Immerse yourself in chamber music and develop your collaborative ensemble playing this summer! Participants will play in supportive small ensembles, coached by expert CMC faculty specializing in chamber music. The two-weekend workshop includes master classes, listening skills, ensemble skills, and rehearsal time for instrumentalists, culminating in a friendly salon concert where you can share your work with one another and invited guests. Pre-formed groups as well as individuals are encouraged to apply. Individuals will be placed in an ensemble based on skill level and instrumentation available. Groups will be finalized and music sent out one month prior to our start date.
Ages: Adults, older teens (high school students)
Instruments: Piano, strings, woodwinds, brass
Styles of music studied: Classical
Prerequisites: Minimum three years of private lessons on the instrument you plan to play. As part of the application, you will need to submit a pre-recorded audition in which you perform two contrasting pieces: one slow and one fast; and a two-octave scale in the key of your choice.
Workshop size: A maximum of 20 students working in small ensembles
Location, Day and Time: Mission District Branch; July 21–23 and July 28–30;
Fridays from 6:00–9:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am–2:00pm
Faculty: Erik Andersen, Director; additional faculty TBA
Tuition: $465 for both weekends (includes a $150 non-refundable deposit). Tuition Assistance is available.
How to enroll:
The application deadline is June 5, 2023 for the summer workshops, but we recommend applying early to ensure placement. Because the workshop is designed around the exact number of participants, we are unable to issue refunds after June 5, 2023. Send refund requests to email@example.com. If you would like to inquire about tuition assistance, please make an appointment with a registrar.
Older teens are also welcome to register in CMC’s Youth Chamber Music Camp.