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Advanced Student chamber music ensembles at the graduate or undergraduate level are encouraged to apply for performance at the 2018 Mineral Point Chamber Music Festival.

2018 Festival Details


Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10, 2018


Three concerts, with each selected ensemble performing a full program; plus a short Saturday afternoon informal, interactive family concert with each ensemble performing 10-15 minutes


The Mineral Point Opera House, an acoustically excellent, recently restored 1915 structure seating 370 (each ensemble will have a rehearsal in the Opera House).


Mineral Point is a town of 2,500 located halfway between Madison, WI and Dubuque, IA in the beautiful driftless area of southwest Wisconsin. The festival is produced by Arts Mineral Point, which has a successful history of presenting arts events in a community that is home to many accomplished painters, sculptors, and potters.


The festival is marketed in the upper Midwest as a classical music destination event in a small town rich in art galleries, museums, restaurants, and interesting lodging.


Graduate or undergraduate student chamber music ensembles  

  • With an established performance history
  • With at least 50% currently enrolled students
  • Ensemble types can include trios, quartets, quintets of standard instrumentation, or mixed, ensembles not to exceed five performers


Due by January 18, 2018 (see application form for details)

  • A CD audio recording of two movements or short pieces in contrasting styles
  • A repertoire list 
  • A proposed concert program


Concert music will be selected through negotiation between the ensemble and the festival director.


$350 for each performer, payable at the conclusion of the festival. 

  •    Housing and meals for the weekend will be provided free by local hosts
  •    Transportation cost is the responsibility of the performers


Every performer will attend the family concert and the two concerts in which they do not play, in addition to their own concert.

Festival Goals

To provide a valuable performing experience for advanced student musicians, a significant listening experience for local residents, and a reasonably-priced, culturally rich weekend destination for music lovers.