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Information for Summer of 2022


You are invited to the first annual Honey Acres Chamber Music Festival. Join violinist Claire Hebeisen for a week of performing and developing your chamber music skills on the gorgeous Honey Acres farm in Boyds, MD. This day camp will include daily chamber music rehearsals and coachings with Claire as well as discussions of various chamber music topics, walks around the 77 acre property, and chamber music performances. The week will culminate in a concert where each festival member will perform a piece with their chamber group! The festival will be personalized to the attendees as only 12 participants will be accepted to enable one on one attention. Whether you are new to chamber music or have extensive experience, this festival is for you.

 Application Information

Violin, Viola, and Cello students in middle and high school are welcome to apply. No previous chamber music experience is required. A short video or a zoom audition will be required with your application for the purpose of placing you in a well suited chamber group.

Dates and Tuition

The festival will take place from Monday, August 14th to Saturday, August 19th. Weekday activities will run from 9:30am-2:30pm each day with optional open lessons from 2:30-3:30. The student concert will take place Saturday morning. Tuition for the week will be $400. Snacks will be provided, but students are expected to bring their own bag lunch.

Sample Schedule

9:30-10:00 Group Warm Up 

10:00-12:00 Chamber rehearsals and coaching 

12:00-1:30 Lunch break, discussion, workshop 

1:30-2:30 Chamber rehearsals and coaching 

2:30-3:30 Optional open lessons


Claire Hebeisen graduated with a Bachelor and Master’s degree in violin performance from Peabody Conservatory and with a Graduate Diploma in Performance from McGill University. She has performed as a soloist and in chamber groups around North America and Europe. Claire has been an active teacher and coach in MD since 2018. For more information about Claire please visit the following link: /about