The first week focuses on chamber music and small ensemble performance opportunities. String students will be placed in appropriate chamber ensembles. In addition to master classes, discussions, and coaching time with professional musicians, each chamber group will have ample time to work together to develop a sense of ensemble and prepare material for performance. Much of this work will be performed at the end of the project. Students will also perform in an advanced chamber orchestra conducted by Festival Associate Conductor, Sameer Patel.
Special opportunities and performances
During the 2022 Music Institute summer programs, many guest artists will interact with our Advanced Chamber Program students. Sun Valley Music Festival soloists will be performing, and Associate Conductor Sameer Patel will lead the Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, students will interact with various musicians from the Sun Valley Music Festival in special discussions and master classes. Individual, chamber, and large ensemble performances reflect the diversity and quality of the program and its participants. Students in the Program perform on the stage in the world-class Sun Valley Pavilion. More intimate performances occur in The Community School Theater and other venues through the valley. These performances may be augmented by even more intimate salon concerts and mini pop-up events around town.