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Application Form and Brochure

Click here to download the application form for the 2017 Conference, in PDF format. After you open the PDF application form, you can fill in the form on your computer, then print the completed application, sign it, and mail it to us.

For a brochure in PDF format, click here.

PDF format requires a reader such as Adobe Reader. You can get a free copy of Adobe Reader here. Note that in viewers or readers other than Adobe Reader, you may not be able to fill in or print the form on your computer.

Alternatively, contact us at cmceast@cmceast.org or 212-927-5053 to request that a paper copy of the brochure and application form be mailed to you.

New Applicants

If you are new to the Conference, we would like to learn about your playing ability and experience, to place you in compatible chamber music groups. With your application, please enclose a letter describing your musical experience and providing the names and telephone numbers of two musicians (for example, teachers, fellow ensemblists, or Conference participants or faculty members) who are familiar with your playing. After we receive your application, we will arrange for you to play for a faculty member.

We urge you to apply early, because space is limited.

Fees, Deposit, and Payment

Fees for the 2017 Conference, per week, are:

Participants – $1435
Includes tuition, room and board, and use of all facilities.

Auditors – $1190
Includes attendance as an observer at coaching sessions, room and board, and use of all facilities.

Family Members – Adults, $650; Children 2-15 years, $290

Financial aid is available.

Enclose a deposit of $150 per applicant per week, plus $75 per family member per week, with your application.

All payments must be made by a check drawn on a U.S. bank or by an international money order, payable to Chamber Music Conference. After you are accepted, the deposit is applied to your fees, and the balance will be due May 15. Accepted applicants who withdraw before May 15 will receive a refund of their payments, less a $50 administrative fee for each week canceled. Refunds cannot be made for applicants who withdraw on or after May 15. If a family member is unable to come, the corresponding payment will be applied to the applicant's fee.

Mailing Address

Mail your application to:

Chamber Music Conference
c/o Marilyn Bell
900 W. 190th St. #11-O
New York, NY 10040

Deadlines

March 1 – Due date for first-priority consideration of applications. After March 1, some spaces typically remain available, depending on the instrument and the week, and prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Executive Director to inquire.

March 20 – Applicants are notified of acceptance.

April 15 – Due date for coaching requests from accepted applicants.

May 15 – Due date for payment of balance of fees.

Financial Aid

Financial aid, made possible in part by donations to the Financial Aid Fund, is available to support participants who are unable to pay the full fee. Financial aid is awarded based on need – both the participant's need for support and the Conference's need for particular players. To apply for financial aid, send in your application, including deposit if possible, and indicate at the top of the application that you are requesting financial aid.

Accessibility

If you are a prospective applicant with a disability that may require accommodation to enable participation at the Conference, please note this when you apply or contact us at cmceast@cmceast.org to inquire.

Questions

If you are new to the Conference and would like to learn more from an experienced participant, please send an
e-mail message (optionally including your phone number) to learnmore@cmceast.org. One of our long-time participants will contact you and answer your questions or otherwise assist you.

All other inquiries should be directed to Marilyn Bell, our Executive Director, at cmceast@cmceast.org or 212-927-5053.

The Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East, Inc.
Tobias Werner, Music Director
Donald Crockett, Senior Composer-in-Residence
Marilyn Bell, Executive Director

212-927-5053  •  cmceast@cmceast.org
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