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Teaching Fellowship

Announcing our new Teaching Fellowship program!

Elm City ChamberFest is a two-week intensive chamber music program in scenic Cheshire, CT. Teaching Fellows receive free room and board plus travel stipend, and have the opportunity to grow artistically and develop teaching and leadership skills.

The Teaching Fellowship is open to string players and pianists who are pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Applicants must have completed one year of college by summer 2018.

Pre-formed ensembles strongly encouraged!

Program Details

Assist in Chamber Music coachings
Fellows will be assigned to a faculty member, and assist them in coaching their student trio, quartet, or quintet.

Perform as a principal player in the Festival Orchestra
The Festival Orchestra is our highest level string orchestra. String Teaching Fellows will perform as principals, and lead sectionals.

Perform alongside faculty
Fellows will collaborate with our faculty and perform in one of our weekly Faculty Concerts.

Work closely with Guest Artists
Our Guest Artists perform and teach at some of the top music schools. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with them, either on solo or chamber music repertoire.

Grow as a musician
ECCF is a very creative and nurturing environment, with music-making at many levels - from our terrific faculty and Guest Artists, passing on their expertise to young musicians, some discovering chamber music for the first time. Be inspired to grow artistically, in your own playing or in a chamber music setting.

Application Information

Application form coming soon.

Along with the application form, applicants must provide:

  • Video recording of two contrasting pieces
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Application fee

For more information, please contact isabellamensz@elmcitychamberfest.org