Aspiring young musicians develop poise, leadership skills, and friendships through chamber ensembles
Intermediate to advanced string, piano, and woodwind students who are enrolled in lessons at Community School of the Arts (CSA) and wish to enhance their music study by performing in a small group setting are welcome to participate in the Chamber Program. Performing as part of a chamber group inspires musicality, develops advanced listening and rhythmic skills, and provides a venue for collaboration and fun.
- Coaching by a CSA faculty member
- High degree of individual attention during rehearsals
- Repertoire carefully selected according to each player’s skill level
- Flexible scheduling to accommodate most students’ needs
- Two chamber ensembles concerts each year
- Multiple community performance opportunities throughout the year
Students are assigned to trios, quartets, etc., according to ability level and need for balanced instrumentation. Each ensemble meets weekly for coaching or rehearsal with every group receiving 7 hours of coaching over the course of the semester. Repertoire is chosen in advance and is assigned based on the technical ability, experience, and repertory interests of the student participants. While the major focus is on chamber music repertoire, additional assignments can be made for pianists from duet and two piano literature.