2019 Trio Céleste Chamber Music Festival

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Trio Céleste Chamber Music Festival


July 1-July 12



Ages 12-19

*No class July 4th holiday

Join one of the most unique and rewarding musical experiences available in Southern California!  Explore masterpieces in the chamber music repertoire while working with world-renowned faculty.

Work alongside our resident ensemble Trio Céleste as you build upon your technique towards becoming a well-rounded musician.  Students will be divided based on ensembles, participating in group workshops, personalized coaching and individual practice.  Strings, wind, and pianists are all welcome to attend.  The Academy will end in a final showcase performance for family and friends (more details to be shared).

Please note that while there are no formal auditions, students are asked to submit a video and personal statement PRIOR to registration.  These supplemental items are used by our instructors to asses individual levels and goals in order to properly structure ensembles and lesson plans.  Once all supplemental materials are received and reviewed, a registration link and code will be sent to the student to register for the course.  Registration is filled on a first come, first served basis.  You may submit your materials via the Register button below, or by emailing artsoutreach@uci.edu.

All registered participants will also receive two (2) complimentary tickets to Trio Céleste's concert, "Trio Céleste Presents: Haydn, Smetana, and Schoenfield", on Saturday June 1, 2019.  More event information here.

Questions? Visit our FAQ page or email artsoutreach@uci.edu.

This Academy is now full.

You may email artsoutreach@uci.edu to be placed on the waitlist.


Student Handbook

Please ensure that you have thoroughly reviewed the 2019 Student Handbook regarding all important information and policies for the Summer Academies in the Arts.

Waivers and Forms

All participants are required to download, read, print, sign and return the following forms prior to the first day of your Academy (to download, right click and save as):

Failure to do so will result in the student not being allowed to participate in the program until all missing forms are signed and returned. Fees for missed classes will not be refunded.

Video and Personal Statement

  • Placement video must be no more than three (3) minutes in length of two contrasting pieces that best reflects your current level.  Videos must show the applicant only. Videos of ensembles will NOT be accepted.  No in-person auditions will be taking place.  MOV or MP4 files only.

  • Personal Statement must be no more than one (1) page in length, double-spaced answering the following: (Word or PDF files only)

    • What are your goals as a musician?

    • What do you hope to gain from this intensive?

    • What is your chamber music experience, if any?

    • Are there any composers or configurations (piano trio, string quartet, etc.) that you especially like?

  • All supplemental materials should be emailed to artsoutreach@uci.edu.  Upon receipt and review, a registration link and code will be emailed back to you.  Please note that you will not be able to register online until these materials have been received. All registration is on a first come, first served basis.  

Cancellations and Refunds

Please review our Cancellation and Refunds policy here.


All Academies and dates are subject to change without notice.
July 1, 2019 to July 12, 2019
Academy Time: 
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Commuter Fee: 
Registration Deadline: 
June 17, 2019