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Skidmore College

Inclement Weather Update

Due to current weather conditions, Skidmore College will suspend operations tomorrow, Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Residence halls and the dining hall will remain open for students on campus and those who are able to return to campus on Sunday. However, all other scheduled activities have been cancelled.

Essential staff should report as scheduled. Facilities Services will continue to work throughout the storm. Read more at

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2017 Students

The institute accepts high school, undergraduate and graduate students, who will be grouped according to instrumentation and level. Talented young musicians who are looking to improve their chamber music skills, challenge their creative thinking and explore entrepreneurship, arts advocacy and other areas that are vital to the newly defined role of an artist in the 21st century are encouraged to apply. Pre-formed ensembles are eligible to apply as a group. Contact Coleen Stephenson by email or at 518-580-5447 for specific instructions.

Interested students must submit an online application and audition on one of the following instruments for consideration:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double bass
  • Piano
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • French horn
  • Tuba

Enrollment in the Institute may be limited due to ensemble instrumentation.