“When do online applications open?”
We expect to start accepting applications in early January.
“Can I pay tuition in installments?”
Yes! Our registration process will allow you to pick an option to pay in installments.
What to bring?: June weather in the mountains of Colorado can range from the 30’s to the 80’s. Packing layered clothing is the safest bet in order to keep warm in the evenings and mornings, and cool in the afternoon sunshine. There is also always a chance of a daily shower.
- layered clothing: warm fleece jacket/sweaters/long pants AND tee-shirts/shorts/skirts
- sturdy shoes
- concert clothes: white and black shirts (no sleeveless), and black bottoms (ladies, below the knee skirts please) including black socks/stockings and shoes
- water bottle
- sun hat and winter hat & gloves
- rain jacket & umbrella for afternoon showers
“What clothes should I wear for classes during the week?”
Everyday casual clothes are just fine to wear through the week. Most of the time it is hot during the day (bring sunscreen) and cool at night. However, it can get cold or even snow in late June!
“What clothes should I bring for the final concerts?”
Dark pants, dress belt, white dress shirt and necktie
Dress shoes and dark socks
Dark skirt/dress below knee length or dress pants
White dress shirt
Dress shoes that you have performed in or worn before
Be sure your hair is secured so that your vision is not obstructed.
Please consider your audience when choosing your attire.
Bare midriffs or shoulders, short skirts or plunging necklines are not appropriate.
“Is food provided at the Institute?”
Yes. All meals are provided to the students at the Colorado Chamber Music Institute. Meals will start with dinner on Friday and end with breakfast on Sunday.
“Will there be a front desk or communications center at the institute?”
There will be a front desk located in the upper lobby of the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Open Friday through Friday.
“Will there be practice space available?”
We do set aside at least 25 minutes per day to practice. Some instruments (piano) in a dedicated practice room but most students will practice in their condos. There may be more practice space available through the online practice room sign-up.
“Are there activities planned in the evenings?”
There are multiple activities planned for the evenings that are wonderful opportunities for participants to get to know each other and enjoy making music and making wonderful memories that will last throughout the year.
“What happens on the last day of Institute?”
In addition to the regular class schedule, all students perform in the celebration concerts which last until 8:30pm on the Saturday. CCMI students will be combined with other musicians from our sister program Colorado Suzuki Institute for their final concert. Detailed information about the time and location of each Celebration Concert will be publicized in the Daily Note newsletter at the Institute.
“Can I cancel my registration?”
In the event that you decide to cancel your registration, notify the Colorado Chamber Music Institute in writing. There is a $100 non-refundable cancellation fee per participant. The payment of all other fees will be returned if written notice of cancellation is received by April 15. Due to commitments to faculty and travel plans, applicants who withdraw after April 15 forfeit all fees.