What People Are Saying

“Thank you very much for inviting and accepting me into your chamber music camp. It was very rewarding and fun! By participating in this camp I gained a lot of confidence in my playing. The skills and techniques I have learned in Evergreen will help me succeed in Australia. I hope you have a great rest of your summer!”
   -Peri Habermas, 2018 MACMF Participant

“The passion that both Michael and Nadya have for music and bringing this program to life is beautiful!”
   -MACMF 2018 Participant

“The teachers helped me so much with my vocals and made me feel comfortable doing so.”
   -MACMF 2018 Participant

“My daughter enjoyed the festival so very much, she said the instructors were all amazing and she found the entire experience very inspiring”
   -MACMF 2018 Participant Parent


After a wildly successful first year, we are excited to announce the 2019 Mountain Area Chamber Music Festival! Join us for a week-long program of vocal and strings chamber music open to rising 6th- through 12th-graders (rising 4th- and 5th- graders with comprehensive musical backgrounds may be considered), led by world-renowned master clinicians and coaches. Daily vocal and strings coachings will be accompanied by masterclasses, musical enrichment activities and in-depth artistic training culminating in a combined concert showcasing the students’ development. A placement audition is required for all new camp participants, and pre-formed chamber groups are welcomed! Participants from our 2018 MACMF still need to submit an application, but are not required to audition.

The Mountain Area Chamber Music Festival will meet from 9am to 3pm Sunday, June 23 through Friday, June 28th, and for a dress rehearsal and performance on Saturday, June 29th. Sunday through Friday classes will be held at the Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, and masterclasses and performances will be held at the beautiful United Methodist Church of Evergreen.

New this year: evening faculty concerts! Attendance at the concerts is strongly recommended, and admission is FREE for participants of MACMF!

Program cost is $500, payable by check made out to MACMF, due Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Partial-tuition need-based scholarships are available to qualifying families. In order to be considered, please email macmf.evergreen@gmail.com with your student's name and instrument, amount you're requesting, and the reason for financial hardship. Requests must be received by June 1st.

Our Staff

Master Clinicians

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Audition Requirements

In order to be considered for a place in the Mountain Area Chamber Music Festival, please submit the following registration and release forms, and the following repertoire in either audio or video-recorded format to macmf.evergreen@gmail.com. Recordings must be of high enough quality to establish playing/singing ability, musicianship, intonation, and general skill-level. Cleanly recorded (limited background noise) iPhone recordings are acceptable!

Download Registration and Release Forms Here:

For any registration questions, please contact Nadya Hill or Michael Hoffman here.

Voice Division Repertoire:

  • 1-2 Minute Prepared Solo of Your Choice. Art Song is highly preferred to musical theater.
  • 1-octave Major Scale (on a neutral syllable)
  • 1-octave melodic minor scale (on a neutral syllable)

For any questions regarding the Voice Division Repertoire, please contact Michael Hoffman here

Strings Division Repertoire:

  • 1-2 Minute Prepared Solo of Your Choice*. Solo repertoire is highly preferred to Orchestral repertoire.
  • 2-octave G- Major Scale*
  • 2-octave g melodic minor scale*

*Pre-formed chamber groups please submit a 1-2 minute prepared ensemble piece of your choice, a recording of your group playing a 2-octave G-Major Scale together, and a recording of your group playing a 2-octave g melodic minor scale together.

For any questions regarding the Strings Division Repertoire, please contact Nadya Hill here

Contact Us

For any questions regarding the Mountain Area Chamber Music Festival, Please contact Nadya Hill (for strings questions) or Michael Hoffman (for voice questions) here at macmf.evergreen@gmail.com.

Inclusivity Statement

As musicians and performers, we recognize and embrace the diversity of all our students and staff. It is our policy to be inclusive and mindful of this diversity in our policies, programs, coachings, and interactions with others. As an organization, we affirm all people regardless of their age, culture, disabilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.