Seminar Series

The Conference Seminar Series features members of the Conference faculty and guest lecturers.

Seminars are given on Thursday evenings in Weeks 2, 3, and 4.

All seminars are in the Carriage Barn on the campus of Bennington College, Bennington, VT, and are free and open to the public. See these directions and this campus map.

See Past Seminars for information on seminars from past seasons of the Conference.

2017 Seminars

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017, 7:30 PM

Music for Social Impact

Claire Bryant

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017, 7:30 PM

Beethoven: String Quartet in c-sharp minor, Op. 131

Lecture-Performance led by Joel Berman

Joel Berman, violin
Mayuki Fukuhara, violin
Alice Berman, viola
Steve Reid, cello

Seminars in Week 2 of the Conference are generously supported by the Barbara and Jerry Hulka Fund.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017, 7:30 PM

Composing String Quartets

Donald Crockett

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017, 7:30 PM

Breaking Down Hierarchies in Chamber Music Interactions

Robert Merfeld


International Symbol of AccessibilityThe Conference wishes to make its concerts and seminars accessible to all. For information regarding accommodations and services, please contact us.

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

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