Chicago Suzuki Institute - Chamber Music Program

Saturday, July 1 - Friday, July 7, 2023


The Chamber Music Program is designed for students who wish to supplement the student program with an intensive 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.)


Complete the online Chamber/Advanced Audition form >>


Additional information about the 2023 Chicago Suzuki Institute can be found here.



Child Care is not available.  This is not a drop off camp.  Parents or caregivers should be prepared to attend classes all week with the students.


*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.

Recording Submission Guidelines


1.    Audition recordings should be submmitted as a 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.