The 26th Annual Music Festival
at Walnut Hill
     胡桃山音 樂營
    July 20 – August 13, 2017  
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 Organized by
 Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
 3 Partridge Lane, Lincoln, MA 01773, USA
 Tel: 781-259-8195,
 Email: Foundation@ChinesePerformingArts.net
 Website: www.ChinesePerformingArts.net

Concerto Competition
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody
on a Theme of Paganini

[list of concerti performed]

  Application Form
  Student Information
  Download camp flyer
  Faculty members
  Event Calendar
  online application payment

PAGE UPDATED 2/12/2017

APPLICATION

DATES: Thursday, July 20, 2017 (all students check in) - Sunday August 13, 2017 (all students check out)
LOCATION: Walnut Hill School, 12 Highland St., Natick, MA 01760. About 15 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts. www.WalnutHillArts.org

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION  
April 10, 2017
Submit with a non-refundable application fee of US$70. Late application will be considered depending upon space availability.

AGE AND ENROLLMENT:
Age 14 or above. Total enrollment 45 students. No upper age limit. Special arrangement is required for applicant younger than 13.

PROGRAM:

  • Two to Three private lessons per week for piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, composition, and others (upon request).
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Orchestral Performances
  • Master Classes and Workshops
  • Stage presentation workshop
  • Concerts with faculty members and students
  • Attending concert at Tanglewood Music Center, visiting Norman Rockwell Museum, and others
  • Visits to New England Conservatory, Harvard University, Museum of Fine Arts, and other historical sites in the metropolitan Boston area
  • English is the official language. Chinese translator available for the first week only if needed

AUDITION
Live audition and/or DVD/YouTube audition is required for all applicants except students recommended by faculty members. Returning students should contact Director Dr. Catherine Tan Chan 譚嘉陵 for waving the audition. Application forms and fees are required for all applicants including returning students. Each applicant should prepare at least two contrasting pieces or two contrasting movements of the same piece of his/her own choice that will represent his/her musical level and achievement. Live audition is required for Taiwan and China. DVD/YouTube audition is required for Hong Kong, US, Canada, and other countries.

AUDITION AND CONTACT;

  Taiwan:

  • Applicants from Taiwan will be auditioned in Taipei by Professors 黃維明, 林明慧, 鍾曉青.  
    The exact date and location will be arranged by Mrs. Meir Chen 陳美娥 Phone:+886 2 22302162,  Fax: +886 2 22306222, Mobile: 886-910-381-528, Email: meir.chen88@gmail.com.

  China:

  • Ms.  Jonie Qiuning Huang, Shanghai Conservatory of Music. 
    黃秋寧, 上海音樂學院教師
    Phone: + 86-136-519-07568 (for text only). Email: huangqiuning@shcmusic.edu.cn,
    Wechat: Jonieplaythepiano
  • Dr. Haobing Zhu , Assistant Professor, Shanghai Normal University.
    朱昊冰博士, 上海師範大學教師
    Phone : +86-177-210-22602 (for text only). Email: bingpiano@foxmail.com.
    wechat: 17721022602

  Hong Kong, US, Canada and other countries:

  • Applicants should submit a recently prepared DVD or YouTube to the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, 3 Partridge Lane, Lincoln, MA 01773.  Foundation@ChinesePerformingArts.net.
    It will be presented to faculty members for evaluation.

