Chamber Music Institute 2022

Elizabeth Oakes

Green Lake Festival of Music’s
Program Director for 2022

Green Lake Festival of Music is extremely proud to announce Elizabeth Oakes has been named as Program Director of our prestigious Chamber Music Institute.

Elizabeth Oakes brings with her decades of experience as a string quartet and chamber music performer, an arts entrepreneur and a highly sought-after chamber music coach and presenter.  She combines forces with a faculty of internationally acclaimed chamber musicians who are known for their world-class musicianship, dynamic artistry, and a true caring for each participant of this outstanding program.

Green Lake Festival Chamber Music Institute in central Wisconsin is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring artists and performers to make music together with greater expression, sensitivity, command, generosity and more; CMI’s students learn by instruction, by example, by collaborating and by doing.

This summer, CMI celebrates string chamber music and will be accepting college and graduate level violinists, violists, and cellists. The faculty and staff emphasize a supportive, nurturing environment in which to learn chamber music skills that are also life skills: communication, listening, sharing opinions, flexibility, and taking musical risks.  There will also be an exploration of repertoire ranging from canonic works to contemporary music to composers whose deserved recognition has long been overdue.  During the Chamber Music Institute, student performers will have the opportunity investigate an array of topics such as creating sustainable chamber music career paths, fostering equity in an artistic practice, composing, identifying successful approaches to interdisciplinary work and much more.