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Honors Classical Chamber Music Program
Piano and Strings

If you want to be surrounded 24/7 with kids from all over the US and other countries, if you think you may want to be a music major in a college like UM, if you know that performing is what you want to do - THEN - this is the place for you!

HONORS CLASSICAL CHAMBER MUSIC For Pianists and String Players

Directed by Dr. Paul Posnak, Professor Emeritus, Frost School of Music With Scott Flavin, Professor of Violin and Resident Conductor, The Henry Mancini Institute, Frost School of Music

Session B: July 2 - July 13

Be coached by concert artists in the art of playing Chamber Music! Learn what is offered at the Frost School of Music!

Highly talented and motivated pianists and string players are invited to apply to our HONORS CLASSICAL CHAMBER MUSIC PROGRAM. Students will have a daily schedule with two sessions of Chamber Music Coaching, plus classes such as Orchestra, Piano Duet Ensemble, String Ensemble, College Prep Music Theory or Theory Fundamentals, and Electives including Composition, Piano Master Class and Intro to Improvisation for classical players. The program concludes with its own concert of chamber music. After completing this program, students will have a good idea of what it is like to be a student at the Frost School of Music!

Experience this unique opportunity to be coached in a small group setting by our world - renowned honors faculty.

Program Length

2 weeks


Session B: July 2 - July 13
Session C: July 16 - July 27


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Age Range

13 and above, however talented younger students are invited to apply.

Registration Fee

Prior to April 1/$40. After April 1/$75.



Dorm Program - not required for commuters. Includes room, board, and activities


Housing Check In/ Check Out Dates

Session B: Sun, July 1 / Sat., July 14
Session C: Sun, July 15 / Sat, July 28
(note: campers attending both sessions do not need to check out between sessions, dorm counselors will be on duty)


  • For Pianists and String musicians, entering grades 7-12, ages 12-17. (qualified younger students may apply)
  • If you are part of a school ensemble, you should be performing at Music Grade level 6.0 or above.
  • If you study privately, then you should be studying highly advanced repertoire, including technical studies. Pianists should be working on Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin Etudes, or equivalent repertoire.
  • Your music teacher will be asked to submit a recommendation for you.
  • An audition demo, 10-minute maximum. All auditions must be submitted as a high - quality video file or a YouTube link. Send your demos to:
  • Specific Requirements for auditions: Two representative solo works of contrasting styles that demonstrate your technical facility, tone, and interpretation from the standard classical repertoire. An additional, optional live audition may be scheduled, however you must first submit your online demo
  • After you are accepted, you will be assigned 2 pieces of chamber music that have been especially selected for you. Participants are expected to download the music and LEARN THEIR PART FLUENTLY BEFORE THE CAMP SESSION BEGINS. NOTE: THIS IS A REQUIREMENT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM.

DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.)


DROP OFF at the Frost School of Music

9:00 - 10:00

Piano Duet Ensemble: Pianists are grouped in pairs to study duets and duos.
Orchestra: Our conductor is simply awesome!

10:00 - 11:15

A continuation of the Ensemble class, with the addition of subjects such as: sight reading, audition preparation, conducting, and technique.

  • String Ensemble
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Piano Ensemble

11:30 - 12:00

LUNCH (Lunch is included in the camp tuition)
In the UM Cafeteria, you will be able to select from the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries), salad bar, pizza, hot meal of the day, and the deli. Fresh fruits, desserts, and beverages are all included.

12:15 - 1:15

Songwriting and Composition: for students who have some experience either writing songs (music/lyrics) or instrumental compositions. Campers work in groups according to their style (pop song, classical instrumental, jazz, rock...)
Classical Piano Master Class: an opportunity to be coached on your solo repertoire. (Session B only)
Chamber Music Practice Session
Intro to Improvisation: for strings, winds, and pianists - no experience necessary! In today's musical world, classical musicians are called on to improvise.