Piano Concerto Competition:

Every year we select one pianist to perform a concerto concert. This year 2017, it will be the piano concerto of  Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini  with Mercury Orchestra on Saturday, 8/12/2017, 8 pm, at MIT Kresge Auditorium. We encourage all piano students to try it out.  The competition will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017, 2 pm
(Dates To Be Confirmed) before faculty members, invited jury, and Channing Yu, conductor of Mercury Orchestra. Here is a list of concerti performed since 1996. Lang Lang, Yeol-Eum Son, Max Tan, Eric Lu, among others have played. http://www.chineseperformingarts.net/contents/festival/index-LSO.htm

TUITION:
There is a non-refundable application fee of US $70 for each application. The tuition is US $3,000 per student that covers private and chamber lessons, room, meals, and fees to all activities during the festival period. Individual travel expenses to and from the music festival are not included.
Financial Aid ranging from US $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants on financially needed basis. Students interested in financial aid must include a letter of request and a recommendation from his/her music teacher with the application. Tax-report documents for annual household income and statement of financial situation are required for evaluation. Returning students (attended the festival at least twice and with English fluency) could apply to be the Assistant to the Director with full tuition waiver and still receive all the benefit of a regular student. Tuition is due in two weeks after audition.  No refund for cancellation after May 30, 2017.

FACULTY MEMBERS 2017 (alphabetically, a partial list)
Lynn Chang張萬鈞, music director

Piano

Tema Blackstone
Juilliard Pre-College

Bruce Brubaker
New England Conservatory, Chairman piano department

Wha Kyung Byun, Piano Master Class
New England Conservatory

Hung-Kuan Chen 陳宏寬
Juilliard School of Music
Yale University

Pi-Hsien Chen 陳必先
Hochschule fur Musik Freiburg

Pi-Hsien Chen 莊雅斐
Boston Conservatory
New England Conservatory Preparatory

Alexander Korsantia
New England Conservatory

Meng-Chieh Liu 劉孟捷
New England Conservatory
Curtis Institute of Music

Victor Rosenbaum
New England Conservatory
Mannes School of Music

Russell Sherman, Piano Master Class
Distinguished Artist-in-residence of New England Conservatory

Minsoo Sohn
Korean National University of Arts

Mana Tokuno
New England Conservatory Preparatory

Violin

James Buswell

Lynn Chang 張萬鈞
Boston Conservatory
New England Conservatory Preparatory
Boston University
MIT

Nicholas Kitchen
New England Conservatory
Borromeo String Quartet

Magdalena Richter
New England Conservatory Preparatory Chair String Department
Director String and Chamber Orchestra of Rivers School Conservatory

Kristopher Tong
New England Conservatory
Borromeo String Quartet

Viola

Hsin-Yun Huang 黃心芸
Juilliard School of Music
Curtis Institute of Music

Scott Lee 李捷琦
University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory

Mai Motobuchi
New England Conservatory
Borromeo String Quartet

Cello

Yeesun Kim
New England Conservatory
Borromeo String Quartet

Laurence Lesser, Cello Master Class
President Emeritus, New England Conservatory

Carol Ou 歐逸青
New England Conservatory Preparatory

Sam Ou 歐維聖
New England Conservatory Preparatory

Double Bass

Pascale Delache-Feldman
co-founder of Cello e Basso
Longy School of Music, Tufts, Rivers School

Composition

Yang Yong 楊勇
Beijing Central Conservatory of Music

Chamber Music  Master Class

Yehudi Wyner
2006 Pulitzer Prize for Music

Benjamin Zander
Conductor, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Clarinet

Thomas Hill
Longy School of Music
Boston Chamber Music Society

Flute

Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin

Tufts and MIT

Bassoon

Tracy McGinnis

Saxophone

Kenneth Radnofsky
New England Conservatory
Boston Conservatory
Boston University
Longy School of Music

Tai Chi

Tai-Chun Pan, 潘台春

Other faculty members who have taught in the previous years:

