Tuned In! Summer Student Festival is a fun-filled, intensive, and comprehensive week-long musical learning experience for students ages 13-24 directed and coached by the Skyros Quartet. Mixing serious education with lots of fun in a noncompetitive atmosphere over 6 days, the festival culminates with a final Student Performance mid-day Saturday. This final performance is free and open to the public and we encourage students to invite their family and friends.

Highlights!

  • Faculty Recital by Skyros Quartet on Tuesday, July 9, 5-6pm. Students, parents, family and the general public are invited to this complimentary performance
  • Master Class featuring a Guest Artist from the Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival.
  • Performance opportunity at Music Under the Stars, a relaxing evening in the park featuring local student performances before the live broadcast of the SCMS concert
  • Complimentary tickets for Festival students to a SCMS concert at the Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya. This is planned for Wednesday evening, July 10.
  • Daily Theatre Arts class.

Q: Tuition Discounts and Financial Aid – how do they work?
A: Register early to take advantage of Early Bird Tuition of $475, We are pleased to offer a Bring a Friend Discount of $50 to an enrolled student who originates the referral of another student who participates in the festival. Financial Aid is available based on income and need criteria without discrimination due to race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. Chamber Music Madness is committed to recruiting students of color and students from underserved communities. The Financial Aid Application is available on the website. Awards will be announced May 15.

Q: When and where can I drop off/pick up my student on campus?
A: New location this year! The Festival will take place at the Seattle Waldorf High School located at 7777 62nd Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98115. Access is via the north entrance to Magnuson Park on Sand Point Way and NE 74th St. Enter the Park, turn left at 63rd Ave NE, left at NE 77th St and right onto 62nd Ave NE. Continue under the bridge to the school. There is no access from NE NOAA Drive. Parents can drop off students or park as there is ample free parking. . The Festival begins at 8:45am and finishes at 4:30pm except for Tuesday and Saturday. Tuesday, the students will stay for the Faculty Recital from 5-6pm. Saturday, students arrive at 11am. The final Student Concert will begin at 1:00 pm and will last approximately one hour followed by a hosted Reception.

Q: Are parents allowed to observe the coaching, lectures, or rehearsal during the week?
A: Absolutely! Parents are encouraged to watch and observe their student during the week. Special event and performance information will be emailed out in advance.

Q: What should I wear during the week of the Festival?
A: Participants should wear comfortable clothing, as there will be some activities that will involve physical activity. Dress guidelines for the final Student Concert are as follows: girls should wear a dress, skirt with blouse or formal shirt, or slacks with blouse or formal shirt. No low cut tops and if wearing a dress or skirt, it must be knee-length or longer. Fabrics should not be sheer/see-through. Boys should wear nice slacks (no jeans) and a button down shirt, dress shoes and socks. A suit jacket and tie are optional.

Q: Are meals provided during the Festival?
A: Students are expected to bring a sack lunch every day. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided.

Q: Where will the Faculty Recital and final Student Concert be held?
A: These performances will be at Seattle Waldorf School. They are free to the public and students are encouraged to invite family and friends.

Q: What should I bring to the Festival?
A: A folding music stand, your music (you may print it from imslp.org if it was not emailed to you), a pencil with eraser, a folder or binder for your music and papers, your lunch, and a happy and teachable attitude!

Q: What does the daily schedule look like?
A: Here is a general outline of the daily schedule:

Days 1-5 Days 1-5

  • 8:45 am Arrival (Day 1 includes initial orientation for parents and students, then initial fun, bonding activities)
  • 8:45 – 9:45 am Rehearsal/Coaching
  • 9:45 – 10 am Snack/Break
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am Rehearsal/Coaching
  • 11:00 – 11:45 am Musicianship (focus on artistry and creativity)
  • 11:45 – 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm Enrichment Activities (theater arts)
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm Rehearsal/Coaching
  • 2:30 – 2:45 pm Snack/Break
  • 2:45 – 3:45 pm Rehearsal/Coaching
  • 3:45 – 4:30 pm Madness sight-reading sessions/Masterclasses/Personal Practice

Day 6

  • 11:00 am Arrival Dress rehearsal
  • 1:00 – 2 :00 pm Student Concert
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm Reception for students, faculty, friends, family and guests