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 ensembles begin: September 13-19, 2018
Tuition per semester (15 one-hour sessions): $425.25, 10% discount for WCMS private lesson students. (For an ensemble with only two enrolled students, the tuition is $588.75 per participant.)
Days and Times: arranged based on the schedules of coaches and participants
Chamber Ensemble Coordinator: Ela Brandys-O'Neill
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: The next audition date will be Sunday, September 9 for Fall 2018. Please submit an online inquiry below for more information.
- 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.
- For new students: If you are interested in joining a Chamber Ensemble, please submit this inquiry form and the instructor will be in touch with you: