in Richmond & Europe
"An unparalleled artistic experience of the highest caliber."
CMI Virginia, based in Richmond has been created as a companion program to the American Youth Harp Ensemble Summer Harp Institute. Now in its 18th year under the leadership of the distinguished Lynnelle Ediger-Kordzaia, CMI serves as an enhancement for the development of sound principles of playing for promising youth, ages 22 and younger. Located in Richmond's historic Windsor Farms, CMI is within two-hours drive of Washington D.C., and a short distance from historic Williamsburg, Monticello, and Virginia's most popular beaches.
CMI offers the following special tracks:
CMI FACULTY & RESIDENT ARTISTS
There is no replacement for experienced, nuturing teachers.
Alexander Kordzaia, a native of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia was, at the age of 24, the youngest conductor appointed to music director of the Georgia State Cappella and assistant conductor of the National Opera, the two most prestigious posts in the nation. Conducting engagements have taken him around the world including appearances throughout the former Soviet Union (Bolshoi Theater, Moscow and Philharmonic Halls, Odessa and St. Petersburg), Europe, Asia and the United States. Since moving to the United States in 1991 and furthering his graduate studies at the Juilliard School of Music and Mannes College of Music, he has served as the music director of several orchestras, presently the University of Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and is in demand as a guest conductor.
Recognized as an artist of exceptional versatility, pianist and harpsichordist Joanne Kong has received critical praise for her "great finesse and flexibility" (The Washington Post), "superb" playing (The Boston Globe), "utmost keyboard sensitivity and variety of tone" (Richmond Times-Dispatch), "remarkable technical ability" (The Oregonian), and "superb artistry" (San Antonio Express-News) for works "sensitively played" (The New York Times). Her versatility includes the distinction of being the first artist to release a harpsichord-piano recording of the Goldberg and Diabelli Variations, on the BRIOSO label.
Dr. Kong has earned numerous honors, including a fellowship to the American Academy of the Arts in Europe and the Grand Prize in the 1985 International Piano Recording Competition. Dr. Kong's concertizing as a soloist has included orchestra performances under William McGlaughlin, Myung-Whun Chung, Samuel Baron, George Manahan, Alexander Kordzaia, Mark Russell Smith, and Steven Smith. Additionally, she is in frequent demand for piano master classes and chamber performances throughout the country.
Joanne Erwin is Professor of Music Education at Oberlin Conservatory. Her Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Education are from University of Illinois (highest honors) and her Ph.D is in string pedagogy from University of North Texas.
At Oberlin, in addition to teaching conducting, string pedagogy and string techniques, she is founder and director of the String Preparatory Program and Artistic Director and Conductor for the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras. She is principal cellist for the College Community Strings group. Prior to coming to Oberlin, Dr. Erwin taught strings in grades 4-12 in Texas and Illinois. She has served on the faculties of summer Suzuki institutes since 1982 and is an active guest conductor for honor orchestras in several states and foreign countries including Panama, Great Britain and Singapore.
Dr. Erwin has presented at national ASTA conferences, Music Educators conventions and is published in American String Teacher Journal, Suzuki Journal, Teaching Music and has co-authored the text Prelude to Music Education and the string method New Directions for Strings and A Scale in Time.
Jocelyn Anne Kovaleski Swigger is the pianist of the Sunderman Trio and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies in the Sunderman Conservatory. Known for her expressive playing, varied programming, and informative concert lectures, she performs as a solo and collaborative pianist in the United States, Europe, and South America. Principal teachers include Rebecca Penneys, Joseph Schwartz, and Evelyne Brancart. A passionate advocate of new music, Swigger has premiered works by composers including Dennis DeSantis, Payton MacDonald, Gavin Chuck, Aaron Grad, Buzz Jones, Greg Mertl, and Forrest Pierce. Before coming to Gettysburg College, Swigger taught at Fort Lewis College, the Hochstein Music School, CUNY Queensborough, and Adelphi University, and played as a collaborative artist and accompanist for the Manhattan School of Music, the Quartet Program, the Boys Choir of Harlem, and the Juilliard School. She has also regularly appeared as performer and teacher at the Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Madrid, Spain. She spent the summer of 2008 in Asunción, Paraguay, on a Fulbright Scholar Teaching Grant. In addition to performing on the piano, fortepiano, and harpsichord, she also enjoys making music on the accordion and as an enthusiastic choir alto. Swigger can be heard on Con Brio Recordings.
Chamber Music Institute Registration
Registration details for the Chamber Music Institute.
All applications for the 2013 European Summer Chamber Music Institute & Tour must be received by April 15th, 2013. Applications received after this date will be considered based on space availability only. Registration applications for the Chamber Music Institute (Richmond only) must be completed online or postmarked by June 15, 2013; registration after this date is by space availability only.
Room & Board:
Boarding options TBA.
Full day, Richmond Institute only: $695
Half-Day, Richmond Institute only: $350
European Summer Chamber Music Institute & Tour: $3,750
European Summer Chamber Music Institute & Tour: $3,900
Payment Plans are available. Please contact The Academy of Music for more information.
Once accepted, unless notification of withdrawal from the Chamber Music Institute is received in writing by 6/15/2013, the student and parent/guardian /sponsor are considered legally responsible for payment of fees in full. All fees must be paid in full by 7/1/2013.
Register now for CMI 2013 by clicking the appropriate link below.
European Summer Chamber Music Institute + Tour
European Summer Chamber Music Institute +Tour + Boarding