Chamber Music Ensembles (Mixed Instruments)
Performing in a chamber music ensemble is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences for a musician. Students expand their overall musicianship, technique, and performance skills. In the past, we have programmed chamber music repertoire such as Beethoven string quartets, Haydn string trios, Dvorak piano trios, Ibert woodwind trios, and Mozart piano quartets. Chamber music is open to all instrumentalists: strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, and classical guitar. We welcome grade school children (ages 7+), teens, and adults.
Chamber groups will be coached by a member of our piano, string, or wind/brass faculty. The ensemble coordinator will arrange the weekly coachings based on the schedules of the coaches and participants. The semester includes thirteen coachings, a master class, and a final performance. Some ensembles take advantage of opportunities to play in the community as well.
Chamber ensembles are created based on matching the level, age, and skill of the musicians who perform a successful audition.
Fall session begins: The week of September 18, 2017
Tuition per semester (15 one-hour sessions): $425.25, 10% discount for WCMS private lesson students
Days and Times: arranged based on the schedules of coaches and participants
Audition Requirements: Two contrasting works (or one larger work with contrasting sections), and sight reading. Please complete this audition form in advance and bring it to the audition.
Placement auditions: Auditions for the 2017-2018 school year are being held Sunday, September 10, 2 - 5 pm. Please submit an online inquiry below and follow the link to sign up for an audition timeslot, or contact us to make special arrangements.
- For returning students: If you are a returning student in Chamber Ensemble from the spring semester, enroll online here. If you participated in the Summer Chamber Festival, please inquire below to schedule a placement audition for the fall.