Peninsula Summer Chamber Fest 2020
Welcome and thank you for your interest in this year's Peninsula Summer Chamber Fest. We are looking forward to another fantastic week of learning and growing together as amateur chamber musicians. Below are the details for the PSCF 2020.
Dates: Monday, August 17, 2020 to Friday, August 21, 2020
Times: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location (Monday - Thursday): Brock University, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
15 Artists' Common, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3M2
Location for Friday: Holy Trinity (Anglican) Church, 1557 Pelham St, Fonthill ON L0S 1E3
Cost: $150.00 per Individual which includes a non-refundable 50.00 deposit. Make cheques payable to The Peninsula Orchestra.
Payment Options: Payment must be received by June 8, 2020. You can hand deliver your cheque to Gus Jonker, Treasurer, The Peninsula Orchestra, at rehearsal OR mail your cheque to:
The Peninsula Summer Chamber Fest is an opportunity for amateur chamber groups to learn from a professional music coaches. If you have not already chosen your repertoire, the faculty will select music for your group. Every group will participate in the recital on Friday evening. The faculty will endeavour to adjust groups or form new groups to accommodate individual applicants.
To apply please complete this online form between Monday, March 9 and Monday, June 8, 2020.
- Each applicant must complete this online form. If you are already in a pre-formed group, please list the other members of your group.
- Applications may be considered after June 8, 2020 dependent upon space and coaches.
- Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.
Should you or your group withdraw from the PSCF before July 20, 2020, there will be a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 per person.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Carol Cowlishaw by email at
Are you applying as a pre-formed GROUP or as an INDIVIDUAL?
If you are applying as a pre-formed GROUP, please indicate if you are part of a:
If you are applying as a pre-formed GROUP, please list the names, instruments, and positions (if applicable), of all group members.
If you are applying as an INDIVIDUAL, please list your instrument and position (if applicable).
Please rate yourself as a pre-formed GROUP or INDIVIDUAL, by choosing one of the following three statements:
On a first reading, you usually aim to get through the music although there may be some starts and stops.
You concentrate on not making major mistakes while reading an unfamiliar part, and you often slow down during a fast movement for technical reasons.
You are a confident sight reader, and you aim for musical expressiveness with attention to fine nuances.
For INDIVIDUAL applicants, please explain if you are presently a member of an orchestra, a chamber music group, or any other musical group. If so, how often do you meet and perform?
For pre-formed GROUPS and INDIVIDUALS, please list some of the music repertoire you are currently working on:
If applicaple, please list any particular pieces you or your group would like to work on (you would be responsible for bringing your parts and the score):
For STRING Players: Are you comfortable playing in higher positions?
For BRASS and WIND Players: How long can you play without fatiguing your embouchure?
Any further comments:
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