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Decoda | Skidmore Chamber Music Institute

The Decoda | Skidmore Chamber Music Institute is a 2 week summer intensive for young musicians offering multiple performance opportunities and meaningful community engagement. 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. Program participants will live on the beautiful campus of Skidmore College and will rehearse and perform at the state of the art Arthur Zankel Music Center.


2019 DSCMI Faculty
Alicia Lee, clarinet and Festival Director
Anna Elashvili, violin and Recruitment Director
Catherine Gregory, flute
ToniMarie Marchioni, oboe
Brad Balliett, bassoon
Laura Weiner, horn
Clara Lyon, violin
Nathan Schram, viola
Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello
Kris Saebo, double bass
Michael Mizrahi, piano

Special Guest Artists
Charles Neidich, clarinet
Sarah Kirkland Snider, composer

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Schedule of Events
July 16, 2019, 7:30pm
Ladd Concert Hall at Zankel Music Center
Decoda artists in concert
with special guest composer, Sarah Kirkland Snider
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July 18, 2019, 7pm
Upbeat on the Roof at the Tang Museum

July 19, 2019, 7pm
Ladd Concert Hall at Zankel Music Center
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July 21, 2019, 10am
Filene Hall
Master Class with Charles Neidich
Free admission

July 23, 2019, 7pm
Caffe Lena
Decoda artists in concert
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July 26, 2019, 5pm
Filene Hall
Participants of the Decoda|Skidmore Chamber Music Institute present their final performances in the culminating concert of the two-week institute.
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Earlier Event: June 29
Decoda at Caramoor