Chamber Music Camp

2019 Details Coming Soon

The Green Lake Festival Chamber Music Camp in Central Wisconsin is an extraordinary opportunity for students to make music together with greater expression, sensitivity, openness, intent, command, humility, and more; they will learn by instruction, by example, by matching.

Director and Concert Pianist Andy Armstrong has been part of the Chamber Music Camp for over a decade and has gathered a faculty of internationally acclaimed chamber musicians who continue the world-class musicianship, dynamic personalities, and true caring for each student of this outstanding program.

The chamber music program accepts pre-college and college-aged violin, viola, cello, and piano students. The faculty and staff emphasize a supportive, nurturing environment in which to learn chamber music skills that are also life skills: communication, listening, giving, flexibility, and taking musical risks.

Each student lives in a single dorm room and has chamber coachings, private lessons, and performance opportunities, including The Circle of Sound in a historic barn. Enhancing the instrumental experience, students will also have the opportunity to sing in a choir, learn about opera, study techniques for practicing and avoiding injury, enjoy the beautiful Ripon/Green Lake area, and have fun!

Come join us, this July 1-14!


The camp is open to college, graduate, and pre-college (grades 7-12) string and piano students, individually or in pre-formed groups. Enrollment is limited and early application is strongly encouraged.


Participants receive free tickets to all Green Lake Festival of Music (GLFM) Concerts by faculty and guest artists. They are featured performers in the Student Chamber Music Celebration Concerts at the end of each week and in the Circle of Sound String Chamber Orchestra with the faculty. Venues include Green Lake’s historic Thrasher Opera House and Demmer Recital Hall, Ripon College.


All students stay in single dorm rooms, with hall bathrooms. All meals will be provided.

Discounts & Deadlines

Early-bird Special: $225 discount (application fee and tuition) if application is received by April 16 and fees paid in full within 30 days of acceptance. Applications received after April 16 will be reviewed in the order received until all positions are filled.


Students receive a minimum of three private lessons and daily chamber music coaching with world-renowned faculty. Numerous solo and chamber music master classes are offered by faculty and guest artists. There are several public student chamber music concerts, solo recitals, and a performance of a string chamber orchestra made up of students and faculty.

Recreation & Fun

The new Willmore Center at Ripon College features a pool, three fitness studios, a weight room and a cardio balcony. Ripon, WI is a friendly community energized by community celebrations, eclectic shops, tasty cuisine, historic character and natural beauty.

Fees, Application & Scholarship

Early bird discount* (if received by April 16, 2018)
Application fee (non-refundable):  $75
Tuition & facility fee:  $1,000
Room & board:  $1,000
Early bird total:  $2,075    

Applications received after April 16, 2018**
Application fee (non-refundable):  $100
Tuition & facility fee:  $1,100
Room & board:  $1,100
Total (after April 16, 2018):  $2,300

Tuition scholarships are available for qualified students based on artistic ability and financial need. For the on-line camp application & scholarship information, click here.

*Early bird discount: $225 discount on total fees (application fee & tuition) if application is received by April 16, 2018 and all fees are paid in full within 30 days of acceptance. Additional 10% discount for pre-formed ensembles: trios or quartets. **Applications received after April 16, 2018 will be reviewed in the order received until all places are filled.


Transportation will be available for $25 each trip per student traveling to or from Outagamie County Regional Airport in Appleton, Dane County Airport in Madison, or Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee.

Refund Policy: Because this is a chamber music camp, part of the basis for your invitation to attend is the fact that you are well matched with others who have applied and can be placed in a group that will be as compatible as possible. The nonrefundable application fee pays for the administration of the application and the development of the student groups for the camp. Therefore, should you choose before April 22 to withdraw from attending, tuition will be refunded minus the early bird discount ($200 application fee is non-refundable) and a $200 administrative fee. After April 22, 50% of total tuition and room/board will be refunded, and after May 15, there will not be any refund.  If there is a family emergency (not vacation), this policy may be reviewed on an individual basis.