FSCMF Student Experience

The Fry Street Chamber Music Festival provides an exciting chamber music immersion experience for string players and pianists ages 14 – 18. Held on the stunning Utah State University campus, FSCMF students come away inspired by an extraordinary environment that super-charges their development as musicians and instrumentalists.

This ten-day festival includes coaching sessions, private lessons, master classes, seminars, and performance and outreach opportunities, as well as world-class concerts given by the Festival’s distinguished faculty listed below.

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See what it looks like to participate in The Fry Street Chamber Music Festival!

What the Students are Saying

It’s just totally incredible to be exposed to artists of their level and teachers of their level as well. To get this very concentrated, hyper focused experience, it feels like a year of learning in just 10 days which is a really neat experience.

2021 FSCMF student

The experiences that you have here are super amazing, and the people you meet are going to change your life and you’ll grow so much as a musician.

2021 FSCMF student

It’s incredible to see these concerts too because it inspires you to become like those kind of musicians. It’s really inspiring to be around musicians who work hard, it’s inspiring to watch them practice and it makes you want to practice.

2018 FSCMF student

The Fry Street cultivates such a close-knit musical family because they’re so kind, you don’t want to disappoint them and that in itself makes you want to practice and get better.

2018 FSCMF student


A Note from the FSCMF Artistic Directors

All of us in the Fry Street Quartet were profoundly inspired by our summer music festival experiences as students. The magic of being immersed in the world of great chamber music with the guidance of accomplished mentors—all the while making new friends who understood this otherwise indescribable passion—created memories and relationships we all still treasure today. It is our hope with the Fry Street Chamber Music Festival to now give back to the younger generation by creating an atmosphere of inspiration and learning here at our home campus of Utah State University. Nestled in the mountains, our stunning physical environment already offers a magical atmosphere all on its own. But that, in combination with musical immersion, is the key. At summer camp the rest of life’s responsibilities recede. Practicing, lessons, rehearsals, concerts, and friendships get to be front and center. The result of spending focused time and energy in such an environment is transformational.

But it doesn’t end there. The energy of the student experience fans out into the community through the festival concert series — featuring the students themselves, the Fry Street Quartet, and incredible guest artists. It also includes master classes for anyone to attend. Join us for an incredible festival experience in 2024!

— Rebecca for the Fry Street Quartet


Emily Ezola

A Note from Emily Ezola | FSCMF Executive Director

Welcome! Whether you are an aspiring musician, dedicated teacher, enthusiastic audience member, or proud music lover, we have something special to offer you.  Our unique program brings world-class music instruction and performances to the beautiful Utah State University campus, where young piano and string students from all over the country come together to grow and create music together. Building meaningful human connection through the power of music and mentorship is my passion, and I want you to be part of the FSCMF magic! Please take a moment to learn about what our program can do for you, and do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. — Emily Ezola, Executive Director

For more information email frystreetcmf@gmail.com