Summer Music Institute

Summer 2022

The UNM artist string faculty are pleased to present the 2022 UNM Summer Music Institute for accomplished collegiate and high school musicians as well as young professional players. Sunday May 29 through Saturday June 4.

Our Mission

Artistic

The primary mission of the UNM Summer Music Institute is to offer young musicians masterful teaching by UNM faculty and UNMSMI guest artists who are internationally recognized performers and teachers.

To Serve our community and region by presenting outstanding performances in string chamber music.

To Raise awareness of the excellence of UNM string programs both locally and regionally.

Educational

To teach the importance of chamber music through master classes, chamber music instruction, chamber orchestra, concert participation, and concert attendance

To offer the most advanced NM high school students a chance to work with UNM faculty and guest artists as coaches/mentors/collaborators

Outreach

To provide access to all UNMSMI events performances free of charge as a gift to our NM community. 

To engage younger audiences and families through excellent and exciting performances by gifted young musicians.

To engage with the greater Albuquerque community through a unique partnership with the UNM Hospital and UNM Arts-in-Medicine program.

To share the excellence of our UNM string program with musicians from across the United States and abroad.

 

This exciting festival takes place on the beautiful University of New Mexico campus from May 29 to June 4 and provides participants with intense daily musical interaction and expert guidance from world-class faculty. 

Participants will be immersed in daily chamber music rehearsals and coaching, daily instrumental masterclasses, a solo competition (featuring $2000 in prizes) student and faculty recitals, outreach events, multiple performance opportunities, special topic lectures, and more!

Safe and comfortable housing available in campus dormitories for an extra fee.

Daily complimentary light breakfasts provided. Some dinners offered during special evening events.

UNMSMI musicians must be between the ages of 15 and 25.  Exceptions to this age range can be requested on a case by case basis.

Tuition and Registration fees:

$55 registration fee applicable to all participants

$195 tuition

All fees are due upon notification of acceptance.

**Many full tuition fellowships are available for students who are currently attending college music programs. Priority given to those traveling from the farthest distance to attend.

AUDITION INFORMATION (DEADLINE APRIL 1, 2022)

RECORDED AUDITIONS: All applicants must submit an uploaded video link,  5 to 10 minutes of repertoire, including at least one movement from the solo works of J.S. Bach and the exposition of a concerto (memorization/ accompaniment not required) or other solo or accompanied work. Audio links are not acceptable, audition must be in video format with good quality audio component.

Send a link to carmelo@unm.edu by April 1 (midnight).

There is no application fee. Please include the following information in the body of your email:

  1. your date of birth
  2. current institution of study and current teacher, if applicable
  3. current residence (state, country)
  4. recent chamber music repertoire studied/performed

APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ACCEPTANCE STATUS BY APRIL 5.

ALL TUITION, FEES AND HOUSING COSTS(optional)  DUE BY APRIL 20.

 

Detailed Registration and Scholarship Information

The UNM Summer Music Institute is pleased to announce that due to generous support from UNM and community donors, many full and partial scholarships are available to the most highly qualified applicants as determined by competitive audition and demonstrated need.

Note to high school students: this is an intense professional training opportunity in string chamber music. Please apply only if your private teacher feels that you are ready to prepare and perform complete chamber music movements or works within a one week period. If your current repertoire includes concertos, sonatas, technical etudes and three octave scales and arpeggios, you should be adequately prepared for the demands of this program.

All participants will be assigned to chamber groups consisting of 2-8 players . These groups will receive daily coaching by UNMSMI faculty and guest artists. All students will be given the opportunity to perform in at least one masterclass for their specific instrument. Private lessons may be arranged individually with faculty members only if time allows, and will require additional payment. Upon arrival, all students will audition for seating/ placement in chamber orchestra repertoire. Our chamber orchestra is generally conductorless and is led by faculty artists. Players rotate throughout the concert repertoire and there may be solo opportunities. Most players rehearse about one hour per day in orchestra. 

SOLO COMPETITION: All full participants are eligible to participate in the UNMSMI Robertson and Sons Solo Competition. Required repertoire will consist of at least ONE movement from the solo works of J.S. Bach (transcriptions allowed) and at least ONE contrasting solo work or movement from a different composer;  8 to 12 total minutes of performance time including any repeats. Memorization is required. Single or multiple movements of works may be performed depending on length. All works performed must be originally written for solo instrument (without accompaniment) . 3-5 Finalists will be chosen to perform in a public recital with award ceremony to follow. Previous first place winners are ineligible to compete. $2000+ in cash and prizes sponsored by Robertson and Sons Violin Shop.

HOUSING: Convenient and affordable housing is available at UNM dormitories.  Please contact kfred@unm.edu for more information regarding housing during the Institute.

Continental breakfast is provided each day by UNMSMI . There are many affordable eating establishments located on campus  and within a very short walk from the music building. Commuting students may choose to bring there own lunches to campus.  Please budget at least $150 to cover any meals you must purchase while in Albuquerque. Dinner will occasionally be provided during evening special events. 

COVID policies: All UNMSMI participants will follow COVID related guidelines as stipulated by the University of New Mexico at the time of the festival. 

Tuition and Fees: 

ALL PARTICIPANTS must pay a non-refundable registration fee of $55.2020 UNMSMI tuition : $195

Event Schedule

May 31 – June 4

May 31: 7 pm Solo Competition Finals, Robertson and Sons Violin Shop Recital Hall

June 2: 7 pm UNMSMI faculty performance, Keller Hall UNM

June 3: 7 pm Student Chamber Music Extravaganza, Keller Hall UNM

June 4: 7 pm Chamber Orchestra Gala Performance, Keller Hall UNM

 

Pin It on Pinterest

X