How should I plan my travel to the festival?
Please make plans to arrive on Sunday, June 24, 2018, which is the day all participants arrive to the festival. It is ideal--but not essential--to arrive between noon and 5 pm, if you can, as you will be able to join other students for dinner, and attend a welcome meeting at 7 pm and a meeting on your dorm hall at 9 pm.
If you arrive on Saturday, June 23, you will need to find local transportation and hotel housing for that night. Festival staff can pick you up from your hotel on Sunday.
Beginning on Sunday, June 24, GMCMF staff will pick up all students arriving at the Burlington airport (BTV), Amtrak station (Essex Junction, VT), or Burlington bus stations, no matter what time they arrive. We will issue reminders to students who have not yet notified us of their travel plans, so if you do not hear from us, you can be sure we already have your plans. We will send information on driving and parking for those arriving by car, and we will schedule van pickups for those arriving by plane, bus, or train.
How will I let the festival know about my plans and needs?
You need to let us know by submitting an online Travel Plans form, which will be available once the festival has begun sending out acceptances. Please do this as soon as you know your plans! Unlike our other forms, you can submit the form again if you have significant changes. (If a flight arrival time changes only slightly, and we have the flight number already, a new form won't be needed.)
Where and when will I register once I arrive on campus?
Registration is conducted on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from noon until 6 p.m. in the lobby of Wing/Davis/Wilks dorm complex. A member of the resident staff will individually register students arriving later. The first meal available to students is dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. (parents are not able to be accommodated in the dining hall, but there are many local restaurants). An opening meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. for all students and faculty who have arrived. Parents are welcome to attend. The opening meeting is not essential, so don’t worry if you must arrive later due to flight schedules. At 9:00 p.m., a resident assistant (RA) will hold a brief meeting on each dorm floor (students only).
What plans should I make for departure at the end of the festival?
Sunday, July 22, 2018 is the day of departure for all, and the festival vacates all buildings by noon. The day begins with checkout in the dorm lobby, and van trips to the airport beginning at 4 a.m. Prior to leaving, students notify a Resident Assistant that they are ready for a quick room inspection. Any room damage will be charged to the students after UVM maintenance assesses the damage. Failure to turn in a room key and key card will result in a $55 charge.
If you have indicated that you are arriving by plane, train, or bus on the Travel Plans form, we will be picking you up, even if your arrival is very late in the evening. Please be in contact with us if there is a significant delay in your expected arrival.
For others, here are directions for getting to Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival by car.
Our festival takes place on the Redstone Campus of the University of Vermont (UVM), occupying the southwest corner of campus (view map here).
Directions to UVM’s Redstone Campus:
From I-89 North or South: Take Exit 14W. Turn west (toward downtown and Lake Champlain) on Route 2; it is also called Williston Road and will become Main Street as it passes through campus. Continue on Main Street past intersections for University Heights and University Terrace. Turn left on South Prospect Street. (See Directions to Dormitory Parking, below.)
From north or south on Route 7: Enter Burlington from either direction. Turn east onto Main Street (Route 2). Go uphill one light to South Prospect Street; turn right. (See Directions to Dormitory Parking, below.)
From the Adirondack Northway (I-87): Take Exit 20. Drive north on Route 9 to Route 149, headed to Fort Ann, N.Y. In Fort Ann, take Route 4 North to Route 22A in Vermont. Follow Route 22A through Vergennes, then follow Route 7 North into Burlington. Turn right onto Main Street (Route 2 East). Go uphill one light to South Prospect Street, and turn right. (See Directions to Dormitory Parking, below.)
From Burlington International Airport: From airport grounds, turn left onto Airport Drive. At next stoplight, turn right onto Williston Road/Route 2 West. Drive 4-5 miles west to UVM campus, where Williston Road becomes Main Street. Continue on Main Street past intersections for University Heights and University Terrace. Turn left on South Prospect Street. (See Directions to Dormitory Parking, below.)
Directions to dormitory parking (Wing/Davis/Wilks)
Once you are on South Prospect Street, you will drive approximately ¾ mile. You will see a UVM sign indicating the Music Building and other destinations on the Redstone Campus, but pass this entrance for now. Continue another one-tenth mile, and turn left at a UVM sign which reads 'Residence Halls' (there will be a gate ahead which will open as you pull up to it). After turning into this drive, you will see the Wing/Davis/Wilks dorm complex straight ahead. Follow the drive as it curves around to the right, and park in the Davis lot. Once you have been registered and receive your room key, you may park in the circular drive next to Davis Hall (while unloading only, please…we have many people arriving). If you have a GPS, this building address may help: 486 South Prospect Street (please note: this should never be used as a mailing address).
If you pass the Redstone Apartments, you have gone too far on South Prospect Street.