our policies


JCM has a “no empty chair” policy. Attendance is required every day during the program.  By completing and submitting your registration form, you are committing to participating for the full amount of time every day.  There are no refunds for cancellations.

Cell Phone

One of the main objectives for students attending Just Chamber Music is to provide an isolated environment away from typical daily distractions, allowing students to focus on their arts experience. At the discretion of the coach, cell phones may be used if a student has a tuning or metronome app on their phone.  Otherwise, cell phones should always remain in silent mode or off, stored away from view, and may only be used, if necessary, during breaks.

Notice Of Non-Discrimination

Just Chamber Music programs and services reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Health and Safety

All protocols at the JCM Summer Festival for health and safety are designed to create a positive environment for the entire community of students, staff and faculty. Our students' mental and physical well-being are our top priority. In addition, JCM follows the customary code of conduct for pre-college students while on campus.
Rules are clearly stated in the acceptance packet and are explained during the first evening. The illegal use of tobacco, drugs, and alcohol is not allowed, and infraction results in immediate dismissal. Other rules pertain to respectful conduct, privacy, attendance, practice, and personal needs. No refunds will be given if a student needs to be dismissed.

Student Responsibilities

The study of music can be a rewarding experience. It offers a unique opportunity to develop one’s self-expression, artistry, and discipline. In order to make good progress, you are responsible for preparing your music prior to the first day of the Festival. Enjoy yourself and remember to take pride in being a student of music.

Parental Responsibilities

Parents and guardians are solely responsible for all transportation needs both to and from the Festival site for their student. If a student is responsible for his or her own transportation, the student agrees to hold Just Chamber Music harmless for any accident or injury traveling to and/or from the Festival site.  All students need to be picked up within 10 minutes after the end of their ensemble time. There will be a $2.00 per minute charge for any student still on campus after that time.

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music"
- Sergei Rachmaninov

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