Middlebury Chamber Music Festival

The Middlebury Chamber Music Festival returns for it’s 3rd year from August 10-13, 2017.   The festival includes concerts, lessons, master classes, community events and a chamber music workshop.  Middlebury will again welcome local and visiting amateur and professional string players and pianists and an outstanding guest chamber music faculty, Miho Weber (cello), Jonathan Weber(violin and viola), Marc Ramirez (violin and viola) and Olivia Hajioff(violin and viola).

Chamber Music Concerts include a gala and festival performances by our visiting chamber music faculty members, local talents, and chamber music workshop participants at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

  • String Quartet In the park!:  A chamber music concert of pop and classical tunes craving the outdoors will be held on the new park opposite the new town hall and the Main Street Rotary in Middlebury, VT on Thursday, August 9 at 6PM.  The string quartet features violinists Jon Weber and Emily Sunderman, violist Elizabeth Reid and cellist Miho Weber. In partnership with the Better Middlebury Partnership. Free!
  • Gala Concert:  Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 8PM at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 Main Street, Middlebury, VT.  String Quartet and and Duo performances by MarcOlivia and Jon Weber and Miho Weber. $20 donation.
  • Festival Concert, Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 5PM at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 Main Street, Middlebury, VT.  Featuring performers from the Middlebury Festival Chamber Music Workshop $20 donation.

A Community Improv Workshop will be led by Jon Weber on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 4-5:30 PM in the Salon at MCMC. Registration is open to adults, middle and high school students musicians of any instrument. Limited to 20 participants with at least 3 years of experience on their instrument. $15.

  • Improv Workshop: Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 4-5:30 PM
  • Fee:  $15
  • Location: The Middlebury Community Music Center (MCMC). 6 Main Street, Middlebury, VT.
  • Registration: Improv Workshop Registration Form 

A Cello Masterclass with visiting artist Miho Weber is open to the community. The masterclass will be held in the Salon at MCMC on Thursday afternoon, August 10, 2017 from 2-3:30PM. Registration is open to cellists and the curious of all ages and abilities.

  • Cello Masterclass: Thursday, August 10, 2017 2-3:30PM
  • Location:  The Middlebury Community Music Center (MCMC). 6 Main Street, Middlebury, VT.
  • Registration: Cello Master Class Registration

The Chamber Music Festival Workshop will be held at the Middlebury Community Music Center. Advanced and intermediate adult instrumentalists (including piano) of all ages are welcome. Pre-formed ensembles are welcome to attend and may participate as a group or split up and mix and match with others. For those of you not al­ready in a group, we will place you according to your instrument and ability, and will assign suitable repertoire well in advance of your session.

  • Participants will be placed into two groups and will be coached on specific repertoire by the visiting artists.
  • Additional activities will include an orchestra reading as well as time for sight reading chamber music with other participants.
  • Participants will be assigned repertoire to prepare ahead of time.
  •  Individuals attending will be grouped with players of similar self-assessed skill ratings based on the ACMP Skill Rating guidelines, found at www.acmp.net.
  • Housing for out of town participants can be arranged with local families or through booking at a local hotel or inn.  The Middlebury Inn , The Swift House Inn and Inn on the Green are great places to stay and are within walking distance to MCMC.
  • Workshop Tuition: $350
  • Dates: August 10 – 13, 2017
  • Location: The Middlebury Community Music Center (MCMC).  6 Main Street Middlebury, VT 05753.
  • Registration Link: Weekend Workshop Registration  (note registration is currently full)