Adult Lessons

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Adult Lessons 2022-06-22T10:55:16-05:00

We’re excited to announce an amazing learning experience for adults brought to you by our partner organization, the Third Coast Chamber Collective!

See registration information following description

Adult musicians with three or more years of experience are invited to register for a week of music immersion. We welcome applications from strings, piano and woodwind players who would like to perform chamber music works with fellow participants and camp faculty members!

Lead instructors and members of the Third Coast Chamber Collective are international artists and graduates of prestigious music conservatories around the world, such as the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia and Royal Music Conservatory in Brussels, Belgium. Their solo, chamber music and orchestral performances have taken them to the world renowned concert halls, including Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria, BOZAR in Brussels, Belgium and Carnegie Hall in New York City, USA. In addition, TCCC artists will be joined by a special guest, the world-renowned cellist, Feldenkrais practitioner and a former cello professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Uri Vardi, who will lead sessions focused on increasing musicians’ body awareness and preventing injuries.

To learn more about Uri Vardi and Feldenkrais, please visit:



The camp will include chamber music rehearsals side by side with TCCC members, Feldenkrais for Musicians,  music appreciation classes and a final performance. Repertoire will be tailored to the size, instrumentation and experience of the participants. All participants will be placed in a chamber music ensemble with a faculty member to facilitate music collaboration and artistic communication between the participants and their coaches. The camp will be concluded with a performance of all chamber music groups, to be held on Saturday August 20th.

– M-F, 5:30-8:30pm August 15th-19th

Saturday August 20th- (3-5pm dress rehearsal, 7pm performance)

– Course content: Chamber Music Rehearsals side by side with TCCC musicians, Feldenkrais for musicians, music appreciation classes, final performance.

– Location: Reif Center

Cost – $400 ($375 through May 31st)

$360 ($332 through May 31st) for Itasca Symphony Orchestra members


Adult musicians ( 18+) with 3 or more years of experience are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: JUNE 30.

To apply please prepare a short audition video with the repertoire you are currently working on and fill out the application form below (available in WordDoc or as a Google Form). The video will help us to place you in the ensemble that will be best for your level of experience and musicianship and will ensure satisfactory musical collaboration and learning process.

AUDITION VIDEO requirement:

– a scale of your choice

– a short solo piece ( incomplete pieces or selections from one piece are acceptable)

Please, make sure the video is between 2-5 minutes long. Submit the video via a shareable link (Google Drive, YouTube, WeTransfer etc.) to [email protected]

To learn more about the Third Coast Chamber Collective artists and their guests, please visit

Please, contact us @ [email protected] with any inquiries about the program and the application process.

We are looking forward to making music with you!


If using the Word document, submissions should be emailed to [email protected]
If using the Google Form, submissions will be automatically recorded.

WordDoc (send via email when complete)

Google Form


Hotel Accommodations: We have a room block at IM Hotel.



Adult Lessons in violin, viola, cello and bass

Registration for summer lessons and the 2022/2023 school year is now open!


Learn more about Individual Lessons for adults.

For more information regarding scheduling, billing or logistics please contact managing director Buffy Dege at [email protected] or 218-327-5781. Music related questions may be directed to Artistic Director Pedro Oviedo at [email protected]