What will participants do?

Participants will receive:

  • tailored chamber music coachings
  • chamber music performance opportunities with peers and with professional musicians
  • studio classes with the faculty that focus on technique and performance
  • student-run rehearsals with friends
  • special workshops with the festival guests (Imani Winds and Dior Quartet)

Because these students work in smaller ensembles, they receive more focused attention and have the room to develop their musical and personal independence!


8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Campers are expected to attend evening faculty performances on Monday, Thursday, and Friday beginning at 7pm.
First Saturday, campers will perform their concert beginning at 1:30 pm. Second Friday, campers will perform at 7PM.

Late pick-up ends at 4:00PM.

Sample Schedule

  • 8:30: Check In
  • 9:00: Chamber music group rehearsal and coachings
  • 10:05: Large Ensemble Sectionals
  • 11:05: Break
  • 11:20: Studio Class
  • 12:20: Lunch
  • 1:10: Large Ensemble
  • 2:25: Chamber music group rehearsal and coachings
  • 3:25: Check out


Instruments include:

Strings — violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar
Woodwinds — flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone
Brass — trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba

Ages: 12 and up
Have at least half a year of music studies (must be able to read music)

Application Requirements

For chamber group placement, please be ready to upload a performance recording of one to ten minutes.
Solo pieces preferred. An accompanist is not required.
  • You can use any type of equipment, including phones.
  • Make sure it's a video in a horizontal position if possible.
  • Example of Audition Tape

Each camp participant will be placed in two chamber groups based on their placement performance. Parents will be notified about repertoire before the camp.

If camp participants would like the opportunity to perform with the faculty, please prepare 2 contrasting movements from a solo piece (sonata, concerto, suite, etc.) or 2 etudes of contrasting styles (one technical, one lyrical).

If you want to play with a friend, please include their name in your application.

If you have a pre-formed group and all members are attending the festival, you may perform together as a group. We will make sure that those who have requested to be in a pre-formed group are placed accordingly.

Click here for Application
Application Deadline: May 4, 2024


Camp Location
Shady Grove Presbyterian Church
5530 Shady Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38120-2498

Concert Location for First Week
Crosstown Concourse West Atrium
1350 Concourse Ave
Memphis, TN 38104


Total tuition is $200 for either session, or $400 to attend both sessions. Payment in installments can be made if needed; please contact us for further details.

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application

PRIZM Ensemble offers scholarships for students to attend Camp; funds are provided to assist families who demonstrate a financial need. Decisions will be based primarily upon financial need, with consideration also given to past and current participation in the community, and future leadership potential.

Information provided will remain confidential; decisions will be made by the PRIZM Ensemble Board of Directors each spring.

Scholarship Application

To complete the form, you must upload a copy (pdf, jpg, gif or png file, maximum size 1 MB) of the parents/guardians' most recent 1040 Tax Form (forms will be shredded), or send a copy to:

PRIZM Ensemble
P.O. Box 771200
Memphis, TN 38187-1361


If you have any questions, contact:
Christina Lai, Director of Programming and Operations
[email protected]

“Before I came to PRIZM, my school orchestra conductor told me, 'Once you have been through this camp, you will be a totally different musician than you were going in.' As the saying goes, 'You don't believe it until you see it.' There is no other camp like the PRIZM International Music Festival."

-Steven Go, Violin