How to Apply

New participants & continuing students must apply online.

If you are new to the chamber music program, you will be asked to include a video recording of two contrasting pieces of your choice (directions attached below).

Continuing students must submit an online form, no video is required.

When can I join? 

Registration for 2022-2023 is now open. All participants must submit an online application, including YouTube links to two contrasting pieces of your choice. 

Important Deadlines

Chamber Music Application Deadline: July 15, 2022

Those who apply after July 15, 2022 will be added to a wait list and accommodated if opportunities become available.

How much does it cost?
Tuition Rates: 2022-2023

Rates listed are per semester (15 weeks).


Chamber Music Coaching Sessions (15 weeks) for string, piano, woodwind, brass, harp, guitar, percussion and voice students

45-minutes - $423.00
60-minutes - $543.00


Duo Chamber Music (15 weeks)

30 minutes - $378.00

45 minutes - $526.50

60 minutes - $674.25


Chamber Music Suzuki Plus

MIC Suzuki students may enroll in 15 weeks of chamber music at the following reduced rates:
45-minutes - $360.00
60-minutes - $462.75


Chamber Music Duo Suzuki Plus

30 minutes - $322.50

45 minutes - $447.75

60 minutes - $574.50


Duo Piano Class

MIC resident piano duo and co-founders of the Chicago Duo Piano Festival, Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, offer this bi-weekly duo piano class. Like the summer festival, this class offers an exploration of the repertoire and  performance of music for piano, four hands, and two pianos, in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Students will be paired with a duo partner and will receive coaching on select pieces. Students will be assigned appropriate repertoire and partners based on age and level. 

1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 7:30 - 8:30 pm



Sonata Class

Registration for Sonata Class is achieved via the Chamber Music Application. Sonata Class will provide a survey of the sonata/duo repertoire for strings and piano. Duo playing is one of the most intimate forms of chamber music, and often challenging for young performers. This class will cover major works from the repertory with an overview of the history of chamber music and the duo repertoire’s special place within. Participants will be paired into duos and assigned a work to study over the course of the semester. Each course will take place like a masterclass/studio class in which students will learn to give and receive peer feedback. A schedule will be set in which participants will play in class each week and be coached in front of their peers. Students are expected to attend and participate each week regardless of whether they are playing/performing. The active listening garnered by following along with the music while other groups are performing, will be part of this class’s learning and educational process. Coaching will include topics such as cueing, intonation with piano, articulation as an ensemble, and how to communicate effectively in rehearsal and beyond. This class will culminate in a performance at the end of the semester, where students will perform the works they studied in class. Repertoire will be chosen in consultation with the students’ primary teachers. Taught by Duo FAE: Charlene Kluegel, violin, and Katherine Petersen, piano. Registration Deadline: July 15, 2022.

Friday 4:30 - 6:00 pm



Contact Chamber Music Program Director, Dr. Charlene Kluegel

Availabilty Form Link >>