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Summer Chamber Music Festival

June 19 - June 29, 2023

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Summer Chamber Music Festival

Concordia University Irvine is pleased to launch the third Summer Chamber Music Festival in the Borland-Manske Center. Talented young musicians are invited to take part in intensive chamber programs led by distinguished faculty and guest artists. Participants will enhance their knowledge and musical skills while sharing the experience with peers and professional musicians.


  • Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
  • Woodwinds: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone
  • Brass: Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba
  • Piano
  • Harp
  • Percussion
  • Ukulele, Guitar


  • 3rd grade and older 
  • Open to individuals or pre-formed groups (duets, trios, quartets, etc.)

Registration and Audition

Video recording of one or two pieces that demonstrate your highest level of musical achievement, uploaded to YouTube (unlisted) or other similar easily accessible video sharing website

Application Deadline:

Early Application

Application Fee: $30
Due date: March 5th, 2023
Acceptance will be announced by March 8, 2023. Tuition must be paid by March 12, 2023

Regular Application

Application Fee: $60
Due date: April 1st, 2023
Acceptance will be announced by April 3rd, 2023. Tuition must be paid by April 8th, 2023.

Tuition: $1400

  • Performance-based merit scholarships will be awarded to exceptional musician
  • Parents, if your child is under age 13, you might be eligible to apply for Dependent Care FSA to reimburse the tuition for the camp.
  • Non-paid Internships available for high school students

Lunch Package (optional): $120.00
Room and Board*: for students out of state and county – $850.00

Special room rate for a guardian or chaperon : $250 (without meals)

*Students under 18 years old who need room and board, must be accompanied by a guardian or chaperon.

Take a look at the CUI Dorms

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2023 Schedule

Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 29

Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23 Monday, June 26 - Tuesday, June 27

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, June 28 Thursday, June 29

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Final Ceremony at 6:00 PM

2:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Final Concerts

*schedule subject to change.

About the Program

Participants will be assigned to groups and repertoire based on their levels. Each participant is assigned to one or more groups. The most advanced participants might get the opportunity to perform along with coaches. Certificates of completion will be issued to all participants.

Program Features

  • 1 individual private lesson
  • Daily intensive chamber music coaching with our distinguished faculty
  • Masterclasses series with outstanding and renowned guest artists
  • Orchestra work
  • Musicianship Class
    • Intro AP Music Theory for high school students
    • Music Theory class

Concerto competition:

  • Competition Date: Monday, June 12, 2023
  • Performance Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023
  • The top 6 contestants will have the opportunity to perform their piece with a chamber orchestra led by Dennis Kim, the concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony
  • Concerto Competition Application Fee : $60
  • Performance Fee (for the selected performers): $500
  • Repertoire: Any single movement from the following list of concerti

Special Seminars

  • Music Technology Class (Home Recording 101)
  • Learning history of chamber music
  • Technique Class for each instrument
  • Key Preparation Strategies for Auditions and Competitions
  • Scale Class for each instrument
  • Orchestra 101
    • How to prepare for chamber music and orchestra rehearsals
    • Conductor’s expectation for rehearsals
    • Elements that players need to keep in mind
  • Conducting Technique Class
  • Tips for Aspiring Collaborative Pianists
  • Reed-Making Workshop for bassoon & oboe
  • Handbell experience
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Music & Painting 
  • Keyboard Instruments - Learning about the Piano, Harpsichord and Organ 
  • Special activities for Elementary students

Final Concert

All groups are featured in the final concert on the last day of the camp.

Friday, June 29, 2023 at the CU Center


Guest Artists

Faculty 2023

*Only coaching chamber groups (no individual lessons)

Contact Us

For more information about the Summer Chamber Music Camp, please feel free to contact us directly.

HyeJung Shin

Dr. HyeJung Shin
(949) 214 - 3419
[email protected]

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