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What is Chamberfest?

  • 5 days of rehearsals and coachings with faculty in assigned chamber groups 

  • Faculty comprised of renowned performing musicians, alumni of The Juilliard School and Rice University

  • One private lesson for each student

  • Daily learning workshops on topics such as public speaking, improvisation, performance anxiety and communication through chamber music

  • Festival Finale: a concert at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with performances by the student groups and faculty

  • For students of violin, viola, cello and bass


  • Open to middle through high-school students who have completed the 6th grade and up as of the summer*


  • Tuition, due upon acceptance, is $350.00.


  • The festival will take place approximately from 9:00 am-3:00 pm daily


  • For more information about the application process, see Apply page.




*exceptions to the age limit are made on a case by case basis

For whom is Chamberfest?

Why Chamberfest?

Founded in 2012, The Woodlands Chamberfest is a summer music camp dedicated to teaching communication, collaboration, and leadership through chamber music. We introduce middle- to high-school age students to the experience of rehearsals and performances in a small ensemble, with daily coachings, workshops and private lessons.

Working closely in groups of three to six without a conductor, students are guided with coaching to prepare and perform a piece of music in 5 days. More than just preparing to perform, our students learn and practice the art of collaboration: how to communicate, listen, respond, compliment, critique, and cooperate with each other.

Chamber music is not just an essential part of being a musician, but a honing of skills needed in all areas of life. The Woodlands Chamberfest provides a rewarding musical experience to inspire students to continue their musical studies and further explore the diverse and significant role that they have as artists within a community.

Questions? Contact us

The Woodlands Chamberfest: Beyond the music

The Woodlands Chamberfest: Beyond the music

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