Chamber Ensembles

Fall-Spring Semester Ensembles

Chamber Program Director: Cynara Pierzina

Play great music together in a small group. Develop your musicianship and leadership skills.

Our Encore Flute Quartet, coached by Cynara Pierzina, reached the semi-finals of the prestigious Fischoff Competition Jr. Wind Division. Listen to their audition here (#’s 35,  36 & 37) or in their featured performance on Chicago’s WFMT Saturday Morning Introductions.

Listen to the Chicago area Fischoff Winners on WFMT

Want to play with our Chamber Ensembles?

Students will play, study and perform both solo and chamber music. ILMEA workshops and mini-private lessons will be offered.

What is the Cost?

Tuition includes coaching, built-in rehearsal time, music, masterclasses, and performances. Financial support is available.

Learn more about Financial Assistance

Upcoming Chamber Ensemble Performances

June 25 7:00pm First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake Get Tickets Get Tickets

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Summer Chamber Camp 2021 is Full! Check-in next March for our Summer 2022 dates!

June 21- June 25, 2021
Mon-Thurs. 6/21-6/24

Friday 6/25/21
6-7pm Rehearse
7pm Concert

  • String Ensemble
  • Flute Choir
  • Clarinet Choir
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Mixed Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble

You might have to audition because of the instrumentation of the ensemble. Most often you will be able to join without an audition. Which ensemble depends on your age, experience and level of private study.

Chamber groups perform in two recitals a year that are free and open to the public. Groups play for community events and at local retirement homes. Some chamber ensembles also perform on concerts with our youth orchestra program.

Private study is required for some chamber ensembles, but not all. We strongly recommend all our chamber ensemble musicians enroll in private lessons.

Playing in a small chamber music group is fun. It will offer you a chance to:

  • play one on a part but still within a group
  • work together with a handful of others to play as one
  • learn how to listen to and watch fellow musicians
  • learn how to lead as you play together
  • test out your own ideas about how to play the music
  • learn to give and be open to constructive criticism from peers