July 9 – August 4, 2018

Applications for the 2018 Academy will open
on October 17, 2017.

The Chamber Music Institute for piano and strings welcomes individuals and pre-formed ensembles for intensive coaching sessions, rehearsals, and performances.  The focus is on learning through performance.  Fellows will perform alongside our guest artists as Mentors. With enrolment limited to 18, participating Fellows work with distinguished international faculty in an intimate, collegial atmosphere.  Individual instrumentalists are placed in chamber groups with at least one artist Mentor per group.

Performance opportunities are paramount to this program and selected Fellows will have the opportunity to perform at outreach concerts in the community as well as at weekly Chamber Music reGeneration Concerts that are a part of the Toronto Summer Music Festival.

All applicants receive a full Fellowship to attend and accommodations are provided.

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“I love the fact that we the ‘Mentors’ play with the ‘Fellows’, rather than just listen to them and coach them.  I am putting Mentors and Fellows in quotation marks because, when it comes to playing music, we are all equals – music lovers who spend time trying to find the best way to share the music with listeners.”

– Pedja Muzijevic, piano (TSM Academy Mentor)

How to Apply

Applications for the 2018 Chamber Music Institute c will open on October 17, 2018.

Materials Required

  1. One‐page biography (If applying as a pre-formed ensemble, please also include short bios of each group member).
  2. Photograph (Colour)
  3. One-page list of current repertoire
  4. Listing of works that the individual wishes to be coached on and/or perform at Toronto Summer Music (If applying for The Chamber Music Institute these must be works for Chamber Ensemble and if applying for The Art of Song program these works must be Art Song).
  5. Non-refundable application fee of $75 (plus HST) for individuals  or $100 (plus HST) for pre-formed duos/ensembles
  6. Digital Video Recordings should be 20-30 minutes long and include at least 2 selections in contrasting style and character.  (see Audition Recording Requirements below)

Audition Requirements

  1. String players and pianists can apply as individuals or as a pre-formed chamber ensemble.
  2. Digital video only, submitted as youtube link. Please ensure your video is marked either public or unlisted (only available to those you share it with) so the audition panel is able to view it.
  3. The digital video recording should include a minimum of two works or excerpts from works in contrasting style and character
  4. The repertoire does not have to be the same as that to be proposed for performance in the Academy program
  5. The recording submitted by chamber ensembles must be of the entire ensemble
  6. The recording submitted by individual artists must be a solo recording
  7. The applicant must include a document listing the name of the ensemble or individual, date and location of the recording, and works performed with timings
  8. Recordings are the primary adjudication tool and should be of the highest possible audio quality
  9. Each movement must be completed in one take with no editing

Please contact us at if you have any questions regarding the application process.


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