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Announcing the 2021 Atlanta Festival Academy Chamber Music Camp!

2021 Atlanta Festival Academy Chamber Music Camp

Atlanta Festival Academy is excited to announce our 2021 Chamber Music Camp led by the Vega String Quartet! Below are the details:

  • Dates: July 19 to July 31 (off on the weekend of July 24-25)
  • Time: 9am to 4pm
  • Daily activities will take place at the Johns Creek United Methodist Church in North Fulton County
  • Finale concert on Saturday, July 31 featuring the first prize winner of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, Yesong Sophie Lee, as featured soloist performing Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the participants
  • Enrollment space for 50 student musicians only
  • Open to Fall 2021 5th to 12th graders
  • Instruments: violin, viola, cello
  • Tuition is $1390 (a limited number of scholarships are available)
  • Existing ensembles are welcome
  • Lunch not included for health and safety reasons

Participants will receive:

  • Chamber music coachings with the Vega String Quartet and additional faculty
  • Private lessons
  • Master classes with world-renowned musicians including:
    • Nicholas Kitchen, Artistic Director at the Heifetz International Music Institute, New England Conservatory instructor, and First Violinist of the Borromeo String Quartet
    • Sara Sant’Ambrogio, Winner at the International Tchaikovsky Violoncello Competition in Moscow, Russia, and Cellist with the Eroica Trio
    • David Coucheron, Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
    • Jay Liu, Associate Principal Viola of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and Viola Professor of San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Performances at premier concert venue in Atlanta

Application Details:

  • Application deadline is April 15, 2021
  • $35 non-refundable application fee due with application submission
  • Audition videos to be uploaded as unlisted videos on YouTube (video requirements will be posted on the AFA website)
  • Notification of acceptance will occur by May 15, 2021

Please visit for registration, video submission, and other information. Email with any questions.

Finally, for Covid-19 safety precautions, all students and faculty will have to provide proof of either a negative test on Mondays July 19 and 26 OR proof that they have been fully vaccinated.


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