Welcome to the 2014 White Lake Chamber Music Workshop!
The White Lake Chamber Music Festival, now in its 5th year, is delighted to announce the addition to its schedule of a two-day Chamber Music Workshop for serious amateur string, piano and wind players.
The Workshop will be held Saturday August 2 and Sunday August 3, the opening weekend of the Festival. Participants are invited to attend the workshop and then stay on for the many concerts and events by professional and amateur musicians of the Chamber Music Festival, August 1-10, 2014.
The Workshop consists of two days of coaching by outstanding professional musicians under the direction of Robert Swan, former violist with the Chicago Symphony and Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at Northwestern University. Mr. Swan will be joined by the members of the Thoreau Piano Trio: Darry Dolezal, Susan Jensen, and Paul Jacobs.
Whitehall and Montague are 2 picturesque neighboring towns in West Michigan on beautiful White Lake.
The White Lake area is diversified in art and culture featuring theatre, art galleries, history museums, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and the Arts Council of White Lake. White Lake provides a convenient access point for reaching Lake Michigan, and several marinas around the lake are preferred docking locations for visitors during the summer months. The White Lake area is also known for waterskiing, kayaking, tubing, great fishing, horseback riding, Whitehall's Howmet Playhouse, Michigan's Adventure amusement park, Hart-Montague Trail, State Park, and the White River Light Station.
The White Lake Chamber Music Workshop is a 2 day workshop for serious adults involving intensive coaching and master classes.
New groups will be formed on a daily basis, excluding pre-formed groups, who have the option to stay together for the entire weekend. Coaches will rotate among groups. Daily activities will include two hours of coaching each morning and afternoon. Masterclasses take place in the late afternoon. Evenings will be free for participants to read music or attend a concert.
Both individuals and pre-formed ensembles may apply.
ELIGIBILITY - Participants are expected to have instrumental skills at the intermediate level or above, and to have prior chamber music or orchestral experience. The workshop is limited to six ensembles. Participants can register as a group or individually.
Tuition: $125/person before June 1. $160 after June 1.
The workshop fee includes coaching, music assignments, rooms for rehearsal and freelancing both days, lunch on Saturday and Sunday,
and a coach concert on Saturday.
Pre-formed ensembles - 10% discount
Many options are available: B & B's, hotels, campgrounds, and host homes. Lodging is the responsibility of attendee. A limited number of host homes may be available. Please check with the Festival directors. Sondra Cross (firstname.lastname@example.org), Bryan Uecker (email@example.com)
HOW TO GET HERE
Flying: The Grand Rapids Airport is the most common to use, however Muskegon also has an airport. Car rentals are the best option when flying in.
Whitehall is 66 miles from the Grand Rapids airport.