Last summer, Chamber Music On The Hill (CMOTH) challenged and inspired our daughter. Located on the idyllic campus of Converse College, CMOTH offers three weeks of musical rigor and growth alongside helpful and rewarding friendships with other students.
Our daughter appreciated the daily group classes focused on building and strengthening technique and valued the performance opportunities the master classes provided. In particular, she described a new level of comfort and confidence when performing as a result of playing for her peers and the faculty in the routine master classes. After CMOTH she reported triumphantly "I don't feel nervous about performing any longer!"
The instruction was excellent and our daughter was honored to be taught by the prestigious faculty including founder and artistic director, Sarah Johnson. The highlight for our daughter was the chamber music ensemble experience. She enjoyed and felt challenged by the music selection, coaching sessions and collaboration with her peers. She left CMOTH a more confident, mature and powerful musician.
Rani Rosborough, Blacksburg, VA
Summer is just the best time to embrace Chamber music. The Orchestral season is over, the school year and its challenges have ended, and you have the time to focus on the skills chamber music demands: listening, communication, solid technical prowess, and individual accountability, with one player on each instrument creating an intimate musical conversation. CMOTH provides just such an immersive chamber music experience.
My children have attended CMOTH each summer for many years now. I have volunteered as the teatime mom for just as long. CMOTH, Mrs Sarah Johnson, and her talented faculty have provided my children with the musical insights and support and allowed them the amazing opportunity to perform Chamber music in multiple ensembles over the years, and in multiple venues. Faculty performances are simply magical. Culminating students performances are compelling, passionate, and a thrill to attend. If your child is seeking a completely engaging chamber music summer program, look no further than Chamber Music on the Hill.
Linda Liu, Miami, FL