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Lake Placid Institute Chamber Music Seminar
August 7-11 2023


 We look forward to seeing you there!
Please check back for updates and/or contact

Music Director Linda Rosenthal directly.


August 7-11 2023 
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

A typical day includes morning and afternoon coaching sessions plus optional late afternoon and evening activities including sight-reading, master classes, a faculty concert and participant performances. Most participants play in two different groups. Coaching sessions will take place at the Lake Placid High School where classrooms can offer us enough space to spread out and maintain social distances. Participants who enroll as individuals should have basic music-reading skills and a command of the instrument 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.

Tuition for the entire session is $850. There is a special discount tuition of $800 if you pay in full by by April 14, 2023. Otherwise, the application along with the full tuition is due by May 10th.  Full refunds will be given only to applicants who withdraw before July 1st. We regret that we cannot refund any fees after this deadline. Incase  we have to cancel the seminar, full refunds will be issued. A limited number of scholarships are available based on need. Contact Linda Rosenthal.
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.).

Accommodations and Meals


Early August has become a busy time and we advise you to book as soon as possible. Below are some links to help find a place to stay.








                                            Faculty Concert                                         

                                        Wednesday, August 9

                                          Participant Concert                                           

                                             Friday, August 11




Linda Rosenthal, Artistic Director/violin
Violinist Linda Rosenthal has performed throughout North America, Europe and Asia in recitals, as soloist with orchestras, chamber musician and as co-creator/solo violinist of Strings & Stories, a 2-person show for young audiences. Based in Juneau, Alaska,
Rosenthal is Artistic Director Emeritus of Juneau Jazz & Classics and performs extensively throughout Alaska and in the "Lower 48", frequently under the auspices of the New York based Piatigorsky Foundation.


Kathleen Butler-Hopkins, violin
Kathleen Butler Hopkins received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University. Her concert credits include performances in Carnegie and Merkin Recital Halls in New York and the Kennedy Center. Ms. Butler-Hopkins is Professor of Music at William Paterson University of New Jersey .

Michael Emery, violin

As Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College, Mr. Emery directs the String Program and the annual Skidmore String Festival. Blending performance with teaching, Mr. Emery has coached and performed in international summer music festivals including the Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi in Italy, Luzerne Music Center and Mahler Conservatory in Vienna. He is concertmaster and frequent soloist with orchestras in New York, California, Asia and Europe.


Steven Heyman, piano
Steve Heyman performs solo recitals, chamber music and concertos throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He has won top prizes in over a dozen national and international competitions and currently serves on the faculties of Colgate University and Syracuse
University where he is an associate professor and co-chair of the Keyboard Department.


Laura Klugherz, violin and viola
Laura Klugherz performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and
concertmaster. She toured as soloist with the Munich Chamber Orchestra in both Europe and the U.S. As a recitalist, she has performed throughout Spain, South America and the United States. She is Professor of Violin/ Viola and Chamber Music, and Director of the Colgate Chamber Players at Colgate University.


Jeffrey Solow, cello
Jeffrey Solow maintains a busy schedule concertizing and teaching throughout the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia.  He also writes on a variety of cellistic topics and edits music for the cello. As a chamber musician, Mr. Solow has performed at the Santa Fe, Spoleto, Sitka, and Marlboro Festivals. and is currently Professor of Cello at Temple University.


The Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar has been made possible by the generous support from ACMP- The Chamber Music Network and the Singing Field Foundation.

Contact Artistic Director Linda Rosenthal at: or (917)545-7103 

For general information, please contact the institute at: or (518)523-1312 

 For information about Lake Placid,

please visit the Lake Placid/Essex County Visitor’s Bureau. 

Master Class with Jeffrey Solow
Cherina Mastrantones, Michele Millington
Elaine Tai, Wayne Xia, Jackie Bergson, C
Barbara Barfield, Carlanne Herzog, Roger
David, Michele, Dale
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