Piano: David Deveau, (the late) Anthony di Bonaventura, (the late) Luise Vosgerchian, (the late) T. Krafchenko, Cheng-Zong Yin 殷承宗, Sylvia Chambless, Robert Levin, Vivian Weilerstein
Violin: (the late) Masuko Ushioda, (the late) Marylou Speaker Churchill, Nai-Yuan Hu 胡乃元, Donald Weilerstein
Viola: Gillian Rogell
Cello: Michael Bonner, Mark Churchill, Bion Tsang 章雨亭
Double bass: Edwin Barker, DaXun Zhang 張達尋
French horn: Neil DeLand
Oboe: Kathy Lord
Flute: Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Jean DeMart
Voice: Maxwell Li, Guping Deng 鄧桂萍, Patty Thom, Ree-Ven Wang 王麗文
Composition: Samuel Headrick, Shih-Huei Chen 陳士惠
Clarinet: David Samour
Percussion/Marimba: Pius Cheung, Robert Schulz
Trombone: Brian L. Diehl
Dulcimer: Ping Li 李平
Erhu: Zhan-Tao Lin 林戰濤

This program is made possible by the donation from the general public, and the support from The Tan Family Cultural Fund. Photos, updated concert activities and other information are online at: www.ChinesePerformingArts.net
              

  APPLICATION FORM 2017
Application Form

 


Name:  (English: first/last name) ________________ (Chinese, if any) _________________

Birth Date (MM/DD/YR): _________ ___________     Age    ______                     M    F   

Instrument (major): ________________________________________________________

Instrument (2nd instrument that you would like to have lessons , if pass the audition):

 _________________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________________

Mobile Phone:_____________Email of applicant: __________________________________

Names of Parents: ___________________________________________________________

Telephone of parents: ____________Email of Parents: ______________________________

Current School and Grade: _____________________________________________________

Current Teacher: _____________Email of Teacher: _________________________________

 

Honors received (use separate sheets if needed):

___________________________________________________________________________

Audition pieces:

List at least 4 pieces,  using a separate sheet if needed.  Prepare to performe at least two pieces  of contrasting pieces or contrasting movements of the same piece at the audition. Live audition is required for Taiwan and China. DVD/YouTube audition is required for Hong Kong, US, Canada, and other countries. Returning students have to contact Dr. Catherine Tan Chan 譚嘉陵 directly about whether the live audition could be waived.

1:________________________________________________________________________________ 

2:_______________________________________________________________________________

3:_______________________________________________________________________________

4:_______________________________________________________________________________

Release Statement
All applicants are required to sign

I, _______________________(Name),  release the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts and its’ agents and employees from any and all claims, demands, and cause of action on account of any injury, illness, or loss which may occur during my participation in The 26th Annual Music Festival at Walnut Hill, July 20 to August 13, 2017.

_____________________________________                ________________________
Signature of Applicant                                                                    Date

______________________________________             ________________________
Signature of Parent or Guardian                                                 Date
if under 18 years of age

Please return the application form, the release statement form, and a non-refundable application fee of 
US $70, before April 10, 2017, to:

(Taiwan)

  • The 26th Music Festival at Walnut Hill
    c/o  Mrs. Meir Chen 陳美娥
    11696 台北市文山區興隆路三段112巷5號4樓
    Tel:+886 2 22302162,  Fax: +886 2 22306222, Mobile: 886-910-381-528
    Email: meir.chen88@gmail.com

(China)

  • Ms. Jonie Qiuning Huang, Shanghai Conservatory of Music. 黄秋宁, 上海音乐学院教师
    Phone: + 86-136-519-07568 (for text only). Email: huangqiuning@shcmusic.edu.cn,
    Wechat: Jonieplaythepiano
  • Dr. Haobing Zhu , Assistant Professor, Shanghai Normal University. 朱昊冰博士, 上海师范大学教师
    Phone : +86-177-210-22602 (for text only). Email: bingpiano@foxmail.com.
    wechat: 17721022602

(Hong Kong, US, Canada, and others)

  • Dr. Catherine Tan Chan 譚嘉陵
    Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
    3 Partridge Lane, Lincoln, MA  01773, USA
    Tel: 781-259-8195,  Mobile: 617-968-7094
    Foundation@ChinesePerformingArts.net
    www.ChinesePerformingArts.net
    
  Online Payment for Camp Application Fees:
  2017 Walnut Hill Music Camp Application Fee : US$70  

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