The Resident Chamber Musicians (RCM) program began in 2007 when PMMF welcomed the Aeolus Quartet from the Cleveland Institute of Music. The mission is to provide emerging young professional chamber musicians a chance to further develop their skills in a professional and nurturing environment. PMMF provides three opportunities to fulfill this mission:
1.) Chamber Concerts - PMMF provides chamber groups with the opportunity to enhance their performing skills with a series of their own recitals in the Western Upper Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin.
2.) Large Ensemble - The musicians will have to the opportunity to be a part of PMMF's large ensembles.
3.) Mentoring - Ensembles will be closely mentored by members of The Bergonzi String Quartet, who have been in residence with the Festival for over 15 years. They will work with the ensembles in both private and public sessions.
PMMF offers musicians an opportunity to focus on making music with little to distract them. The Festival has practice facilities, mentors, a welcoming environment and a very appreciative audience.
The RCM program will be on hiatus in 2012, but we anticipate the program will develop further over the next few years.