Program Information July 7-27, 2019
Activities include daily coaching, rehearsals, master classes, and performances by students and faculty. Other studies and activities include acting and mime, handbell choir, international dance, tennis, and swimming.
Pre-formed groups with prepared repertoire will be able to perform in opening master classes.
Tuition for the festival is $900.
Room-and-board for out-of-town students (meal plan includes lunch and dinner) is $810.
Meal plan for local students is $195 (lunches only),
$205 (dinners only), or $400 (both lunches and dinners).
Need-based scholarships are available.
The application deadline for the Chamber Music Festival and Camp is April 10, 2019. Campus housing is limited; please apply early. Upon acceptance, you will receive a letter with arrival time, rules and regulations, a list of items to bring to the camp, maps of Bloomington and IWU campus, and a personal waiver to be signed by parents or guardians.
First-time students must audition or send a five-minute recording with a solo of your choice.
Friends and family are welcome to attend all camp performances and recitals!
Please click here to see photos from 2014-2017!
Read more about the 2018 Illinois Chamber Music Festival in this article in The Pantagraph (July 12, 2018).
"It was through the IWU Summer Music Programs that I discovered my own love of classical music, and the even more wonderful thing was that my fellow campers shared the same love, which was evident in our playing."
"I have attended the Illinois Wesleyan Chamber Music Festival for 3 years, and my experiences have helped me understand and love playing music. Being able to meet new people from all over the states and other parts of the world was exciting! I made so many lifelong friends from the chamber groups. Not only were the relationships between the people in my groups unforgettable, but the coaching experience was phenomenal. the energy that the faculty brings to each coaching is very enthralling and they helped me develop a love for chamber music. If I had not attended the camp three years ago, I would probably not have the passion for chamber music that I have today."
Illinois Chamber Music Festival at IWU
PO Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900