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Chamber Music Ensembles (Strings and Piano)

Offered in-person for Spring 2021. 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. For Spring 2021, chamber music is open to all string instruments and piano, and will be taught in a hybid model with as many in-person sessions as possible at WCMS. We welcome grade school children (ages 8+), teens, and adults.

Chamber groups will be coached by members of our piano and string faculty. Each ensemble will be created by matching the level, age, and skill of the musicians who perform a successful audition, and scheduled based on the availability of coaches and participants. Two special-topic workshops for chamber music participants are planned for the spring semester on Zoom.

Appropriate COVID-19 protocols will be followed in the building at all times.

Next session begins:  Week of February 8, 2021

Tuition per semester (14 one-hour sessions):
$406 for each participant in a trio or quartet
$550 for each participant in a duo
10% discount for WCMS private lesson students

Days and Times: Arranged based on room availability and the schedules of coaches/participants

Audition Requirements: Two pieces in contrasting styles (one slow and one fast) or one piece with two contrasting movements (slow and fast). Two scales of student's choice.

  • Auditions for Spring 2021 have now been completed. Please contact us for information about additional chamber music opportunities, including our summer festival.

Registration: Upon successful completion of the audition, students will be organized into ensembles based on level and day/time availability. Tuition is due when the groups have been scheduled.