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Lake Placid Institute Chamber Music Seminar

August 13-17, 2018
Lake Placid, NY

This seminar offers adult string players and pianists the opportunity to play and study great chamber music in New York’s beautiful Adirondack Park. Participants will work with world-class faculty in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, focusing on ensemble techniques and general musicianship. Participants may come as individuals or as part of a pre-formed group.

Program Information

 Linda Rosenthal, Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Seminar, works with five faculty musicians , throughout the week, in seminars, coaching, and performance sessions. 

A typical day will include morning and afternoon coaching sessions plus optional evening activities including sight-reading, master classes, a faculty concert and participant performances. Coaching sessions take place at the centrally located Lake Placid High School. Performances are held at the Hotel North Woods Cabin Grill, an intimate and warm venue with charming Adirondack décor.

 A late afternoon break will allow time for recreation, rest or enjoying the group social hour before dinner.

Tuition for the entire session is $800. If you pay in full by March 1, there is a discount price of $750. Initial application with a $100 refundable fee is due by April 1.  Final payment is due May 15. There are no refunds after July 21.

Participants who enroll as individuals should have a command of the instruments adequate for playing chamber music and reading music comfortably. (See Application Form for ACMP Skill Rating information and guidelines for describing your musical background and chamber music experience.).


Faculty Concert

Wednesday, August 15th, 7-8pm

at the Cabin Grill in the Hotel North Woods


Participants Concerts

Friday, August 17th, 2pm & 6pm

at the Cabin Grill in the Hotel North Woods

Open to the Public!


Faculty Concert
Hosted by Historic Saranac Lak
Saturday, August 18th, 7:30pm
at the Cobble Springs Farm
743 Fletcher Farm Rd
Bloomingdale, NY
Wine Reception, Seating is limited
Reservations Required
Call Historic Saranac Lake
518-891-4606 for Reservations
$20 per person
The program features two works by the popular Czech composer, Antonin Dvorak — his charming, folk-inspired Miniatures Op. 75a and the Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, one of the most-loved works in the entire chamber music literature. Performers include renowned soloists and chamber musicians: cellist Jeffrey Solow, violinists Linda Rosenthal Kathleen Butler-Hopkins, violists Laura Klugherz and Bryan Hall and pianist Steven Heyman. Donations of $20 per person support the programs of Historic Saranac Lake and the Lake Placid Institute.


 Photos Courtesy of
Jordan Craig



For further music-related information, please contact Artistic Director Linda Rosenthal at email: or via cell at 917-545-7103.

 For general information, please contact the Lake Placid Institute at 518-523-1312, via email at or by regular mail at the Lake Placid Institute, P.O. Box 988, Lake Placid, NY 12946.