Our second annual Adult Chamber Music Seminar takes place May 13-14, 2017, in New Haven, CT.

Study masterworks of the chamber music repertoire with the world-class musicians of the Haven String Quartet! Join us for an exciting weekend of playing, concerts, camaraderie and musical growth as you receive daily coachings with Music Haven's Resident Quartet. 

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We will welcome you on Saturday morning...

where we will have a meet and greet with the musicians and other festival participants before we break off into coaching. Each group will get a chance to work with every member of the quartet as well as two guest coaches throughout the day. After a break for participants to get dinner, everyone will receive two tickets to the Haven String Quartet's final performance of the season, presenting Beethoven's epic String Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131 at the Unitarian Society of New Haven. 


The weekend will finish off with morning coaching on Sunday...

topped off by a showcase concert for all participants, friends and families. Coffee and lunch will be provided on both days; other meals and overnight accommodations are the responsibility of individual participants. (Recommendations on local accommodations and dining will be gladly supplied upon request — we can proudly boast that New Haven is a fabulous food city!)

Tuition for this action-packed weekend is $300 per person (including a $50 non-refundable deposit upon application).

All proceeds from the Seminar will support Music Haven's award-winning programming, which includes free after-school lessons and instruments for 80 youth in New Haven's most under-served neighborhoods.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

  • 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM - Arrival and coffee (provided by Music Haven)
  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Coaching No. 1
  • 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Coaching No. 2
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch (provided by Music Haven)
  • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Coaching No. 3
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Coaching No. 4
  • Break - (Dinner on your own)
  • 7:30 PM - Haven String Quartet Concert @ Unitarian Society

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 

  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Arrival & coffee (provided by Music Haven)
  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Coaching No. 1
  • 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Coaching No. 2
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM- Lunch (provided by Music Haven)
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Seminar Showcase Concert
Music Haven's Philip

All levels are welcome! Preference will be given to pre-formed groups. Individual applicants are welcome, with the understanding that they will be organized into a group. Individual applicants are asked to submit a 5-minute placement video or recording — either of a recent solo you've worked on, or of you playing in a chamber group — to Resident Cellist Philip Boulanger. Applications are due by April 30, 2017.