Tuned InTuned In! 2020 will be July 6th through 11th.


Tuned In! Summer Student Festival is an intensive and comprehensive week-long musical learning experience for middle school, high school, and college students. Tuned In! takes place July 6-11, 2020, ending with a gala student performance on Saturday for friends and family. The festival mixes serious education with lots of fun, in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

We are excited to continue the relationship with our sponsor and location for Tuned In! 2020, Seattle Waldorf School (SWS), adjacent to Magnuson Park at 7777 62nd Avenue NE Seattle. Our collaboration with SWS is good news for the summer Festival as it provides a more central location and opportunities for expansion. Thank you, Seattle Waldorf School!

Tuned In! is a unique opportunity to work with a professional string quartet! Coaching by the dynamic Skyros Quartet provides an incomparable experience for youthful chamber music players. Activities will include master classes and sight-reading sessions, plus enrichment such as theatre arts and relaxation exercises. Each year the festival invites a world-class artist from the Seattle Chamber Music Society to present a master class, and Tuned In! students have even had the opportunity to participate in the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Music Under the Stars. Students can expect to improve their skills and musicianship and become more expressive players.

Tuned In! was a super fun chamber music camp. I loved how we got to do a wide range of things (theatre arts, yoga, etc.) and learned how the related to music and how they made us better musicians. It made it more than just a music camp because we learned so much.

– Jonathan, Tuned In! student

Tuned In! 2020 will be July 6th through 11th.


Seattle Waldorf School, 7777 62nd Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115


The Music Directors for Tuned In! are the members of the Skyros Quartet. Founded in 2010, Skyros was the first Quartet in Residence at the Glen Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska. Skyros attended the 2015 Aspen Music Festival and School Center for Advanced Quartet studies, where they worked with members of the Takács, American, Jupiter, and Pacifica String Quartets, Earl Carlyss, James Dunham, and Sylvia Rosenberg. They have also been mentored by the Penderecki and Muir String Quartets and composer Joan Tower. All members of the Skyros Quartet have performed internationally.

Visit the Faculty page for more information.

Who Should Apply?


Violin, viola, cello and piano students ages 13-24 are eligible for enrollment. New students should prepare a two or three octave scale and a piece of their choice for the placement audition which is to be submitted in the form of a YouTube video.




Tuned In! FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Sample 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