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WELCOME TO MADELINE ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC, A PROGRAM OF MACPHAIL! 

Madeline Island Chamber Music is a summer chamber music program located on historic Madeline Island, Wisconsin. Each summer, 70 extraordinarily talented high school, college, and graduate school musicians participate in MICM's string and woodwind programs. In addition, an Emerging Artist Quartet in Residence is invited to participate in a unique residency, where they are mentored by and collaborate with MICM faculty. Learn more.

Chamber Music for Strings
Program Dates: June 18 - July 9, 2023
Application Deadline: February 15, 2023


Three week intensive study and performance of string chamber music repertoire. Thirty-two talented young musicians are grouped according to age and ability, and are immersed in our curriculum that provides daily coaching and twice-weekly private lessons from our 
resident quartets and individual faculty. 

Chamber Music for Strings is open to advanced string players ages 14-24.

Fellowship String Quartet Program
Program Dates: June 18 - July 23, 2023
Application Deadline: February 15, 2023


Five week intensive study and performance of string chamber music repertoire. Sixteen students will study alongside the thirty-two students accepted into the three-week 
Chamber Music for Strings program. The fourth and fifth weeks are for the fellowship students alone and include specialized curriculum studying with an internationally renowned quartet in week four, and studying and performing with an Artist Faculty violist and cellist in week five.  

The Fellowship String Quartet Program is open to advanced collegiate and graduate level string players 18 years old or older.  Applicants must have completed their first year at a post-secondary institution. 

Emerging Artists Quartet in Residence
Program Dates: June 18 - July 23, 2023
Application Deadline: January 15, 2023


The Emerging Artists Quartet in Residence (EAQIR) is a professional development opportunity for a string quartet in the early stages of its career. Working alongside MICM Faculty in a mentored teaching program, the EAQIR receives guidance and gains experience coaching chamber music. The EAQIR participates fully in the Fellowship String Quartet Program, and additionally is featured in full-length concert on the Island Concert Series. The EAQIR receives a week-long paid residency engagement at the MacPhail Center for Music in the Fall. This residency includes collaboration with MacPhail programs to engage in the Twin Cities community and culminates with a full-length concert at MacPhail’s Antonello Hall.

The Emerging Artists Quartet in Residence must be a pre-formed quartet that has played together for at least one academic year and attend the same school or live in the same geographic area. 

Seminar for Advanced Wind Chamber Music
Program Dates: June 11 - June 17, 2023
Application Deadline: April 1, 2023


One week program designed to advance all aspects of music making, primarily through the study, rehearsal, and performance of the wind quintet repertoire. In addition to daily technique classes, coachings, and private lessons given by the dynamic members of 
the Prairie Winds, the curriculum includes innovative instrument-free sessions that heighten listening skills, rhythm, intonation, and musicality.   

The Seminar for Advanced Wind Chamber Music is open to advanced collegiate and graduate level horn and woodwind players. 

Questions? Contact Alyssa Saint at saint.alyssa@macphail.org.

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