Crested Butte Chamber Music Intensive

CB Chamber Music Intensive

July 31 – August 5, 2017

Combine a mountain retreat with intensive chamber music study at the Crested Butte Chamber Music Intensive – a new, boutique adult chamber music institute that caters to serious amateur musicians. Small ensembles will be coached by world-class musicians in the most scenically-located music program in Colorado. Program activities will center around the Mt. Crested Butte Mirror Palace, a spiegeltent of European origin, set in one of the country’s most stunning natural settings. In addition to making music, hiking and other group activities will be organized to take advantage of the natural setting.

Crested Butte, CO – One of the most beautiful towns in Colorado, Crested Butte (altitude ~9000 ft) is surrounded by jagged mountain peaks and hosts one of the country’s finest wildflower displays. Crested Butte is approximately a 30-minute drive from Gunnison, 1 1/2 hours from Montrose, and a little over 4 hours from Denver.


  • 5 days of coachings
  • Daily masterclasses
  • Capstone performance at the spiegeltent to close CBMF’s summer season
  • Application fee - $35
  • Camp Registration - $975
  • Daily Lunch (optional) - $75

Registration includes daily coachings & masterclasses.

  • 9-10 AM: Rehearsal
  • 10-11 AM: Coaching
  • 12-2 PM: Lunch + Masterclass at Spiegeltent
  • 3-4 PM: Rehearsal
  • 4-5 PM: Coaching
  • Evening: Concerts, music lectures, dinner on own, group activities
  • Morning: Hike or mountain bike ride
  • 11-1 PM: Lunch + Masterclass at Spiegeltent
  • 2-3 PM: Rehearsal
  • 3-5 PM: Coachings
  • 5-6 PM: Rehearsal
  • Evening: Concerts, music lectures, dinner on own, group activities

This program is for intermediate to advanced instrumentalists who want to focus on chamber music and gain ample experience performing. Individuals or pre-formed ensembles are welcome. Individuals attending the program will be placed in ensembles by instructors in advance.

Individuals: Submit with your application a YouTube video (can be set to unlisted if you prefer) of two contrasting works.

Pre-formed groups: Pre-formed groups will be accepted without audition, but a video recording of the ensemble is still appreciated as it will help to prepare coaches.


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About CBMF:

The Crested Butte Music Festival is a seven-week summer music festival nestled in the Mountains of Crested Butte, Colorado. CBMF features opera, symphony, chamber music, jazz, bluegrass, dance, and electronic performances by leading musicians throughout the world.

About Crested Butte:

One of the most scenic locations in Colorado, Crested Butte is a leading outdoor destination for mountain biking, hiking, famous fly fishing locations, wildflower viewing, and, in winter, challenging skiing at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort and in the backcountry.