Tuned InThe Tuned In! Summer Student Festival is an intensive and comprehensive week-long musical learning experience for middle school, high school, and college students. Tuned In! takes place over six days, ending with a gala student performance for friends and family. The festival mixes serious education with lots of fun, in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

Sign up for this unique opportunity to work with a professional string quartet! The dynamic Skyros Quartet will direct and coach all of the Tuned In! students – providing an incomparable experience for youthful chamber music players. Activities will include master classes and sight-reading sessions, plus  enrichment  such as theatre arts and relaxation exercises. Each year the festival invites one of the world-class artists from the Seattle Chamber Music Society to present a master class, and Tuned In! students have even had the opportunity to participate in the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Music Under the Stars.

Tuned In! was a super fun chamber music camp. I loved how we got to do a wide range of things (theatre arts, yoga, etc.) and learned how the related to music and how they made us better musicians. It made it more than just a music camp because we learned so much.

– Jonathan, Tuned In! 2017 student

This opportunity to study and play chamber music with professional chamber musicians in a fun-filled environment is unique, and students can expect to improve their skills and musicianship and become more expressive players

TunedIn! 2018 will be July 9th through 14th at Haller Lake United Methodist Church.


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The Music Directors for Tuned In! are the four members of the Skyros Quartet. Founded in 2010, Skyros was the first Quartet in Residence at the Glen Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska. Skyros attended the 2015 Aspen Music Festival and School Center for Advanced Quartet studies, where they worked with members of the Takács, American, Jupiter, and Pacifica String Quartets, Earl Carlyss, James Dunham, and Sylvia Rosenberg. They have also been mentored by the Penderecki and Muir String Quartets and composer Joan Tower. All members of the Skyros Quartet have performed internationally.

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Who Should Apply?


Violin, viola, cello and piano students ages 13-24 are eligible for enrollment. New students should prepare a two or three octave scale and a piece of their choice for the placement audition which is to be submitted in the form of a YouTube video.




Registration and Tuition

Tuition for Tuned In! is $495. Applications will be considered until all openings are filled. 

Stay Tuned In! Summer Festival 2018 tuition, financial aid information, and Registration Form are available online now. For additional information, please inquire at office@chambermusicmadness.org or call 206-357-3009 to speak with Managing Director, Virginia Wright.

Location and Logistics

Festival activities will take place on the campus of Haller Lake United Methodist Church at 13055 1st Ave NE, Seattle, WA. There is plenty of free parking on site.  Students should bring a sack lunch. Snacks will be provided.

Sample schedule:

Days 1-5 Days 1-5

  • 8:45 am Arrival (Day 1 includes initial orientation for parents and students, then initial fun, bonding activities)
  • 8:45 – 9:45 am Rehearsal/Coaching
  • 9:45 – 10 am Snack/Break
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am Rehearsal/Coaching
  • 11:00 – 11:45 am Musicianship (focus on artistry and creativity)
  • 11:45 – 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm Enrichment Activities (theater arts)
  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm Rehearsal/Coaching
  • 2:30 – 2:45 pm Snack/Break
  • 2:45 – 3:45 pm Rehearsal/Coaching
  • 3:45 – 4:30 pm Madness sight-reading sessions/Masterclasses/Personal Practice

Day 6

  • 11:00 am Arrival Dress rehearsal
  • 1:00 – 2 :00 pm Student Concert
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm Reception for students, faculty, friends, family and guests

Tuned In! FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)