Announcing Our 14th Annual OPUS Chamber Music Camp: July 31 – August 6, 2016

Date: July 31 – August 6, 2016

Venue: Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

Ages: 8 through 18 (click here)

Schedule: Daily 9:00 – 4:15; early dropoff and late pickup available (click here)

Faculty: Over 25 experienced performers, educators, and chamber music coaches (click here)

Curriculum: Team-developed, energizing, interactive, challenging, and musically-inspiring (click here)

Registration: Opens January 1, 2016 – June 12, 2016. (click here)

Fees: Application $30; Tuition: $650.  Scholarships, Discounts and Early Bird Gift available.

Audition: See Audition Information

Young Adults Solo and Chamber Ensemble Competition

nwcOPUS is pairing up again with the Naperville Woman’s Club (NWC) in sponsoring this year’s Young Adults Solo and Chamber Ensemble Competition.  This is for kids in 8th to 12th Grade.

Time: 2 – 5 pm on Saturday February 6

Place: NWC’s Church /Clubhouse on 14 S. Washington St., Naperville

Deadline: Dec 17, 2015

Requirement: Application Form and a CD

Prizes: Cash rewards ($500, $300, $100 to the first three places) and scholarships (including to the OPUS 2016 Camp)

For more information call 630-355-7132 OR e-mail

Note: Changes in Upcoming Holiday Concert Schedule

These events are a great way to develop and increase students’ social responsibility by giving back and sharing musical talents with most appreciative senior citizens.  Sign-up details are here.

Music Director: Mara Gallagher and many Faculty and Coaching Assistants

NTL Workshop: Attend a two-hour coaching session on either (1) 5-7 pm or (2) 7-9 pm on Friday, December 18th; or (3) 10-12 noon, (4) 1 – 3 pm, or (5) 3 – 5 pm session on Saturday, December 19th.  Please indicate your 1st and 2nd choices by numbering (1), (2) … (5).

Fee: $15/person   Venue: classrooms of North Central College

Music: (mostly holiday music) will be emailed to you 1 to 2 weeks before December 18th.

Holiday Concerts have been arranged at the following senior residences:

Changed: Wednesday, December 23rd:

  • Changed: 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Plymouth Place, LaGrange (a)
  • Changed: 3:15 – 4:00 pm, Eve Assisted Living, Hinsdale (b)

Tues Dec. 29th:

  • 10:15-11:00 am Brookdale, Lisle (c)
  • Lunch by OPUS in Naperville downtown (d) (Please RSVP to Camp Director)
  • 1:15 – 2:15 pm, Monarch Landing, Naperville (e)
  • 3:00-4:00 pm, Villa St. Benedict, Lisle (f)

Please indicate your intended participation in (a) through (f).

We thank you in advance for considering to participate in Holiday Concerts.