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Chamber Music Program

​​​The study of chamber music provides a rewarding musical experience for young musicians involving collaboration in small groups, a varied and rich repertoire, the challenge of part-independence, and development of musicianship skills. Open to intermediate/advanced string and piano students, the curriculum includes weekly coaching, built-in rehearsal time, masterclasses, and performances.
Coached by our exceptional faculty, ensembles are organized by interest, age, and ability. We are pleased to welcome members of the KAIA String Quartet as part of our chamber music faculty. Ensembles meet for 21 coachings and three masterclasses during the year. Students studying outside DePaul CMD are welcome to participate in the chamber music program. Pre-formed groups are welcome.

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Audition requirements:

Three octave scale and arpeggio of choice
One repertoire selection (memorization not required)
One chamber excerpt (from selections to be provided)
Three or four octave scale and arpeggio of choice
One repertoire selection (memorization not required)

Spring 2023 Chamber Program Dates and Tuition​

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  • 120-minute session​s (60 minutes of coaching, 60 minutes rehearsal)
    • ​Sundays, 1:00-3:00pm - 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 5/7, 5/14, 5/28, 5/21
    • Masterclass: Sunday, May 21, 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Select groups will perform at the Youth Orchestra and Chamber Group Concert
    • ​Saturday, June 10
  • Students must be age 10 or older by September 1, 2023
  • Tuition: $250 | 8 sessions ($200 for CMD students)