October 5-8, 2018

The coaching at Fall Foliage is at the highest level: committed, demanding, encouraging, full of interesting musical ideas. I have learned so much from the musicians who give so generously to the participants. –Mary H.

A favorite chamber music workshop! The coaches maintain an extremely high level of professionalism and musicianship yet are very friendly and approachable. They are also careful to tailor their advice and recommendations to the individual needs of the players and groups. The schedule is well thought out. The atmosphere is inviting. Camaraderie among fellow participants adds to the enjoyment. –John S.

Fall Foliage Adult Chamber Music Weekend

Artistic Director
Michael Reynolds

Founded 17 years ago by Muir String Quartet cellist Michael Reynolds,  this intensive weekend of chamber music study and performance takes place over the Columbus Day weekend, October 5-8, 2018.

The location for this year’s program will again be at the Bay Chamber Concerts’ Music School in Rockport, Maine.  Over four days, participants will receive intensive daily coaching, opportunities for impromptu reading, and a performance opportunity. They will also enjoy an informal concert by members of the Muir Quartet and pianist Michele Levin

Group Limit
Participation is limited to 8 groups, mostly string quartets or quintets and a few piano trios, so be sure to apply early! Preference will be given to pre-formed groups. Individual applicants are welcome, with the understanding that they will be organized into a group. Pre-professional students may join to fill out the group if necessary.

Tuition for the weekend is $650 per person. Tuition includes coaching, concert, the first meeting breakfast and all lunches. The Country Inn in Camden, Maine has availability and provides breakfast.

Participants are responsible for housing; The Country Inn in Camden, Maine has availability and can offer a group rate for Fall Foliage participants. There are also other motels and inns in the area.

For more information
Please contact Michael Reynolds at info@fallfoliagechambermusic.com. Thank you!

I went to the Fall Foliage workshop in Maine from its inception, and for years thereafter, with different pre-formed groups. It was always an exceptional, outstanding workshop in every dimension. The coaches are uniformly inspiring and respectful; we work hard and laugh as well. (Good exposure to new jokes!) The coaches are enablers (not to mention performers of the highest quality), accepting the group where it is, and moving them on from there. Expectations are high, but it is all about ways to reach them. At the final recital, whether the group is made of less experienced or highly proficient members, all groups play with notable musicality and often play well beyond what they imagined possible. Players and coaches eat together, hang out etc. and there is a lot of opportunity to meet the other players, as well as play with some of them. It feels like a community. ( If you go as a single player, they work hard at getting you good matches for a group, often their amazing students. Most people are really kind, though you probably will be happier if you have some chamber music experience.) A high point in the weekend is the coaches’ concert, with optional access to their rehearsal. Many of those performances were knock outs and memorable years later. –Karen R