Chamber Concerts

Chamber Concert sign-ups Will open two weeks before the festival

General Guidelines

Anyone (students, faculty, staff) may submit a request to perform a work on a chamber concert. Submitted works must have performers in place who are willing to perform the work you submit. Works only need to be submitted once. Chamber concerts are optional: performers are not required to perform in chamber concerts.

We will try to accommodate everyone, but there is a chance not all performers will have an opportunity to perform. Priority will be given to modern rep that we feel will enrich the institute experience for everyone.

Priority will be placed in the following order:

  1. Students and faculty combined
  2. Students, no faculty
  3. Faculty, no students

The following factors will figure into whether a work is chosen or not:

  1. If the work is by a living composer.
  2. When the work was written. Contemporary works receive top priority. Works written before the 20th century are unlikely to be chosen.
  3. Whether the work can be effectively performed given the relatively limited rehearsal time available.

Rules

Instrumentation: chamber works only. Works should use no more than 10 performers. There are two pianos available. Percussion may be used, but works with large set-ups are not possible.

Duration: preference given to works that are ca. 3-15 minutes long, although longer or shorter works may be submitted.

Submission Deadline: suggestions may be submitted online two weeks before the festival, until Wednesday at 5PM during the first week.

Decisions will be made by 8am on the Thursday of the first week and will be posted online.

Rehearsals: performers are responsible for scheduling their own rehearsals. Official rehearsals and lessons with faculty take priority over any chamber rehearsals. Works should be performable at a high level with limited rehearsal time, ca. 3 rehearsals.

You are not allowed to add a performer’s name to your submission form without his/her permission. Anyone who does this will be banned from performing on these chamber concerts.

Submit a single request. Requests for the same work should not be submitted multiple times by different performers. I.e., if a performer knows he or she is already being listed by someone else in their request, that performer should not also request it.

Performers should only allow themselves to be listed in up to three works, including the one he/she submits.

Performers are required to provide their own sheet music for these performances.

Faculty are under no obligation to coach chamber works.

Performing in chamber works should not impede on a performer’s ability to successfully perform works that are part of the official MMF schedule.

Chamber concerts are not video or audio recorded, and outside video and audio recording is not allowed.

The two chamber concerts are free admission and are meant as educational performances for the MMF community.