Pop-Ups, Parties and Intermission Sign-Ups

Pop-ups, parties, and intermission performances are optional, they are not required.


MMF attendees may sign up to perform in a casual environment, during pop-ups, the welcome picnic, the opening and closing night parties, and during intermission in the lobby for concerts in Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall. Chamber ensembles should nominate one attendee to sign up on behalf of the ensemble.

Instrumentation: chamber works only. Solos up to 5 performers possible. There is one keyboard available. Limited percussion may be used.

You are not allowed to add a performer’s name to your submission form without the performer's permission.


Welcome Picnic: June 9, 5:30-8pm
Pop-Up 1: June 13, 4-5pm, outdoors on Broadway, weather depending
Opening Night Party: June 16, 6-8pm
Pop-Up 2: June 20, 4-5pm
outdoors on Broadway, weather depending
Pop-Up 3: June 27, 4-5pm
outdoors on Broadway, weather depending
Closing Night Party: June 28, 9:30-11:30pm
Music at Intermission exact dates to be assigned

Pop-Up concerts will take place once a week for ca. an hour on Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs, weather depending.

Submitted works must have performers in place who have agreed to perform in the ensemble. Ensembles only need to submit once. These opportunities are optional: performers are not required to do this but we welcome everyone to do so! Priority will be given to ensembles performing contemporary repertoire, but other music may be mixed in.

Duration: ca. 3-15 minutes long, although longer or shorter works may be submitted.

Rehearsals: performers are responsible for scheduling their own rehearsals. Official rehearsals and lessons with faculty take priority over any chamber rehearsals.

Submit a single request. Requests for the same ensemble 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 are required to provide their own sheet music for these performances.

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