Chamber Music involves working together equally, sharing opinions and striving to come together to make something beautiful. There is no conductor and each person performs their own individual part, so musicians learn to become musical leaders and help their group stay together, blend, phrase, match articulation and intonation. This unique collaboration teaches amazing performance and musicianship skills, opens the doors to some of the greatest music ever written, and is a lot of FUN!
"I love chamber music because of the close feeling all the participants have together. It allows me to really get to know the musicians I play with, and I have made some wonderful memories while playing in chamber groups."
Additionally, members of the chamber music program will be the first approached to perform for guest masterclasses and at special events at ESYO.
Chamber ensembles consisting of all Symphony members will receive a 60-minute coaching and a 30-minute student-led rehearsal. The purpose of the 30-minute student-led rehearsal is to provide an opportunity for the students to develop independent rehearsal skills. These important skills are required to lead productive rehearsals in a collegiate or professional setting. Chamber ensembles consisting of Repertory members will receive a 60-minute coaching. A coach will be present at all times but will provide opportunities for students to learn how to make positive contributions to the rehearsal process. String chamber music ensembles will be assigned a string coach and wind chamber music ensembles will be assigned a wind coach.
For all eight scheduled events (six coaching, one dress rehearsal and the concert) and any special masterclass opportunities:
Chamber Ensemble Participant = $180
Chamber Orchestra Participant = $180
Chamber Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra Participant = $270
Tuition assistance is available and participation is not dependent on the student’s ability to pay the full tuition. The deadline for registration is Saturday, February 12, 2022.
Depending on group availability, rehearsals and coachings will take place between 3:00pm - 7:00pm for String Chamber Music Ensembles and between 4:00pm - 6:30pm for Wind Chamber Music Ensembles. Chamber Orchestra is scheduled to rehearse from 4:00 to 5:30. All ensemble rehearsal dates are below. *The final performance date is TBD and groups may be added to an existing concert.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
SUNDAY, MARCH 13
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
SUNDAY, APRIL 24
SUNDAY, MAY 1
SUNDAY, MAY 8*