We will continue to have electronic auditions. Note there is one additional “metronome skills” audition requirement. 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.
Application Deadlines: (Please be mindful of the firm deadlines because grouping – and your group’s music will be selected right after.)
- Scholarship applications: June 7, 2021
- All applications: June 14, 2021
- Tuition payment due: July 1, 2021 after notification of acceptance
Family and pre-formed groups are welcome. Preferences may be indicated, but group placement is at the discretion of faculty.
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 email@example.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 2021 Camp tuition is $750 for non-piano; and $800 for piano campers. Non-refundable application fee $30 is additional.
To help ease the financial burden during pandemic, OPUS subsidizes and provides $150 discount per camper to bring the tuition down to:
$600 for each non-piano camper, and $650 for each piano camper.
Additive to the discount, OPUS offers past camper or a sibling a $50 tuition reduction.
OPUS establishes a large pool of 2021 Scholarship Fund. We welcome Scholarship applications.
a) Up to 20 Fellowships (high school students serious in chamber music) — free admission after acceptance. The award will be based on audition video(s), Scholarship Application Form and one teacher recommendation letter.
b) More Scholarships (Scholarship Application Form and audition videos are required) are to be awarded in three levels below:
- $200 – Outstanding;
- $100 – Merit; and
- $50 – Honor.
c) In-Need Scholarships – ask the Camp Director. We will be happy to work with your financial affordability.
The 2021 OPUS Chamber Music Camp is supported in part by a SECA grant from the City of Naperville, IL; and a grant by Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) of New York City.