Adult Chamber Music Camp

/Adult Chamber Music Camp
Adult Chamber Music Camp 2018-02-19T05:21:15+00:00

Deadline for applications is extended. Please contact us for openings!

Here is the list of coaches for our 2018 Adult Chamber Music Camp:

  • Natalya Ageyeva began formal piano lessons at the age of thirteen when she was accepted by the prestigious Special Music School for Talented Children in Moscow, and graduated with honors in the Masters Program from the world-renowned Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. While at the Moscow Conservatory, Ageyeva was offered extensive solo and orchestra appearances throughout the former Soviet Union. She completed her doctoral degree at the University of Washington with distinguished pianists Bela Siki and Robin McCabe.
  • Mara Finkelstein studied cello at the Gnessin College of Music and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. She moved to the United States in 1989. An active freelance musician, she has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Cornish Chamber Series, Northwest Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra, and the Federal Way Philharmonic Orchestra. She is very dedicated to a large class of private students.
  • Jane Harty is an active and diverse recitalist of solo and chamber music repertoire, and has appeared in recitals throughout the United States as both a pianist and harpsichordist.  She was a participant in the classes of Nadia Boulanger and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California. Dr. Harty serves as the Director of Music Northwest in Seattle, and serves on the faculty of Pacific Lutheran University.  She is the grand-niece of Sir Hamilton Harty, the “Irish Toscanini,” and a specialist in his songs. 
  • Flutist, Robin Peery, is a graduate of The Juilliard School where she was a student of Julius Baker.  She is currently the Principal Flute of the Carmel Bach Festival.  She performs regularly with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera. This season she is appearing with Emerald City Music and also guest performing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.  In addition, Robin frequently records with numerous Seattle ensembles for movies and television, as well as maintaining a private teaching studio.  
  • Violinist Svend Rønning is Chair of the String Division at Pacific Lutheran University where he is Professor of Music. He is also one of the most active performers in the Puget Sound region of Washington State, serving as Concertmaster of the Tacoma Symphony, violinist with the Regency String Quartet and Artistic Director of the Second City Chamber Series, Tacoma’s award winning producer of chamber music concerts. He earned a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University.
  • Miriam Shames earned a BA in Literature from Yale University and a Masters degree in Cello Performance from Juilliard and spent the following 12 years working in arts administration, including 5 years as Director of the Piatigorsky Foundation. As a freelance performer in Seattle since 2000, she has served as Principal cellist of Philharmonia Northwest, Assistant Principal of the Tacoma Symphony, and has played with Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Northwest Sinfonietta and Seattle Choral Company, among many other area ensembles.  
  • Flutist Paul Taub has been a leading performer of classical and contemporary music in the Northwest. Professor of Music at Cornish College of the Arts, he is a founding member and Executive Director of the Seattle Chamber Players. Paul has toured in Russia four times and has also performed in Greece, France, Estonia, Poland, Ukraine, Costa Rica and has given premieres of works by many of today’s leading composers, including Henry Brant, Janice Giteck, and George Crumb. 

In January Music Northwest is offering two weekends of inspirational chamber music rehearsals and classes for adult musicians.  A minimum of at least 3 years of experience on an instrument is required.  (strings, woodwinds, french horn, piano.)

Our program features coached rehearsals with artist-teachers.

Already formed groups are welcome or we will match you up with an appropriate group.

For players wishing to be placed in a group, please send a brief recording.

For more information, please contact: Jane Harty, Director at

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$270 Early Bird Tuition* (If application is received by October 1)

$300 Regular Tuition*

10% discount for bringing a family member!

*Does not include $25 non-refundable application fee

2018 Dates

Jan. 26 & Feb. 2: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Jan. 27 & Feb. 3: 10:00am – 4:00pm

The day camp will culminate in a recital for family and friends in the lovely acoustics and beautiful surroundings of First Lutheran Church of West Seattle