Update – May 2022
UPDATE 05/23/2022 – At yesterday’s Board meeting, while trying to finalize open questions for getting registration open, we ran into irreconcilable circumstances — both financial and pandemic related —which have forced us to rethink and, by unanimous vote, cancel the Oxford workshop.
We are all horribly disappointed and we are certain that you understand it is a complex time. As stewards of the organization, we are charged with being reasonable with respect to risks. We are so sorry to have raised your hopes about Kammermusik only to dash them again now.
If anyone has made travel arrangements and needs a more official notice of cancellation, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
We are very sad to report this news—indeed, we had all been so looking forward to seeing you again in August.
Please watch for notices of our upcoming plans, which we will send as they take shape. And if you aren’t already a member, please join our Facebook private group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/101587964736 – just ask, and we’ll let you in. Wishing you a great start to your summer and happy safe music-making from the Kammermusik Workshops Board of Directors!
UPDATE 05/2/2022 – Many of you have written or have been waiting patiently for an update on the Oxford workshop, and we are glad to provide one: The KMW Board of Directors has voted to move forward with holding the workshop August 21-26, 2022. Watch your email for more details, and watch for an announcement of opening online registration in the next 2 weeks! We look forward to seeing everyone in Oxford!!
UPDATE 01/23/2022 – Happy New Year to all! The Board met today to discuss Oxford workshop plans in light of the latest Covid developments. We remain cautiously optimistic that with Omicron on the decline in the UK and early parts of the US, expected soon in the rest of the US, risk levels may be such that we can feel we can move forward – but not quite yet. We agreed to survey our membership in early April as a gauge of interest and for a sense of potential numbers, which if promising, and paired with a quiet period in Covid developments, would allow us to move forward with registrations beginning in May. We do understand this is less notice than usual, but it seems prudent in a time when long-term travel plans are largely up in the air. So, tentatively, we hope you’ll be thinking about the late summer workshop in Oxford – dates below – and we’ll be in touch with April to ask you how you’re feeling. You remain in our thoughts and we hope to see you all in Oxford!
UPDATE – 12/13/2021 – Covid-19 continues its devastation globally, which has resulted in cancelation of our February 2021 workshop. We are still hopeful for Oxford in August and have reserved August 21-26, 2022, with St. Edmund Hall. The Board will meet again in January to reassess the Covid situation and green-light registration if reasonable. So please mark your calendars and stand by for more information.
Chamber Music Workshops
2021 – Winter Workshops
- Sadly, due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, as well as the status of our venue, which is currently for sale by the Archdiocese, the Board of Directors has canceled the February workshop.
2021 – Summer Workshop
- Tentatively scheduled for August 21-26, 2022, Oxford UK.
Need a recommendation? Have a look at what people have had to say about Kammermusik Workshops here.
Previous UPDATE – 01/24/2021 – Our friends at ACMP have recently released a new assessment of the practicality of playing online in real time. Please check our tips for online playing and lessons for more!
With the current pandemic, Kammermusik Workshops has been obliged to cancel workshops for the time being, in common with most other organisations. We miss you all terribly and remain hopeful of running a Summer Workshop in 2021, in either Oxford or Santa Fe. Of course, this all depends on the extent to which the pandemic is controlled and ultimately on whether a vaccine can be found and delivered. We are reviewing the position every month, and will make our best efforts to restart the workshops when it appears safe to do so, understanding that national and international travel may be limited for some time and that some people may have additional advisory restrictions due to their age or state of health.
New Program — Online Teaching!
In the meantime, we are starting a new program of individual online lessons, in which we facilitate contact between our community of participants and our amazing group of coaches from the USA and the UK. And distance is no object for this activity! We hope that this will be musically useful to our community, will help to maintain the connections between players and coaches during the various lockdowns and, not least, will provide income for the coaches, who have seen much of their regular work and income disappear because of the pandemic.
The program is now up and running, accessible here! And coaches are still available!
We welcome your questions! You can reach us via email here (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What is Kammermusik Workshops?
Kammermusik Workshops is a Santa Fe, NM, based not-for-profit organization in our 25th year of providing chamber music workshops for adult amateur musicians.
Our mission is to provide workshops that inspire artistic and personal growth supported by the highest quality professional coaches.
Instrumentation: woodwinds (including French Horns), strings and keyboards
Characteristics of our workshops: friendly, supportive, non-competitive, no stress, no auditions
Who comes to Kammermusik Workshops: 30 – 65 players from all over the USA and abroad, all enthusiasts, but who have other lives, too … nurses, physicians, physicists, computer specialists, lawyers, accountants, engineers, teachers, retired. The standards range from good amateur to professionals who want to broaden their chamber music experience. Here‘s what some of them have had to say over the years!
We provide a top-notch player experience at a very fair price, all in a relaxed, supportive environment, guided by quality professionals. Come join us and experience the beauty of the music! Financial assistance, in the form of workshop scholarships, is available.
Many of our workshops have been made possible through generous support of ACMP – The Chamber Music Network, and the Clinton B. Ford Fund of its ACMP Foundation, an organization that promotes chamber music activities for amateur musicians.
Kammermusik Workshops is excited to announce a reciprocal discount of 20% for our attendees who, within 18 months, attend the Ischia Chamber Music Festival. Or for Ischia players who join a Kammermusik Workshop. Please contact us at email@example.com for the details on the conditions of the discount, and learn more about the festival at https://ischiachambermusic.org/faqs/