This summer, from July 26 to August 5, something amazing happened. Thirty-seven students and seventeen instructors from all over the globe gathered at UAA for the fifth annual Anchorage Chamber Music Festival.
From the first day of the program were immersed in into daily lessons, technique classes, rehearsals, and coaching. With only a week to get to know other members of the group, learn the music, and improve our technique, I was a little unsure of how this teaching method was going to work. However, by the last day, I was blown away by how far we had all come.
The Anchorage Chamber Music Festival was founded in 2013 by Nathaniel Pierce and Christine Harada Li. Their vision was to have a chamber music program right here in the Anchorage. Since opening, ACMF has extended to include students and instructors from the lower-48 and at least ten different countries.
For any student who’s passionate about music, I would highly recommend looking into ACMF. The intensive is a lot of fun, and I was stunned by the incredible talent that was shown by every one of the students and instructors.
For more information on the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival, please visit https://anchoragechambermusicfestival.org
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