Chamber Music Program

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Why Chamber Music??  

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 AA-SPA 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.


Rehearsals (required):  Mondays 4:30-5:30, 5:00-6:00, 5:30-6:30pm or 7:30-8:30pm  (depending on Youth Orchestra time) at Clague Middle School or in special cases, at another time and day as arranged with all members of the ensemble.

Weekly Studio Class (required):  Saturdays 3:30 - 4:30pm at Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts


$180/term | 10 sessions

$345/ Fall and Spring terms | 20 sessions

Orchestra+Chamber Music Combo:  $395/term OR $767/Fall & Spring Terms

Placement Auditions for the Chamber Music Spring 2014 will be held on January 13th at Clague Middle School or by appointment.

Please call the office at 734.213.2000 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to schedule an audition time.

Audition Requirements:

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

The Chamber Music audition requirements are the same are the Youth Orchestra audition requirement.  For more details click HERE.  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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