Summer Chamber Music


Given the COVID-19 situation and our concerns for the safety and well-being of students, teachers and their families, this year’s 8-week Summer Chamber Music program is canceled. We look forward to resuming this program next year and making beautiful music together then.


This annual program encourages students to sustain their musical development through the summer months.  It also provides them with valuable small-ensemble experience – a format that helps students to develop critical listening and performance skills when they’re engaged together in musical “conversations.” 

The program matches students of similar experience in ensembles that meet weekly for 8 – 9 weeks beginning in early June.  Weekly rehearsals are held at 326 E North Street in classrooms of The School located within FELC’s education wing.  Each year’s program culminates on the first Sunday in August when the ensembles offer special music during FELC worship; these services are followed immediately by a recital and reception for all of the student musicians, their family and friends, and the community at large.

In addition, these students are offered the opportunity to participate in the Fox River Chamber Fest by performing for and receiving feedback from its accomplished professionals as well as participating in a side-by-side practice session with them. 

Summer Chamber Music is led by Laura Kenney Henckel, principal cellist of the Fox Valley Symphony and music teacher and director at Xavier High School in Appleton, WI.  Laura coaches each ensemble with specialized instruction provided for wind and brass players by equally qualified and experienced musical colleagues.  

The cost of participation in the Summer Chamber Music program is $100, with generous scholarships available on request.


For 2020, Summer Chamber Music will begin the week of June 8 and conclude on Sunday, Aug. 2. 


An enrollment form is available here.  Please complete and send this form with payment to:

The Arthur Krempin School of Music & Art
c/o First English Lutheran Church
326 E. North St.
Appleton, WI 54911

Make checks payable to: The Arthur Krempin School of Music & Art.