Camp Admission & Fees

We will continue to have electronic auditions. There is no live audition. Groupings and music assignments will be decided by early July. Music and its scrolling score/video will be made available via parent’s email to all campers around July 15th for practice prior to the camp. Faculty will perform one or more “Progress Check” in July after student receiving the music and before the camp begins, to ensure proper practice.  This process would include every admitted camper without exception. Melody or Harmony Camp will be assigned by audition evaluation by Faculty based on experience.

Application Deadlines: (Please be mindful of the firm deadlines because grouping – and your group’s music will be selected right after.)

  • Scholarship applications: June 8, 2022 (Scholarship Form required. Must complete with online registration and application fee)
  • All applications: June 15, 2022 (must complete with online registration and application fee)
  • Tuition payment due: July 1, 2022 after notification of acceptance and whenever applicable, adjustment of tuition. Tuition is due July 4th. (online payment or check mailing)
  • Rolling acceptance for completed registrants through June 15 except pianos. Piano acceptance will be notified by June 20 (prior OPUS campers have priority)

Family and pre-formed groups are welcome. Preferences may be indicated, but group placement is at the discretion of faculty.

An application is incomplete until OPUS receives all three things: Application Fee ($50 non-refundable), online registration, and YouTube video link(s).

Your YouTube video may not exceed 7 minutes and should represent your highest technical and musical ability.  This video alone will determine your music assignments. View instructions for Camp Auditions here. You should email the link(s) to campdirector.opus@gmail.com.  Please set your YouTube video(s) to public or unlisted viewing, and you may delete the video after July 31. OPUS will try to accommodate your grouping preference.

Fees and Discounts

The 2022 Camp tuition is $850 for non-piano; and $900 for piano campers.  Non-refundable application fee $50 is additional.

OPUS offers past camper or a sibling a $100 tuition reduction.

Each accepted camper is entitled to receive one GALA Concert ticket (worth $25) on 3 pm, Saturday July 30th, Wentz Concert Center.  This concert is to celebrate OPUS 20th Anniversary “UPLIFING 20” our community with beautiful chamber music.  The performers for chamber ensemble and orchestra are the current and past faculty, teaching assistants, and distinguished campers.  Family members, if interested in the GALA concert and dinner, must go to 2022 GALA to purchase tickets which is to be with assigned seats on first-come ‘n first-serve basis.

Click here to pay camp fees online.

 Scholarships

OPUS welcomes Scholarship applications.  The award will be based on audition video(s), Scholarship Application Form and the Special Scholarship requires one teacher recommendation letter.

    • $400 – Special;
    • $200 – Outstanding;
    • $100 – Merit; and
    • $50 – Honor.

In-Need Scholarships – ask the Camp Director.  We will be happy to work with your financial affordability.

The 2022 OPUS Chamber Music Camp has been made possible, in part, with support from a SECA Grant of the City of Naperville, IL, and a grant from ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players.