WCM IMMERSION

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The activities of the Weekend of Chamber Music are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018
Application Fee: $75
Please note, you must receive confirmation of your payment for your application to be complete.

For more information write to: artisticdirector@wcmconcerts.org or call 646-861-0378

Weekend of Chamber Music offers Chamber Music Fellowships to pre-professional musicians at its annual two-week July Summer Festival in the Catskills. In 2018, from July 15th to 29th, WCM Fellows will have the opportunity to work with WCM’s outstanding roster of performing artists and 2018 Composer-in-Residence, Joan Tower.

WCM’s Fellowship program offers up to five pre-professional performers and composers festival residencies, consisting of:
• daily shadowing of the performers and guest composer in rehearsal
• lessons, masterclasses, and discussion with festival artists
• career mentoring and chamber music coaching

• performances in the Eddie Adams Barn as well as performance opportunities in the region
• public readings of composers’ works, with composers and performers collaborating on new pieces

Participants will gain first-hand experience of the inner workings of a chamber music festival, from rehearsal to performance, management to grant-writing, and administration.

Weekend of Chamber Music will provide housing and lunches will be catered and shared among artists on the porch of the Eddie Adams barn.
Weekend of Chamber Music is located in the southern Catskill Mountains northwest of New York City

Hear from Weekend of Chamber Music’s 2017 Fellows:

Two weeks full of amazing music, incredible artistry, and overwhelming love and support. I am honored and humbled to have been a part of the WCM family!

Kellen Degnan, Cellist
Cleveland Institute of Music

WCM was an absolutely wonderful experience. The lessons I was able to take from these amazing and influential professional musicians were so rewarding. On top of observing their rehearsals and performances, we had performance opportunities ourselves, many personal discussions about becoming your own musician in the musical world, and seminars on how to further our career both musically and intellectually. Add this to the a small group of wonderful colleagues who attended with me; I learned so much from them. I would recommend anyone to come experience what WCM has to offer!

Shelby Dems, Violinist
Ithaca College

It’s a rare delight for a composer to work this closely with a group of players while also living together and talking every day. Long discussions on a range of subjects are often where the real identity of a new piece comes out, and while it’s hard to point to specifics, the work changes radically as a result. WCM is a gem of a festival which offers this special kind of opportunity for a composer, and its relaxed and friendly atmosphere with its dedicated local audience is truly something to cherish.

Michael Small, Composer
Cornell University

As a young growing artist, I had the chance to be part of the WCM summer festival, an experience I would highly recommend to any young musician who is looking for real musical growth.
On top of being an amazing opportunity to perform great repertoire of chamber music and solo pieces, we learned about the creative process of a composer and how to collaborate with him/her in this process.  Meeting unique artists who have international careers, listening to their performances as well as getting advice from them has truly be one of the most extraordinary experience of my life.

Anouk Lenormand, Cellist
France

2018 Festival Artists