Chamber Music Encounter


Chamber Music Encounter Camp Students

Chamber Music Encounter (CME) teaches the skills and repertoire of this wonderful music form where compositions are performed by and written for an instrumental ensemble with one player for each part. Professional chamber musicians and CMS faculty well experienced in chamber group settings will coach trios, quartets, and quintets. An essential ingredient of chamber music is the pleasure of playing together. Guest performers and speakers will share their tips for successful chamber music performance and ensemble development. 

Grades:  violin, viola, cello, and piano students through high school (please see requirements)

Dates:  June 15 - 19, 2015 from 12:30 - 3 p.m. 

Informal Presentation:  Friday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Tuition:  $195 (includes t-shirt)

Requirements:  Students through high school ages that are at or beyond the following representative skill levels:

  • Violin: Suzuki Book 4-Vivaldi a minor Concerto
  • Viola and Cello: Suzuki Book 4
  • Piano: Clementi Sonatina or Kuhlau Sonatas

Acceptance in the Chamber Music Encounter will be based on audition, instrumentation needs for chamber ensembles (trios, quartets, quintets), and readiness for small ensemble playing.

Auditions Dates:  Saturday, April 11, 2-5 p.m. and Sunday April 12, 1-4 p.m. Space is limited.

Application Deadline:  March 12, 2015

Questions:  Contact Carol Commerford at 314-246-4445 or email

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