Playing Chamber Music On Lake Dunmore Since 1963
Are you looking for an unforgettable summer chamber music experience? Welcome. You have found the right place.
PCP offers the most flexible summer camp dates combined with the most serious chamber music program found lakeside in Vermont!
Watch our videos to get a better understanding of why you should apply to PCP. You can see our lakefront campus, observe our coaches in action, hear camper, staff and faculty testimonials and even listen to some sample music. To apply online, please visit our application page. We encourage you to contact us, and ask questions. You’ll be glad you found PCP!
All of our sessions are two weeks and are frequently combined to equal 4, 6, or even 8 weeks.
Summer 2018 Dates
- Session 1: June 24 – July 7 (Ages 11-17)
- Session 2: July 8 – 21 (Ages 13-18)
- Session 3: July 22 – August 4 (Ages 14-18)
- Optional One Week in ICELAND after Session 3: August 5-11 (Ages 14-18)
- Session 4: August 5-18 (Ages 11-17)
After April 15th, admission will be based on space availability. Please go here to apply.
(For the youngest of chamber musicians we offer a one week program called Prelude – please go to the purple Prelude tab on our website for that information.)
Live Audition Venues:
- Boston – New England Conservatory – March 10
- NYC – Manhattan School of Music – March 10
- Washington DC – Levine School of Music – March 14
- Philadelphia – Temple Music Prep – March 17
- Columbia SC – March 19
- New Haven CT – March 24
Please email Jenny at email@example.com to request an audition time. Live auditions are merely a convenience for families, and an alternative to an audition recording. For audition requirements, see the Application Info page.
Point CounterPoint was the great turning point in my musical life, when music and nature combined to create the most inspiring environment of my youth. I wish that every young musician could spend a summer at Point CounterPoint, but I know that one of the camp's treasured features is its intimacy. The lucky few who are accepted enter a rare world, a harmonious community gathered with the common dream of becoming better musicians.
The summer is a young musician's most golden opportunity to breathe the fresh air that does not seep through the winter's practice room walls. Point CounterPoint offers the environment that every serious young musician deserves.”
—David Finckel, Cellist, PCP 1963-1978 and Co-Artistic Director of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Music @ Menlo, and Former Cellist of the Emerson String Quartet
“Not only was it great music, productive groups, and excellent coaches. We felt like a big family. At this camp, I have more good memories than I can count.”
“2014 was my fifth year at PCP. What is fulfilling is that I love all the faculty, and they challenge me to play my best. Each year I come, and I am inspired. I leave loving music more.”
“My daughter had a fantastic summer at PCP! I sincerely appreciate your commitment to our youth, music-making and their holistic development through chamber music on Lake Dunmore and activities in the surrounding Vermont communities/environment. What a gift of lifetime memories! Thank you!”
“Thanks for all that you do to make camp a memorable experience for the kids. My daughter had such a great time at camp and her interest in chamber music has skyrocketed.”
“What can I say...To hear our son enthusing on and on about how much he loves the Beethoven and the Dvorak he is playing. For me it’s a dream come true. Please share with your wonderful staff my deepest appreciation and congratulations for the excellence of the PCP program.”
“Thank you so much for believing in him and for giving him so many opportunities at PCP. I really do think his first year at PCP completely changed his life and set him on a different track from the rest of his peers. So thank you very much. You are truly transforming lives at PCP.”
private violin teacher 2015