Chamber Program

June 27 - July 3, 2020

We regret to inform you that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health and safety of our students, parents, and faculty, we have decided to cancel the Chicago Suzuki Institute for the summer of 2020. This includes all Short-Term Teacher Training Courses, Every Child Can, Student, Chamber and Advanced Programs. No payments were processed for the institute from any registrations received.


The Music Institute will be offering an online student experience for the original institute dates of Mon, June 29 -  Fri, July 3. The Music Institute of Chicago Virtual Suzuki Festival will offer masterclasses, group classes, and enrichment courses from our renowned faculty. More detailed camp and registration information are posted on main CSI page and under CSI Registration Forms & Downloads.


We wish for you and your family to remain safe and healthy this summer, and to continue keeping music a daily part of your routine. We hope to see you back for CSI 2021, which will be held from July 3 - July 9 for Chamber Program. 





The Chamber Music Program is designed for students who wish to suppliment the student program with a chamber music experience. 


Chamber Program Components 

  - Daily Master class (6 days, 3 in a class - nearly twice the individual instruction than in the student program)

  - Daily Repertoire class, chamber music coaching, and orchestra

  - Enrichment classes options include Chimes, Cello choir and Viola for violinsts, Composition and Jazz improv (As determined by the Directors.)


*Please note:  individual arrangements must be made in advance for any student who wishes to attend the Institute without a chaperone for the Chamber Music program

Audition Information & Requirements (by audition only)

Students interested in the Chamber Music Program should have:
  - intermediate (or higher) sight-reading skills
  - strong independent practicing skills

  - be violinists studying Book 6 or beyond; cellists and pianists studying Book 5 or beyond; or violists studying Book 4 or beyond (or equivalent as determined by the Institute director)


Required Materials:

  - High-quality audition
  - Chamber Program Audition form

  - Completed registration form

  - Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s home teacher and the signed chamber/advanced program assessment form is required.

  - All applicants (new and returning) must submit a recording.


Complete your online Chamber/Advanced Audition form >>


Recording Submission Guidelines


1.    Audition recordings should be a DVD or Youtube link (or equivalent)

2.    Submission should include TWO pieces contrasting in style and tempo.
       Please list selections in order on the label/email.
3.    Piano accompaniment is recommended for string players
4.    All submissions should be reviewed by the home teacher prior to submission.
5.    Performances should represent the most polished level,
       not necessarily the most advanced piece.


Click for application check list and all registration forms >>