Concordia Summer Chamber Music Festival 2023 - Archived

  • June 19 - 29, 2023
  • Borland-Manske Center

    1530 Concordia West
    Irvine, California 92612
Ticket Price $20.00-$1,400 This event is now over

2023 Concordia Summer Chamber Music Festival 

Concordia University Irvine is pleased to launch the third Summer Chamber Music Festival in the Borland-Manske Center. Talented young musicians are invited to take part in intensive chamber programs led by distinguished faculty and guest artists. Participants will enhance their knowledge and musical skills while sharing the experience with peers and professional musicians.


  • Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
  • Woodwinds: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone
  • Brass: Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba
  • Piano
  • Harp
  • Percussion
  • Ukulele, Guitar


  • 3rd grade and older
  • Open to individuals or pre-formed groups (duets, trios, quartets, etc.)

Application Deadline

   Early Application 

  • Application fee : $30
  • Due date: March 5th, 2023 
  • Acceptance will be announced by March 8, 2023. Tuition must be paid by March 12, 2023


   Regular Application 

  • Application fee : $60
  • Due date: April 1st, 2023 
  • Acceptance will be announced by April 3rd, 2023. Tuition must be paid by April 8th, 2023


Tuition: $1400


  • Performance-based merit scholarships will be awarded to exceptional musician
  • Parents, if your child is under age 13, you might be eligible to apply for Dependent Care FSA to reimburse the tuition for the camp.
  • Non-paid Internships available for high school students

Lunch Package (optional) :  $120.00
Room and Board*: for students out of state and county : $850.00
*Students under 18 years old who need room and board, must be accompanied by a guardian or chaperon.

Registration and Audition

Video recording of one or two pieces that demonstrate your highest level of musical achievement, uploaded to YouTube (unlisted) or other similar easily accessible video sharing website

About the Program

Participants will be assigned to groups and repertoire based on their levels. Each participant is assigned to one or more groups. The most advanced participants might get the opportunity to perform along with coaches. Certificates of completion will be issued to all participants.

Program Features

  • 1 individual private lesson
  • Daily intensive chamber music coaching with our distinguished faculty
  • Masterclasses series with outstanding and renowned guest artists
  • Orchestra work
  • Musicianship Class
    • Intro AP Music Theory for high school students
    • Music Theory class


Concerto competition

  • Competition Date: Monday, June 12, 2023
  • Performance Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023
  • Concerto Competition Application Fee : $60
  • The top 6 contestants will have the opportunity to perform their piece with a chamber orchestra led by Dennis Kim, the concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony
  • Performance Fee (for the selected performers): $500
  • Repertoire: Any single movement from the following list of concerti


Special Seminars

  • Music Technology Class (Home Recording 101)
  • Learning history of chamber music
  • Technique Class for each instrument
  • Key Preparation Strategies for Auditions and Competitions
  • Scale Class for each instrument
  • Orchestra 101
    • How to prepare for chamber music and orchestra rehearsals
    • Conductor’s expectation for rehearsals
    • Elements that players need to keep in mind
  • Conducting Technique Class
  • Tips for Aspiring Collaborative Pianists
  • Reed-Making Workshop for bassoon & oboe
  • Handbell experience
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Music & Painting
  • Keyboard Instruments - Learning about the Piano, Harpsichord and Organ
  • Special activities for Elementary students

Final Concert

All groups are featured in the final concert on the last day of the camp.

Thursday, June 29, 2023 at the CU Center

Learn More Here 


For additional information, email Concordia Chamber Music Director, Dr.

HyeJung Shin, at

Date & Time

Jun 19, 2023 9:30 AM - Jun 29, 2023 9:30 PM

Venue Details

Borland-Manske Center

1530 Concordia West
Irvine, California 92612 Borland-Manske Center
Concordia University Irvine

Mission Statement

Concordia University Irvine, a comprehensive Lutheran Christian university guided by Christ's Great Commission, develops wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens to serve society and the church.

About Concordia

Concordia University Irvine, part of the Concordia University System, is a private, nonprofit Christian university that is proud to be one of the founding institutions of higher education in Irvine, California. For nearly 50 years, we have prepared students to be wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens through a distinctive Lutheran education.

Today, we educate nearly 5,000 students on campus and online, and our alumni network has grown to over 25,000 worldwide. Ranked nationally among the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” universities by U.S. News & World Report. Once you become a Golden Eagle, you’ll be part of a close, caring community that’s committed to helping you grow personally, professionally, and spiritually.


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