Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar

August 12-16, 2022
Lake Placid, NY

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The Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar offers adult string players and pianists the opportunity to play and study the great chamber music literature in New York’s beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Participants work with world-class faculty in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, focusing on ensemble skills and general musicianship. Players may come as individuals or as part of a pre-formed group. We welcome players of all levels. (See guidelines below.)

Program Information

A typical day includes morning and afternoon coaching sessions plus optional evening activities including sight-reading, master classes, a faculty concert, and participant performances. Coaching sessions will take place at a new location this year – Lake Placid Baptist Church. Performances are held at the Hotel North Woods Cabin Grill, an intimate and warm venue with charming Adirondack décor. A late afternoon break allows time for recreation, rest or enjoying the group social hour before dinner. Participants who enroll as individuals will play in two different groups and should have basic music-reading skills and a command of the instruments adequate for playing chamber music. (Levels A, B or C+ by the ACMP-The Chamber Music Network’s self-grading system at Please include a description of your musical background and chamber music experience.


Applications are open!


Participants may make reservations directly with our sponsoring hotel, the Hotel North Woods, at Choice Hotels Group Reservations, (518) 523-1818 or (866) 294-7171. Reference the Lake Placid Institute Chamber Music Seminar to receive a special rate. Special rates are available if reservations are made by July 1st.

This program is sponsored by the Lake Placid Institute and made possible, in part, by grants from the Singing Field Foundation, The Delmas Foundation, ACMP—The Chamber Music Network and the generous sponsorship of The Hotel North Woods and Artist Pianos of Albany.