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Adult Summer Chamber Music Institute

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Dates: Thursday, June 22-Sunday, June 25, 2017

About the Adult Summer Chamber Music Institute

Advanced, intermediate and novice adult string players are invited to the beautiful Vanderbilt campus for four days of music-making in chamber groups, technique sessions, and fun! Daily events will include plenary sessions of music-making, chamber group coaching and rehearsals, instrument technique sessions, and concerts.

Cost: $425 per participant

Housing: We are happy to provide referrals to area hotels and/or conference centers.

Location: All events will be held at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville, Tenn., 37212.

How to apply: Download and fill out the PDF application. The form includes a few questions that will help us place you in a chamber music group appropriate to your experience and performance level.

For more information: Email Associate Dean Pam Schneller.

Our faculty

Stephen Miahky, violin

Praised for his "sweet, luxurious" sound (Fanfare) and the "thoughtfulness and seriousness" (Nashville Scene) of his interpretations, Stephen Miahky is the Joseph Joachim Professor of Violin at Vanderbilt University and first violin of the Blair String Quartet. He has garnered acclaim for his performances as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout North America and Europe. Miahky spends much of the summer as a resident artist at the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival and teaching at the Montecito International Music Festival in Riverside, Calif.

Jessica Blackwell, violin

Jessica Blackwell is concertmaster for the Gateway Chamber Orchestra and the Nashville Philharmonic, a violinist in the Nashville Symphony, and a faculty member at the Blair School of Music. Passionate about music education, she is active in the Nashville Symphony's Community Engagement Programs.

Sari DeLeon-Reist, cello

An adjunct artist teacher of cello at the Blair School, DeLeon-Reist performs regularly with some of Nashville's finest musicians and ensembles on stage and in the recording studio. She plays with the Nashville Opera Orchestra and is a regular substitute with the Nashville Symphony. She was asoloist with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and the Nexus Chamber Orchestra. In the popular music realm, she can be heard on the recordings of Lady Antebellum, Kings of Leon, Faith Hill, Ben Folds, Carrie Underwood and many others.