“MIMC provided a solid foundation of knowledge for chamber music. Working with professional quartets was amazing.”
- MIMC Student
Madeline Island Music Camp, a nonprofit educational corporation, provides chamber music training and performance for talented young musicians in a structured, residential environment.
A Note from the Music Director, Evelina Chao
Our mission is to provide faculty which is not only actively performing at the highest artistic level but equally passionately committed to teaching our next generation of musicians. In 2009 we are honored that the Arianna and Fry Street Quartets return to perform works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Tschaikovsky, among others, and instruct students in the wide range of techniques and skills required of the chamber musician. We are delighted that joining us for the first time are the Avalon and Biava Quartets. Members of the quartets teach students on an individual basis, coach groups, and conduct master classes. Of equal significance is a distinguished artist faculty representing such schools as the Manhattan School, Oberlin, and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. We are proud to feature artist/educators who not only articulate and make accessible (and fun!) the process of learning music, but inspire by their joy in performance.
Students who are grouped into chamber ensembles by ability and age will receive ensemble coaching on a daily basis as well as private lessons and individual and duo chamber music lessons in preparation for weekly master classes and concerts attended by an enthusiastic and supportive public.
Madeline Island Music Camp's dedication to excellence in our faculty, program, and facilities attracts young talent from all over the nation and abroad. While the program is rigorous, our focus is on learning, exploration, fulfilling potential, and nurturing the young person as a whole. We are proud that at the end of camp, students leave not only experiencing the richness of learning and growing as musicians, but of making lifelong friendships as well.