Chamber Music Program

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Our Chamber Music Program offers these opportunities for study:

  • Small Ensembles (String Quartet, Brass Quintet, Piano Trio, etc)

  • The Brandenburg Project

Chamber music is what defines most music genres - it's what lies at the heart of a rock band, a jazz combo, an acapella choir, hip hop group and a string quartet.  While it may come in many shapes and sizes, the one consistant factor is teamwork.  Chamber musicians are honing their skills include knowing when to lead, when to listen, taking responsibility for one another, constant communication and problem solving collaboratively. The CMSa2 Chamber Music Program offers intermediate to advanced level musicians a unique opportunity to study chamber music on an intense level with Ann Arbor's best teachers.  Each ensemble will:

  • Rehearse weekly on their own guided by weekly goals and assignments.
  • Participate in weekly Studio sessions where they get to hear and collaborate with other ensembles.
  • Particpate in termly Chamber Music Workshops with guest clinicians.
  • Perform on Recitals and for other opportunities throughout the year.


The Brandenburg Project is a unique chamber ensemble for highly motivated young musicians who have a passion for Bach and his contemporaries. This period ensemble will explore in depth baroque playing techniques and develop all the teamwork, communication and problem solving skills needed to succeed as a chamber musician. 

Rehearsals (required):  A time and day as arranged with all members of the ensemble.

Weekly Studio Class (required):  Saturdays 3:30 - 4:30pm (Small Ensembles) and 4:30 -5:30 (The Brandenburg Project)


$180/term | 10 sessions

$345/ Fall and Spring terms | 20 sessions

Orchestra+Chamber Music Combo:  $405/term OR $792/Fall & Spring Terms

Placement Auditions for the Chamber Music Fall 2014 will be held on September 15th at Clague Middle School or by appointment.

Please fill out our Auditon Inquiry Form to request an audtion. 

Audition Requirements:

Both Individual Instrumentalists, and Preformed Groups (2-8 musicians) are welcome.

Auditioners will be asked to play scales and a piece that best reflects the ability of the student. The purpose of the placement audition is to enable us to put students with similar abilities together in groups.

Preformed Groups will also need to schedule an audition.  Groups will be asked to perform a piece of their choice.

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