Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2019.
Deadline for submission is March 1, 2019 with notification no later than April 15, 2019.


Violinists, violists, and cellists who have completed grades 8 through 12.


Tuition for the 10 day institute is $1800.00.  A nonrefundable fee of $50.00 is due with your application.

What to submit

1 – Application

2 – Payment

3 – Audition Video – See instructions below

4 – Teacher Recommendation – Please have the teacher email recommendation to [email protected]  Please have the student name on the subject line.

5- Student Bio – to include:

Recent Solo Repertoire

Chamber Music Experience (Repertoire, Groups, Programs, Coaches)

Previous Summer Festivals

6 – Tax return if applying for financial aid.

Audition Repertoire

Please submit a video of twocontrasting works of your choice that represent your most polished playing at your level.

Pre-formed groups can submit an additional video of one or more movements but must also apply as individuals.

Please submit your video as a YouTube Link to a public or unlisted video file (NOTPRIVATE)and include the Link on your registration form; or send the video via email if it was not available when you registered.

How to submit

We prefer that, whenever possible, you submit your application materials to us electronically to [email protected] If necessary to mail your application, please send it to:

Hilton Head Chamber Music Institute
c/o Judy Gimbel
5 Hummingbird Court
Hilton Head Island, SC  29926

Please use a US mail service that does NOTrequire a signature confirmation.

The deadline for electronic submissions and postmark date for mailed materials is March 1, 2019.   We will confirm receipt of application materials by email, within 24 hours.

Financial Aid

Will you require financial aid?  If so please send the first two pages of last year’s federal tax return electronically to [email protected] see mailing instructions above.

All materials supplied in your application become the property of the HHCMI. They will be used for evaluating your application.  None of the materials will be returned to you. Tax returns will be kept private and destroyed after financial aid decisions have been made.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL THEM TO JUDY GIMBEL, INSTITUTE DIRECTOR AT: [email protected]