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.

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

  • Scholarship applications due: June 4, 2023 (Must include online application, scholarship application, audition video links and application fee)
  • All applications due: June 11, 2023 (Must include online application, audition video links and application fee)
  • Tuition amount/scholarship decided and notified June 24th 2023.
  • Tuition payment due: July 1, 2023 after notification of acceptance and whenever applicable, adjustment of tuition (online payment or check mailing)
  • Rolling acceptance for completed registrants through June 11 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 application, 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 2023 Camp tuition is $850 for non-piano; and $950 for piano campers.  Non-refundable application fee $50 is additional.

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

Special Referral Discount:  $50 tuition discount to a new referred camper by a past camper. $50 discount also to the past camper who made the referral; $100 discount for 2 new camper referrals; and $150 (cap) discount for three new camper referrals who actually come to participate.

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 2023 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.