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The Pittsburgh Music Academy
Why choose PMA?

The cornerstone of our school is the conviction that every child can,with careful teaching and parental support, become a successful musician able to make music a part of his or her life. We believe music study will enrich their lives through appreciation of beauty, development of disciplined work habits, and increased self-esteem.

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Chamber Music Intensive Camp

July 31st - August 4th, 2017 9am-4pm


Unity Presbyterian Church

1146 Greentree Road

Pittsburgh, PA  15220


Chamber Music Intensive Camp is dedicated to the musical and personal development of the students through chamber music, supervised practice, technique classes and master classes. Our camp will expose young musicians to brilliant literature created for chamber works.

CMIC is a day camp. We will offer daily chamber coaching, supervised practice sessions and technique classes with our artistic staff. There will also be master classes with highly trained, professional musicians. Over the past 3 years, we have had master class teachers such as Charles and Rachel Stegeman of the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet, David Allen Wehr, acclaimed professor and chamber musician and Michael Debruyn of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. This week will end with a concert on Friday afternoon.

Our camp is geared towards advanced students entering 7th-12th grades. The camp will be made up of Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano and Flute. Students should be prepared for a full week of hard work and personal growth. Students will receive their music ahead of time so they should come to camp knowing their parts, and be ready to work on the artistic and ensemble aspects of the music.

Participants should plan to arrive to camp everyday with scales, etudes, exercise books and solo pieces that they are studying. They will be working on these during supervised practice time and performing them during the master class.

There will be 2 1/2 hours of chamber coaching and 1 1/2 hours of supervised practice sessions.

There will be an additional 2 hours of master class/technique class.
Students will be expected to provide their own lunch daily.
Tuition for the week will be $395

Any questions?

Please contact Carrie Walsh Erdely at 412-344-1114 or carrie.erdely@verizon.net

Registration online at www.pghma.com. 


Auditions will be held in person by appointment or via email, DVD, or YouTube by June 26th.

String requirements

  • 3 octave scales up to 3 sharps and 3 flats
  • Perform a movement from a standard concerto (such as Haydn or Mozart and Suzuki equivalent of a book 5 piece)
  • Perform a contrasting piece of your choice

Piano requirements

  • 4 octave scales and arpeggios in the key of pieces being performed
  • Perform a movement of a sonata such as Haydn or Mozart. (Suzuki equivalent of a book 5 piece)
  • Perform a contrasting piece of your choice

Flute requirements

  • 2 octave scale up to 3 sharps and 3 flats
  • Perform a mvt. From a standard concerto such as Mozart. (Suzuki equivalent book 5)
  • Perform a contrasting piece
Upcoming Events
Monday, May 22 through Sunday, May 22 - Check out our Google Calendar to see what is happening at the Pittsburgh Music Academy!