of December. This festive fund-raiser includes all who would like to participate—student musicians, parent volunteers, family, and friends. For more information, please contact the CMC Administrative Team.