Chamber Ensembles

Fall-Spring Semester Ensembles

Chamber Program Director: Cynara Pierzina

Play great music together in a small group. Have fun, meet new friends and grow as a musician and leader.

Fill out a participation form and we will do our best to place each student in an ensemble. Available instrumentation and scheduling may limit placement.

Fill out a participation form today!

Want to play with our Chamber Ensembles?

Professional faculty coaches will direct your chamber ensemble. Each ensemble will have 10 rehearsals and at least 1 performance per semester. The ensemble and coaches’ availability determines the rehearsal schedule.

What is the Cost?

Tuition includes coaching, built-in rehearsal time, music,  and performances.

Financial support is available.

Learn more about Financial Assistance

Upcoming Chamber Ensemble Performances

EMA Flute Quartet places in the Fischoff Jr. semi-finals!

Our Encore Flute Quartet, coached by Cynara Pierzina, reached the semi-finals of the prestigious Fischoff Competition Jr. Wind Division. Read more & listen to their performance. . . 

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule Sample

Fall Rehearsals:
3rd Week of September – 2nd Week of December
(10 rehearsals, 60 minutes each)

Winter/Spring Rehearsals:
2nd Week of January – 1st Week of April
(10 rehearsals, 60 minutes each)

  • String Ensemble
  • String Quartet
  • Flute Choir
  • Cello 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