Education at SICMF is multidimensional and engages the entirety of each young artist

JULY 13 - 27, 2024

Program Overview

The Stetson International Chamber Music Festival engages outstanding high school and middle school students through world-class mentorship and performance. For two weeks on the gorgeous campus of Stetson University, students will study with distinguished faculty and guest artists while actively collaborating with peers from across the globe. The approach to education at SICMF is multidimensional, offering masterclasses, workshops, and community-oriented collaborations that cultivate the entire young artist.


Open to High School and Middle School Students who play the following instruments:












The Stetson International Chamber Music Festival will include the following activities:

Chamber Ensembles

Individuals will be placed into chamber groups based on level and experience. Complete chamber ensembles can also apply as pre-existing groups.

Coachings and Masterclasses

Student ensembles will participate in masterclasses and receive multiple coachings with festival faculty and guest artists.


Participants will receive opportunities to engage in entrepreneurial and collaborative workshops throughout the two weeks.

Performance Opportunities

Student ensembles will perform both on campus and at venues throughout the community as part of the “Stetson Community Day.” 

Extracurricular Activities Including a Day at Disney World

Build community with peer musicians through various activities outside of the classroom. Participants will also visit one of the Disney World Parks. The festival will provide admission to the park; however, students are responsible for their lunches. Camp counselors and festival staff will accompany students to the park.

Room and Board

Festival participants will live on campus at the recently renovated Chaudoin Hall. Students will have dining options to fit their dietary needs on campus, including the Lynn Dining Commons and the coffee shop. For more information on Residential living, visit

Access to all Festival Concerts

Participants will have access to all faculty, guest artists, and student concerts throughout the duration of the festival.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take private lessons during the festival?
Depending on faculty availability, signing up for private lessons with faculty may be possible. Such arrangements will be made directly between students and faculty upon arrival.

How do I apply for a scholarship?
All applicants will automatically be considered for a scholarship. There is no additional application form.

Can participants live off campus?
All accepted participants are required to live on campus. Please get in touch with Sara Scarpelli at [email protected] for special requests.

What airport should I fly to?
Nearby airports include the Orlando International Airport, Sanford International Airport, and Daytona Beach International Airport. However, participants are encouraged to fly to the Orlando International Airport (MCO) since one to two complimentary shuttles will be available for students to get a ride from/to MCO. More information on transportation from/to MCO will be communicated later.

Application Information

Applicants without a Pre-Formed Group

All applicants must submit videos of two contrasting solo works (with or without accompaniment).  Videos can be uploaded to YouTube, Dropbox, or Vimeo. Applicants should also submit a letter of recommendation from the private teacher addressing the readiness of the student to participate in a Chamber Music festival.

Applicants with a Pre-Formed Group

Ensembles must submit a video of one chamber work featuring the students applying for the festival.  Videos can be uploaded to YouTube, Dropbox, or Vimeo.


11/10/2023: Applications open
3/1/2024: Applications due
3/31/2024: Applicants will be informed of their audition results
4/31/2024: Non-refundable deposit due ($350)
4/15/2024: Balance payment due (deposit is included)
6/1/2024: Accepted Students will be informed of their assigned chamber music repertoire

Day at a Glance

8am - 9am
9am - 12pm
Individual Practice/Chamber Rehearsals/Chamber Coachings
12pm - 1pm
1pm - 3pm
Chamber Coachings/Chamber Rehearsals
3pm - 6pm
Workshops/Masterclasses/Free Time
6pm - 7pm
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Faculty/Guest Artist Concerts/Community Building Activities

Cost and Financial Aid

Application Fee
Application Fee
Credited to the tuition if accepted.
Program Tuition
Program Tuition
Includes room and board. A non-refundable $350 deposit will be due upon acceptance into the festival.
Scholarships available
Scholarships available
All accepted participants will automatically be considered for a scholarship.
Izzy Barbato

Stetson has challenged me to really refine my craft and to work each day to be a little bit better than the day before. I can confidently say that Stetson has helped to prepare me for a life in the arts, and I feel so lucky to have received the education and support from this wonderful community.

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