Chamber Music Institute Application Information

Chamber Music Institute COVID-19 Update
December 1, 2020

Like many arts organizations across the country, Music@Menlo’s artistic directors, board, and staff have been actively discussing potential festival plans for next summer amidst the changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of December 1, it is unknown whether there will be a 2021 Music@Menlo festival in-person, online only, or a combination of the two.

For students who were admitted to the 2020 Chamber Music Institute, we will continue to defer your admission to 2021 without the need to reapply and reaudition. You earned your place in the program and we will uphold our commitment to you regardless of age.

For applicants who may be interested in applying for 2021, we will open the application portal only when we have confirmation that the festival will be taking place. Availability is also dependent on whether 2020 participants decline their deferred admission.

We will continue to update this page as plans develop. Please follow our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for information and announcements.

For any questions related to Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute, please contact Marianne LaCrosse, General Manager and Education Programs Director, at