Amherst Cello Camp 2017


Cello Camp for college students featuring guest masterclasses, daily rehearsals, workshops, fitness, and a final concert.

Daily Schedule SAMPLE - Subject to change

  • 8:00 Showers
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Private Practice
  • 11:00 Rehearsals/Masterclasses
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 2:00 Swimming Pool and Outdoor Activities (Running, Badminton, Soccer) or indoor casual cello time and yoga in case of bad weather
  • 3:30 Cello Ensemble Rehearsals / Guest Masterclass
  • 5:00 21st Century Cellist Workshops
  • 6:00: Dinner
  • 7:00 Clean Up
  • 8:00: Movies

21st Century Cellist WORKSHOPs

  • Resume, CV, and Cover Letter Writing for Music jobs
    • Bring your own resumes and CVs
  • From practice to your own CD - an "essentials" guide to recording equipment and editing techniques
    (2 workshops) 
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Professional quality audio and video editing
    • Publishing
  • Professional Photoshoot with your cello!
    • Get your publicity photos taken with a backdrop and professional lighting
  • Score-Dance-Beethoven
    • Get all musical gestures into your body first before you play

Movie Screenings

  • Tout Le Matins du Monde (All the Mornings of the World)
  • Archival videos of legendary musicians
  • Full versions of Malcolm Bilsons' Knowing the Score and Performing the Score
  • Circus Art by Slava Polunin

  • Sleeping bag
  • Piano parts to any music you'd like to play at sight-reading sessions
  • Fitness clothes and shoes
  • Swimming suit and towels, sunscreen
  • Stand, rock-stop, mute
  • Digital file of your Resume and CV, prospective jobs descriptions
  • Dress clothes for photoshoot and the concert (one all black and one colorful sets)


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FOOD and the CAT


June 4th - June 11th, 2017

23 South Mount Holyoke Drive, Amherst, MA 01002

June 4th - arrivals between 7 and 8pm. Dinner and meeting at 8pm
June 5th - June 9th - Daily Schedule
June 7th - Masterclass with Terry King
June 9th - 7pm - Concert I - Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA
June 10th - 10.30 am - Masterclass with Jesus Castro-Balbi
June 10th - 3pm - Final Concert II - Palmer Historical and Cultural Center in Palmer, MA
June 11th - departures after breakfast


All regular classes and workshops with  director Ignacy Gaydamovich
Masterclasses with Terry King and Jesus Castro-Balbi
Photos, Yoga classes and Resume building workshops taught by Paulina Alenkina.


The following items are included with tuition payment of $250 for active participation:

Accommodation (shared rooms)
20 meals between arrival and departure

Fees schedule:
$50 deposit by May 1st paid online or in person by check
$200 tuition payment upon arrival paid online, by credit card, cash, or check

$50 - Due by May 1st
$200 - Due by June 5th

Full payment: $250

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