1:30 - 2:30

Music Theory - Fundamentals: Master the basics!
Music Theory - College Prep: Students who have been accepted to the Frost School of Music cannot enroll in the first semester of Music Theory unless they pass a Theory Fundamentals Exam. Other college music programs have similar requirements. This class will help you prepare for this! Topics that will be covered: Intervals and Scales, Major and Minor Key Signatures, Triads and Seventh Chords, Meter and Rhythm, and Harmonic Progression, Hearing Chord Progressions, Solfege and Sight Singing and Basic Part Writing. (Pre-Requisite: knowledge of Theory Fundamentals)
All of the theory classes above use the innovative Frost School of Music experiential model, which incorporates ear training and improvisation.

2:45 - 3:45

HONORS CLASS 1 - Honors Chamber Music

4:00 - 5:00

HONORS CLASS 2 - Honors Chamber Music



Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal. We suggest 60 minute lessons for this age and level.

For Middle School and High School Campers, ages 11 and above

Are you from out of town - or - do you live in South Florida but want to see what it's like to go to a sleep away camp? Our full-time program is open to campers ages 11 and above. Coordinated by our amazingly talented Dorm Counselors, you will spend lots of time playing music and hanging out with kids like you who are seriously into music, plus enjoy fun camp activities too!


After the camp classes are over for the day, you are met by your dorm counselor. You go back to the dorm to rest and relax until dinner. All dorm campers go to dinner together, and then after dinner our counselors plan various activities. Each activity is supervised by one of our (totally awesome) counselors. All campers receive a pass to use the UM Wellness Center (on-campus fitness center with an indoor pool, racquet ball, indoor track, etc.). Campers can also use the evening time to get their practicing in. We have fun activities such as: jam sessions, game night, scavenger hunt, and more... On the weekend, we use our bus to take us to places like the beach, the movies, bowling, and ice skating!


HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST? The cost is $1,275 (A non-refundable housing fee is required at the time of registration to reserve your room. This deposit will be applied to your housing balance.)

WHAT DOES THE DORM ROOM PROVIDE AND WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? The dorm is air-conditioned and there is free WIFI. There is a communal bathroom on the floor. There is one floor for our boys and one for our girls. Sheets and towels are provided (bring a pillow and light blanket). There is a laundry room and the camp provides laundry detergent, so that you can wash your clothes. After you register for the Dorm Program, we will send you our complete Dorm Packet with what to bring, health forms, and dorm program rules.

WILL I HAVE A ROOMMATE? Everyone has a roommate. We will match you up with someone close in age or if you come with a friend, you can request to be roommates.

WHO ARE THE COUNSELORS? Our counselors are college students or college graduates. They are in charge of what you do after our camp classes are over for the day. They are all musicians too - so they arrange our jam sessions, can help you with your songwriting/composition assignments, will remind you to get your practice time in, and more! They can give you an inside look into what it's like to be a college music major!



Bus transportation to the camp, located on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, is provided by a private bus company. If you do not see a location near your home, please contact the camp. It may be possible for us to add an additional location on one of our routes!

Broward Bus:

Sawgrass Mall

Miramar Parkway and I-75

Bob Graham K-8 School (15901 NW 79th Ave) Miami Lakes

Dade Bus:

Highland Oaks Middle School (2375 NE 203rd St. Aventura

Sunny Isles

Miami Beach Episcopal Church (Pine Tree Drive & 41st St)


  • Enrollment is limited for this program. You will be notified of your acceptance after the camp receives ALL application materials: Online Registration, Application Fee, Teacher Recommendation, and Audition Demo. Your full deposit (plus the dorm deposit if you are staying in the dorm) is due after receiving your acceptance letter.
  • Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered, and choose your elective.
  • The Camp will email our "Teacher Recommendation Form" to your child's music teacher. This is to confirm that your camper is in the correct level. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your school or private music teacher before you start to register.