On June 4 at 5 p.m., The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival presents the Christopher Rex Spring Institute. The institute for aspiring musicians is named in memory of the founder and former Artistic and General Director of the Festival, Christopher Rex, who passed away earlier this year. Emerging chamber music quartet students have the opportunity to attend Master Classes with the Dover Quartet, the Festival’s Quartet-in-Residence. This year the participants are the Meráki Quartet and the Latimer Quartet.
The Spring Institute concludes with a public concert scheduled for Saturday, June 4th at 5 p.m. at the Historic Nassau County Courthouse, Fernandina Beach. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by visiting www.aicmf.org or calling 904-261-1779. The Spring Institute is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a generous contribution from Judy and Scott McCue. Music education for concert audiences, students and aspiring young musicians has been a core mission of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival since its founding in 2001. In 2019, the Festival added Spring Institute to its educational outreach programs. The primary purpose of the Spring Institute is to be a premier training and mentoring program which provides performance opportunities.