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Leadership and Service Through Music
We are busy planning for our 2017 Decoda | Skidmore Chamber Music Institute.
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The Summer Chamber Music Institute will be divided into two segments/weeks:

Week 1:  Development of an Internal Community

Week 2:  Engaging and Serving the External Community

The Decoda | Skidmore Chamber Music Institute enables young musicians to explore leadership and community service through the intensive study of chamber music. Under the guidance of Decoda artists, students will learn how to fully engage their audiences and communities through scripted interactive chamber music performances while improving their own performance and public speaking skills. 

Decoda is a cutting-edge chamber music society forging an integrated role for classical music in communities around the world. Based in New York City, Decoda maintains a flexible roster of a new type of musician: virtuoso, arts advocate and educator. They design residencies to reach audiences of broad scope, bringing creative concert experiences to schools, hospitals, shelters, correctional facilities, and bars, as well as major international concert halls. Decoda was founded in 2011 by alumni of The Academy -  a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Upon leaving this prestigious fellowship, the musicians were inspired not only to keep playing together but also to create an entrepreneurial model for artists who want to meaningfully engage with society.

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