At Third Street, the Music Program provides an opportunity for students to grow as a musician and person– 2019 Chamber Music Parent
About Chamber Music
Chamber music is said to be the “music of friends.” It spans eras, genres, instrumentation and styles. It requires the development of both musical and social skills, as each instrument has its own part that gives voice to a musical conversation. Students learn to communicate and develop close relationships by working on shared goals through music. Finally, students grow by learning and experiencing a vast, wide-ranging repertoire, and to make music for the enjoyment of the musician, ensemble and audience.
Third Street’s Chamber Ensembles meet throughout the academic year in three 10-week rotations. Each ensemble receives 1 hour of coaching and instruction taught by Third Street’s Chamber Music Faculty coaches.
In addition to weekly coaching, Chamber students receive feedback in guest master classes throughout the year with professional chamber musicians and groups.
Third Street’s Chamber Music coaches are all dedicated professional chamber music performers and educators. Our coaches come from a variety of instruments, strengths, and experiences that form a vibrant faculty group.
The Chamber Music program is open to students playing the following instruments: piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and classical guitar. Students will be placed in groups according to their age and ability. Students who are new to the program must audition. Auditions are arranged at a mutually convenient time prior to each rotation.
The recommended minimum age of a student is third grade or 8 years old who have had 2-3 years of experience in their instrument.
Rehearsals: Saturdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM & 4:30 – 5:30 PM
10 Week Rotations throughout the year
Taught by Third Street’s Chamber Music coaches
Auditions required for placement.
Students are assigned in groups by age and level.
For any questions, please reach out to Carolyn Jeselsohn, Chamber Music Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.