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Chamber Music for Adults

The Music Institute of Chicago has a robust chamber music program for adults at all levels. Join a chamber music ensemble and collaborate with fellow musicians, explore new repertoire, and make new friends. The MIC chamber music program is offered at all MIC locations and is open to string, piano, woodwind, brass, harp, guitar, percussion, and voice students.

When can I join?

Registration for 2019-2020 is now open. Registration takes place annually.

All participants must submit an online application.


If you are new to the chamber program, you are required to submit a video recording of two contrasting pieces of your choice (directions attached below).

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

Important Deadlines

Application Deadline: July 15, 2019
Those who apply after July 15 will be added to a wait list and accommodated if opportunities become available.


Fall 2019 Semester Chamber Music Begins:  Tuesday, September 17, 2019

How much does it cost?

The chamber music program takes place over two, fall and spring, 15-week semesters.


Chamber Music

45-minutes - $379.50 | 15 week semester
60-minutes - $487.50 | 15 week semester

In addition to regular chamber music study, the Music Institute of Chicago offers the following specialized duo classes for adults.


Duo Chamber Music

30 minutes - $339 | 15 week semester

45 minutes - $472.50 | 15 week semester

60 minutes - $605.25 | 15 week semester

The Music Institute of Chicago is home to the Chicago Duo Piano Festival. Learn the art of performing duo-piano chamber music, including piano four hands and piano duo repertoire. Placement interview required.


Duo Piano Chamber Music

Class day/time: 1st & 3rd Fridays | 7:30-8:15 pm | 7 weeks

Location: Winnetka Campus | 300 Green Bay Road


Instructors: Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem

Cost: $269.85 per semester


Please indicate your interest on your chamber music application, or contact Ralph Neiweem with questions.

Chamber Music Application Deadline:  July 15


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Questions? Contact Chamber Music Program Director, Kyra Saltman