Concordia Summer Chamber Music Festival 2024

  • June 17 - 27, 2024
  • Borland-Manske Center

    1530 Concordia West
    Irvine, California 92612
Ticket Price $10.00 Register Now

2024 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


  • Entering 4rd grade and older
  • Open to individuals or pre-formed groups (duets, trios, quartets, etc.)

Application Deadline: (Updated) 

Acceptance will be announced by April 1, 2024.
Tuition must be paid by April 5th , 2024.

   Early Application 

  • Application Fee: $30
  • Due date: March 8th, 2024

   Regular Application 

  • Application Fee: $60
  • Due date: March 22, 2024 

    Late Application 

  • Application Fee: $80
  • Due date: March 27, 2024

Tuition: $1600

  • Performance-based merit scholarships will be awarded to exceptional musician

Awards from the Concordia Competition 
First prize :  $200 scholarship to CUI Summer Chamber Music Festival, 2024  

 * For chamber ensembles, each member will receive a $200 scholarship for CUI Summer Chamber Music Camp, 2024 (only for instrumentalists )

Second prize :  $100 scholarship to CUI Summer Chamber Music Festival, 2024.

* For chamber ensembles, each member will receive a $100 scholarship for CUI  Summer Chamber Music Camp, 2024  

Lunch Package (optional) :  $160.00 (10 meals)
Room :: $ 600.00 (without meals)

Special room rate for a guardian or chaperone : $350.00 (without meals)

*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 17, 2024
  • Performance Date: Saturday, June 22 , 2024
  • Concerto Competition Application Fee : $60
  • The top 6 contestants will have the opportunity to perform their piece with a professional chamber orchestra
  • 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 festival .

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at Zhang Orchestra Hall 

Learn More Here 


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

HyeJung Shin, at

Date & Time

Jun 17, 2024 9:00 AM - Jun 27, 2024 10:00 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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