Music Mountain Adult ChamberFest: July 3-7, 2022

If you play a string instrument, be sure to sign up for Music Mountain’s Adult ChamberFest, taking place from July 3-7.

​​​​​​​Re-energize playing with members of the Arianna String Quartet. Adult amateurs of all ages are welcome!


No application fee
Apply early to guarantee your spot


Target capacity: 20
Minimum number of qualified applicants to proceed: 12

Under the guidance of members of the Arianna String Quartet, participants will perform in morning and afternoon sessions in Gordon Hall. The program, going from 10 AM to 5 PM and including lunch, is intended for commuting students. Room & Board is available for participants needing lodging. This program has been made possible in part with support from ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players.

Contact Oskar Espina-Ruiz today to inquire further:
(336) 692-6385



Sunday, July 3: 
1-2:30 pm: Check-in
3 pm: Concert by the Arianna String Quartet (one ticket included in your tuition)
5 pm: post-concert meet and greet

Mon, Tue, Wed (full days):
10-12: Rehearsals and coachings
12-1 pm: Lunch
1-3 pm: Rehearsals and coachings
3-4 pm: Topics presentation or master class by the faculty

Thursday, July 7: 
11 am: Students’ Concert in Gordon Hall
Post-Concert Lunch
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$450 includes tuition, lunch Monday-Thursday, and admission to the concert by the Arianna String Quartet on July 3.

$350 for room and board per person. House accommodation at the original home of the Gordon String Quartet. Shared rooms. Clean linens and towels provided. Freund's Farm Market Catering provides all meals including plenty of locally harvested foods. 

Submit the online application form, including a link to an unedited video with your performance.

Acceptance notification sent by May 13.
Repertoire sent by May 17.


John McGrosso, Violin
First Violin, Arianna String Quartet; Violin and Chamber Music Faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis; studied with Dorothy Delay, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Joyce Robbins, Joel Smirnoff, and Gerald Beal, and studied chamber music with members of the Juilliard, Tokyo, LaSalle, and Vermeer Quartets.

Joanna Mendoza, Viola 
Viola, Arianna String Quartet; Viola and Chamber Music Faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis; studied with William Lincer and members of the Pro Arte Quartet and the Juilliard Quartet.


Student housing is provided at the Colonial Revival-style homes originally built for the four members of the Gordon String Quartet. The First Fiddle House is the central space, where all students and faculty come together for meals, rehearsals and coachings.

The Viola House provides additional rehearsal space. Concerts and master classes take place at Gordon Hall, built in 1930 at the center of the 124-acre campus.

Freund's Farm Market Catering provides all meals including plenty of locally harvested foods. The Music Mountain maintenance crew provides clean linens and towels.


Pre-formed ensembles are welcome to suggest their repertoire. Participants will receive their assigned repertoire via email three weeks before the start of the Program.

This summer Music Mountain’s 93rd Season celebrates the 250th Anniversary of Haydn’s “Sun” Quartets, which are credited to have given birth to the string quartet medium as we know it today. The Adult ChamberFest will include a close look at Haydn’s string writing.


The nearest airport is Hartford Bradley (BDL), 1h 15 minutes away. The airports in NYC (JFK, LGA, EWR), are about 2.5 h away. There is a train connection from NYC to Wassaic, NY, by Metro North. We may be able to give you a ride if necessary. Please let us know weeks in advance. Check in is between 1-2:30 pm, right before the faculty concert at 3 pm in Gordon Hall. A few weeks in advance we will email you a list of things to bring.