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Wintergreen Music Academy 2019


Wind Chamber Music

July 21 - August 4, 2019

Open to Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and French Horn players at the undergraduate and graduate level. Pre-formed woodwind quintets are also encouraged to apply. Advanced high school students are welcome to apply, but acceptance will be based on the ability to form complete high-school-level groups.    


Explore wind chamber music in a supportive and intense environment. Study includes:

  • Private lessons

  • Daily coachings

  • Masterclasses

  • Multiple performance opportunities

  • Professional development and special interest sessions

  • Side-by-Side performances with members of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, comprised of musicians from top orchestras and chamber music societies around the country

  • And more!

Students develop musical skills, independence, and interpretation in the Academy while also observing their teachers and mentors perform at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival.

The outstanding wind faculty and coaches are members of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra. These instructors play in orchestras and ensembles around the country and internationally and are university teachers or experienced pedagogues.

CORE Faculty

What to expect

  • One private lesson per week with our top-notch faculty

  • Multiple masterclasses, coaching sessions, and instrument technique classes.

  • Study and perform major chamber music works

  • Rehearse and perform side-by-side with our faculty

  • Opportunities to observe the professional musicians of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra.

  • Several public performances in formal and informal settings

  • Guidance in public speaking, community engagement, and professional development

  • Free access to nearly all Wintergreen Music Festival performances (a $250 value)

  • Beautiful hiking trails, breathtaking overlooks, and free access to the Wintergreen Resort Fitness and Aquatics center

  • Electives such as: recording technology, conducting, working with composers, music business, body mechanics

A typical week includes:

  • Time for individual practice

  • Three hours of ensemble coaching

  • Multiple masterclasses with faculty

  • Weekly private lessons

  • One or two elective classes

  • Rare opportunities to observe faculty chamber music rehearsals

  • Attendance at Wintergreen Music Festival performances

  • Recreation and time to relax with friends and colleagues

Application Deadlines & infoRmATION


  • February 1: Early Bird Deadline. Fee $45 . Beginning February 2, fee increases to $65

  • March 1: Application deadline


All decisions regarding admission, merit scholarship, and financial aid will be published by March 15 via email from the GetAcceptd application portal.

Application requirements:

  • Audio or video (preferred) recordings of at least two contrasting works demonstrating technical and musical ability.

  • The combined length of the recordings should of at least 15 minutes total in duration. Applicants may upload file or provide a link during the application process.

  • Current resume of training experience

  • List of chamber music works studied and/or performed. Chamber music experience is not a requirement. This list helps us create chamber groups of matching experience.

  • Contact information for one reference

  • Those wishing to apply for need-based financial aid will need to submit a Statement of Need and an electronic copy of their parents' 2017 or 2018 Federal Tax Return with sensitive information removed. Those wishing to apply for work-study financial aid will need to briefly outline any relevant experience

  • We encourage all applicants to apply for financial aid in addition to merit scholarship. Each is considered separately by different committees, and each committee can only evaluate the information provided by each applicant.

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  • Application Fees:

    • $45 on or before February 1

    • Beginning February 2, fee increases to $65

  • Tuition: $1075 (Merit and need-based scholarships available. 75% of our students receive financial assistance)

  • Room and Board: $960 ($480 per week. Room and Board includes all food and lodging, free admission to the aquatics center, a Festival t-shirt, admission to all Festival events, and transportation to and from the Charlottesville airport, train station, or bus terminal.)


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