2013 Education Programs

Salt Bay Chamberfest is delighted to offer an extensive list of education programs related to the Festival. Please join us for any and all of these events.

Music & Nature Camp

August 5- 16, 2013
Five days a week, 9-4
DRA, Belvedere Road, Damariscotta

This program for 9 to 12 year olds inaugurated in 2012 with the Damariscotta River Association and the Lincoln Theater will take place from August 5 to 16, with a concert on August 17. Nationally renowned composer and music educator Jon Deak and DRA’s Education Coordinator, Sarah Gladu, have blended the curriculum Deak has used successfully for over 15 years in the Very Young Composers project of the New York Philharmonic with the popular Camp Mummichog curriculum, which Gladu developed and has directed since 2006. By the end of the 2-week session, each camper will complete an original piece of music. On Saturday morning, August 17, the young composers and the community will hear the world-premier of their new works played by the Brentano String Quartet. To register a lucky 9-12 year old for the Music & Nature Camp at the DRA, visit the DRA Education page and download the appropriate forms. Since there are only 10 spaces, we expect the session to fill up quickly, so act now to be a part of this fine program.

Free Family Concert

August 17, 2013
11:00 a.m.-noon
Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta

Conductor Mark Mandarano, Salt Bay Chamberfest’s dynamic and popular pre-concert lecturer and program annotator, will emcee the proceedings, in which the Brentano String Quartet will premiere 10 new works by students of the Music & Nature Camp and play several works inspired by nature, by Dvorak and others.

Pre-Concert Talks with Mark Mandarano

August 6, 9, 13 & 16, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Darrows Barn at Round Top, Damariscotta


Join us for a series of masterclasses with Maine’s best young musical talent.

    August 9, 2013
    3:00 p.m.
    Schooner Cove Retirement Community, Damariscotta.
    Canadian violinist Jonathan Crow will coach three advanced young players in performance technique and artistry. The three masterclass participants are violinist Gianluca Pane of Wilton, a sophomore at Brown University who will play the first movement of the Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor; violinist Hanna Renedo, a rising senior at Orono High School, who will play Largo from Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major piece; and Shelley Armer of Santa Fe, NM, who is an intern for the Salt Bay Festival this year. She is a junior at the Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University studying viola performance and will play Prelude from Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat by J. S. Bach. Schooner Cove and Newcastle Square Realty Associates are the sponsors of this masterclass.

      August 16, 2013
      1:00 p.m.
      Darrows Barn at Round Top, Damariscotta,
      featuring a first reading by the Brentano String Quartet of 10 new student compositions from the Music & Nature Camp