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ECU Summer Chamber Music Institute

Hye-Jin Kim, program director

The Summer Chamber Music Institute at East Carolina University invites talented young musicians to experience chamber music at its best. Join us and build relationships that will enrich and empower your musical future this summer and beyond.

Check back in October of 2017 for information on SCMI 2018! 

SCMI 2017:

Dates:
June 11-17, 2017 (Resident students should arrive on Saturday, June 10th between 4PM and 6PM)

Instruments:
Violin, Viola, Cello 

Eligibility:
Entering grade 6 through 2017 graduated high school senior

Faculty Artists:
Ara Gregorian (violin/viola)
Hye-Jin Kim (violin/viola)
Jorge Richter (violin/viola)
Emanuel Gruber (cello)

Faculty Guest Artists: 
Maria Lambros (viola)
Michael Kannen (cello)
Bonnie Thron (cello)

Location: 
A.J. Fletcher Music Center
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

Tuition: 
Non-resident: $650 (includes meals)
Resident: $850 (includes housing and meals) 
*Limited merit-based scholarships available

SCMI Scholarship for Incoming ECU Freshman:

Tuition: Free 
Housing and Meals: $300 
Meals only: $175

Application Information:

Deadline: April 1, 2017
Application Fee: $40

Audition requirements:
Submit a video recording (10-15 minutes in length) that best represents the applicant's current performance level. Applicants may submit one or multiple solo or accompanied works. In addition to a recording of individual performance, the applicant may submit a chamber music performance recording.

Activities: 
- Intensive chamber music study 
- In-group mentoring and training with ECU Next Gen alumni artists
- Private lesson and daily coachings with ECU faculty artists
- Structured daily schedule for chamber music and individual practice
- Conductorless side-by-side string orchestra
- College and career discussion for parents and students with ECU faculty and alumni artists

Sample Daily Schedule

7:30-8:30..............Breakfast
9:00-9:50..............Rehearsal/Coaching
10:00-10:50..........Rehearsal/Coaching
11:00-11:50..........Rehearsal/Coaching
12:00-1:00............Lunch
1:15-2:30..............Rehearsal/Coaching
2:30-3:00..............Break
3:00-5:00..............Lesson/Practice
5:15-6:15..............String Orchestra
6:30-7:30..............Dinner
7:45-9:00..............Activity/Concert

Life @ SCMI

- SCMI resident students will be housed in one of the residence halls on the campus of East Carolina University. There will be two participants per room and the dorm life will be supervised by in-house SCMI staff. 
- Meals will be provided at the ECU Todd Dining Hall. SCMI Staff will lead participants to and from the dining hall for every meal.

Questions
For more information, contact Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival at fourseasons@ecu.edu or 252-328-6019

Faculty Artists

Ara Gregorian 

Founder and Artistic Director of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Gregorian made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and his debut as soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra. He has appeared in cities throughout the world including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tel Aviv and Helsinki, and performed at the Casals, Storioni, Bard and Bravo! Vail festivals. He has recorded for the Bridge and Kleos labels and performed as a member of the Daedalus Quartet and Concertante. Gregorian is Distinguished Professor of Violin at East Carolina University.

Hye-Jin Kim, violin 

Winner of the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Kim has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, BBC Concert Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic. She made her Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall debut in 2011 and has appeared at the Four Seasons, Marlboro, Ravinia, Music@Menlo and Seoul Spring festivals. Kim is Assistant Professor of Violin at East Carolina University. View Full Bio

 

 

Jorge Richter, viola 

ECU Symphony Music Director and Conductor Jorge Richter is Associate Professor of Music at East Carolina University. He holds a B.M. in violin performance from the Parana State School of Music and Fine Arts in Curitiba, Brazil, an M.M. in conducting from Andrews University, and a D.M.A in conducting from Michigan State University. Dr. Richter has held similar positions at Truman State University, Oklahoma State University and The University of Tennessee. He has served as guest conductor of the Tulsa Youth Symphony, the Oklahoma Youth Symphonies and the Espirito Santo Philharmonic Orchestra. View Full Bio

Emanuel Gruber, cello 

 

Former principal cellist of the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Emanuel Gruber was awarded the Pablo Casals Prize by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and won the Concert Artists Guild Auditions. He participated in the Musical Spring Festival and the Rostropovich Cello Festival, and was on the jury of the 2nd Davidoff International Cello Competition. Gruber has been on the faculty of the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv and is currently Professor of Cello at East Carolina University. View Full Bio

Faculty Guest Artists

Michael Kannen, cello 

A founding member of the award-winning Brentano String Quartet, Kannen performs chamber music as a member of the Cooperstown Quartet and at major music festivals such as Four Seasons, Yellow Barn, Chamber Music Northwest and the Portland Chamber Music Festival. He is currently the Director of Chamber Music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he holds the Sidney Friedberg Chair in Chamber Music. He has recorded for the CRI label.

 

 

Maria Lambros, viola 

A former member of the Mendelssohn Quartet, the Grammy Award nominated Ridge Quartet and the Naumburg Award-winning Meliora Quartet, Lambros has appeared at the Four Seasons, Aspen, Helsinki, Santa Fe, Tanglewood and Spoleto festivals; collaborated with the Guarneri, Cleveland, Brentano, Orion and Juilliard quartets; and performed with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. Lambros is a member of the Cooperstown Quartet and the chamber music faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and Yellow Barn.

Bonnie Thron 

Bonnie Thron joined the North Carolina Symphony as principal cellist in 2000. She currently is a member of the piano quartet Quercus and frequently plays with the Mallarme Chamber Players. In the summers she plays in the Sebago Long Lake Music Festival in Maine and makes her second appearance at the ECU Summer Chamber Music Institute in 2017.

Previously she was a member of the Peabody Trio, in residence at the Peabody Institute, during which time the group won the Naumberg chamber music competition. Early in her career Ms. Thron was assistant principal cellist of the Denver Symphony for a season and she played and recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble.

 

Cooperstown Quartet 

The Cooperstown Quartet brings together four of the chamber music world’s most exciting and experienced performers. Its members - violinists Ara Gregorian and Hye-Jin Kim, violist Maria Lambros and cellist Michael Kannen - are former members of some of this country’s most respected ensembles: the Brentano, Daedalus, Meliora, Mendelssohn and Ridge string quartets as well as the string sextet, Concertante.

SCMI 2015