2012 / 2013 Calendar
Fall Session: September 4 - December 2
Winter Session: December 3 - March 10
Spring Session: March 11 - June 10
2013-2014 Chamber Music applications are now avialable. Click here to apply and return by mail or to the office by July 15.
Instrumental students and adult amateurs are eligible, by audition, to participate in the chamber music program. Chamber groups are formed for string players, wind players, brass players, pianists and guitarists. All students accepted into the chamber music program must enroll for the entire school year and continue to study privately on their individual instruments.
Prospective students should contact the Conservatory office for a chamber music application and to schedule an audition. At the audition students will play scales, a solo work at the appropriate level and a chamber music excerpt provided beforehand by the Conservatory. Auditions are scheduled prior to the start of the fall quarter. Space is limited.
Introduction to Chamber Music
Students performing at an intermediate level (Suzuki Book 3 and above) with no prior chamber music experience may audition to participate in Introduction to Chamber Music. This class emphasizes reading, counting and ensemble skills. Students will study, rehearse and perform a variety of repertoire.
Students performing at an upper-intermediate to advanced level are eligible, by audition, to participate in the chamber music program. Students attend weekly coaching sessions covering a variety of repertoire.
Throughout the school year, the Chamber Music Department holds master classes with well-known educators and performers from around the world. Ensembles must audition to perform in these classes.
In addition to the Conservatory's Friday night recitals, the Chamber Music Department offers departmental recitals quarterly. The Conservatory's chamber music ensembles are also often invited to perform for community and civic events.
$900 ($720 for students concurrently enrolled in individual instruction at PCM)