Dorian Chamber Ensemble Intensive

The Dorian Chamber Ensemble Intensive was a brand new event in 2018, and we are looking forward to offering this event again in 2019. It will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019, the day before the Dorian Orchestra Festival. Students who are accepted for the Dorian Chamber Ensemble Intensive will also be participating in the Dorian Orchestra Festival on Sunday and Monday.

Students interested in being considered for the Dorian Chamber Ensemble Intensive should first and foremost check the Dorian Orchestra Festival Nomination Form Webpage and have their public school teacher or private teacher complete the forms found on this page.  In addition to these forms, the students themselves should complete the following two steps:

1. Submit the Dorian Chamber Ensemble Intensive Application Form.

2. Submit a video recording featuring two contrasting pieces (or one solo and one etude). Videos must be sent to Kayla Scholl at [email protected] by Monday, December 3.

Students who are accepted will be assigned to a chamber ensemble, and they will be coached for the day by one of our string faculty members. Music will be assigned and sent before winter break, giving the participants plenty of time to prepare their parts. All of their work will culminate in a performance on Sunday afternoon for the rest of the Dorian Orchestra Festival participants. For more details on the schedule of events, view the complete festival schedule here.

This event is free to students who are accepted, so they will just have to cover the usual Dorian Orchestra Festival expenses which can be found on the Dorian Orchestra Festival Fees Form. Students also need to plan to cover an extra day of meal expenses, and they must find a way to get to campus a day earlier than the rest of their peers attending the orchestra festival. We will provide an extra night of housing for them in the residence halls with current Luther students as their hosts. 

Contact Kayla Scholl at [email protected] or 563-387-1389 with questions.