Adult Music Programs
Why should young musicians be the only ones attending music camp? That’s exactly why we offer opportunities for adults to focus on music in lovely late summer at PCP!
Pianos on the Point
Explore repertoire for solo piano, 4-hands, and two-pianos, enjoy locally sourced gourmet food, and take in the beautiful surroundings of Vermont’s Lake Dunmore.
Pianos on the Point is a five-day noncompetitive workshop for adult pianists of intermediate to advanced levels. Daytime activities include private lessons, daily rehearsals and coachings, and plenty of free time for individual practice and enjoying the beautiful and serene environment of Lake Dunmore.
Evenings include sight-reading parties, informal faculty performances, and other electives. Pianists can play solo repertoire, four-hand duets, and two-piano ensembles depending on their preferred area of focus.
The session culminates in an informal performance on campus by the participants, as well as a faculty recital in Middlebury. All meals are locally sourced and expertly prepared, and there are options to live on campus or offsite at a B&B.
The program is open to intermediate and advanced level adult pianists, ages 25 and up. For more information on our application process please visit our apply page. All materials must be submitted by June 1st.
The faculty includes Arielle Levioff and Michael C. Haigler, who are also co-directors, as well as longtime faculty of Middlebury College and Point CounterPoint, Diana Fanning.
Chamber Music Workshop
Our Chamber Music Workshop is open to strings, piano, and woodwinds and all levels are welcome. The majority of our participants have re-connected with their instruments after many years. Approximately 75% of our thirty+ participants return at least once, many return on an annual basis. We’re a passionate group of chamber musicians who crave the opportunity to play, learn, and have fun. After dinner, Faculty sight-reads with participants.
Each participant is placed in two different chamber groups which have a final performance workshop on the last day of camp. Music is mailed at least 8 weeks in advance. We have individual practice cabins, and a large Rec Hall for dining and performances. There are eleven pianos and one harpsichord on-campus.
Optional private lessons are held on Wednesday afternoon for those interested; please sign-up in advance.
Space is limited, so please plan to register in early winter/late spring! We encourage you to register online by April. After April, availability is instrument dependent. Registration ends June 1.
Friendships, and recreation chamber music playing are often the result when participants realize their home proximity, and that they now have others with whom to play!