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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 24 coachings during the year. Students studying outside DePaul CMD are welcome to participate in the chamber music program. Pre-formed groups are welcome.
 
Audition requirements:
Strings:
Three- octave scale and arpeggio of choice
Two contrasting repertoire selections (memorization not required)
Sight Reading example
 
Piano:
Four octave scale and arpeggio of choice
Two contrasting repertoire selections (memorization not required)
Sight Reading example

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 8. Call 773-325-7262 or email communitymusic@depaul.edu to schedule your audition.
  • 60-minute weekly sessions (trios and quartets)
  • 45-minute weekly sessions (duos)
  • Pre-College: $240 | 8 sessions
  • CMD students in Individual Instruction: $192 | 8 sessions