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Chamber Music for Youth

Chamber Music (ages 8-18)

Joining a chamber music ensemble is one of the most rewarding experiences a musician can have.  Enjoy collaborating with fellow musicians and exploring new repertoire. Both Music Institute students and those studying outside MIC are welcome to participate in the chamber music program.  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 2020-2021 will open in mid-June. 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; no video is required.


Important Deadlines

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020
Those who apply after August 31 will be added to a wait list and accommodated if opportunities become available.

 

Fall 2020 Semester Chamber Music Begins:  Tuesday, September 22, 2020


How much does it cost?

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

 

Chamber Music

45-minutes - $390.75 | per 15 week semester
60-minutes - $501.75 | per 15 week semester

 

Chamber Music Suzuki Plus 

MIC Suzuki students may enroll in chamber music at the following reduced rates:
45-minutes - $332.25 | per 15 week semester
60-minutes - $427.50 | per 15 week semester


In addition to regular chamber music study, the Music Institute of Chicago offers the following offerings for duos.

 

Duo Chamber Music

30 minutes - $349.50 | per 15 week semester

45 minutes - $486.75| per 15 week semester

60 minutes - $623.25 | per 15 week semester

 

Duo Chamber Music Suzuki Plus

MIC Suzuki students may enroll in chamber music at the following reduced rates:

30 minutes - $297.75 | per 15 week semester

45 minutes - $414.00 | per 15 week semester

60 minutes - $531.00 | per 15 week semester

 

*New* Sonata Class (ages 10-18)

For violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano players

90 minutes - $550  |  per 15 weeks

Friday from 4:30-6:00 pm  | Katherine Petersen/Charlene Kluegel  |  Winnetka

 

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 master class/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. Repertore will be chosen in sonslutation with the students' primary teachers.

 

 

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Questions? Contact Chamber Music Program Director, Kyra Saltman