Chamber Ensembles

Summer Camp June 21-25
6:30-8:30pm

Chamber Program Director: Cynara Pierzina

Play great music together in a small group. Develop your musicianship and leadership skills. Now registering entering 6th-12th grade flute, clarinet, violin, viola & cello players for EMA’s Chamber Camp – Summer Edition. More details below in the FAQ’s.

Register for Summer Chamber Camp

Want to play with our Chamber Ensembles?

Encore Chamber Camp-Summer Edition is now registering. Students will play, study and perform both solo and chamber music. ILMEA workshops and mini-private lessons will be offered.

Register for Summer Chamber Camp

What is the Cost?

Summer Chamber Camp is $150. 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

June 21- June 25, 2021
Mon-Thurs. 6/21-6/24
6:30-8:30pm

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

Entering 6th-12th grade flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello players are welcome to register. 

  • 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 MCYO, 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