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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.

COVID-19 Update for PCP and summer 2020 

As of March 31,  we are working under the assumption that PCP chamber music camp 2020 will happen starting June 21 with Session 1 and end in early September with our adult chamber programs.  We continue to monitor state and federal restrictions and recommendations.That being said, we are aware that the COVID-19 situation is uncertain and it is premature to make a final decision.  All deposits will be refunded if we cancel due to COVID. 

However, the most exciting “note” is that we have time on our side. Camp doesn’t start for almost 3 months – 90 days – 2160 hours – 129600 minutes.  Stay safe and healthy. Safety is our utmost concern and we will keep you informed of our thoughts and decisions.

Summer 2020 Session Dates

  • Session 1: June 21 – July 4 (Ages 11-17)
  • Session 2: July 5 – 18 (Ages 13-18)
  • Session 3: July 19 – August 1 (Ages 14-18)
  • Session 3 Optional Extension PCP Abroad: Bosnia-Herzegovina 2020 Aug 3-15 
  • Session 4: August 2 -15 (Ages 11-17)
  • Prelude:  August 16-22 (Ages 8-13)

Click here to learn more about applying to PCP.

All of our sessions are two weeks and are frequently combined to equal 4, 6, or even 8 weeks.

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

We invite you to contact us!

Permanent Address:

Point CounterPoint
1361 Hooker Road
Leicester, VT 05733

Phone:

October – April:
267-886-5359

May – September:
802-247-8467

Contact E-mails:

Executive Director
Jenny Beck: jennyb@pointcp.com

Director of Music – Session 1
Philip Boulanger: philipboulanger@pointcp.com

Director of Music – Session 2
Ari Streisfeld: [email protected]

Co-Directors of Music – Session 3
Rita Porfiris: ritaporfiris@pointcp.com

Anton Miller: antonmiller@pointcp.com

Director of Music – Session 4
Beste Tiknaz: [email protected]

Director of Prelude
Julia Cash: [email protected]

Director of Adult Chamber Music Workshops
Arielle Levioff: ariellelevioff@pointcp.com

Accounting Director
Steve Beck: stevebeck@pointcp.com

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“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.”

cellist 2014

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“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.”

violinist 2015

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“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!”

parent 2015

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“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.”

parent 2015

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“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.”

parent 2015

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“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

Point
CounterPoint

Prelude

Adult
Workshops

New Music
On The Point