Chamber Music Program

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Chamber music is what defines most music genres - it's what lies at the heart of a rock band, a jazz combo, an acappella choir, hip hop group and a string quartet.  While it may come in many shapes and sizes, the one consistent 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.  (See list of classes and descriptions below.)

Each ensemble will:

  • 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.


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


Youth Chamber Ensembles

For young intermediate to advanced players who have some experience in chamber music or want to diversify their skills as musicians. Each ensemble will learn the intricacies of communication, balance and the give-and-take of chamber playing. Pre-formed groups welcome.

Wednesday | 5:00-7:00pm
$250/term | $400 for full-year

Instructor: Ashley Grebe

CMSa2 Flute Choir

Flute ensemble is a group for flutists who want to improve their skills in a group setting while gaining experience in chamber music. They will rehearse assigned repertoire as a group both with and without a conductor and each class will cover different skills important to improving as a flute player and collaborator. Repertoire will range from Mozart to Mussorgsky to Harry Potter.


Sunday | 4:00-5:00  pm
$250/term | $400 for full-year

Instructor: Joanna Goldstein

Trumpet Choir

A 6-week course for beginning trumpet players who want to improve their skills and begin exploring the amazing wealth of trumpet choir literature.  Lead by long-standing trumpet and brass educator Charles Larkins.

Monday | 5:00-6:00pm

Instructor: Charles Larkins

Creative Composers Chamber Ensemble

Students will explore arranging and composition in a range of genres, including rock, pop, folk and jazz. Teamwork and creativity are the main themes of this course. For intermediate to advanced instrumentalists.

Wednesday | 5:00-6:30pm
$250/term | $400 for full-year
Instructor: Charlie Reischl

The Brandenburg Project (Ages 9+; Intermediate to Advanced)

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.  See the ensemble's website at

Saturday | 3:30-5:30 | 12 weeks per term 

$250/term | $400 for full-year

Instructor: Kasia Bielak-Hoops

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

Audition Requirements:

Both Individual Instrumentalists, and Preformed Groups (2-8 musicians) are welcome.  Pre-formed groups get a 10% discount per member.

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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