Chamber ensemble students and their instructor perform onstage during a recital. They play a variety of string and wind instruments.

Chamber Ensembles

Coordinator: Carrie Gruselle Gray

Community Guidelines  Tuition Assistance

Chamber music is a form of classical music that is composed for a small group of instruments—traditionally a group that could fit in a palace chamber or a large room. Chamber ensembles are a wonderful complement to private lessons and large ensemble experience; these small groups provide a different way of listening, responding, and playing. Open to string musicians, groups are formed based on ability, experience, and instrumentation. All chamber ensembles meet for weekly coaching sessions and perform in recitals in January and April. 

Students interested in participating but for whom cost may be an issue are encouraged to let us know at the point of registration. The Carol Leybourn Chamber Music Scholarship Fund is available to assist those who qualify for tuition assistance and may also be available as a prize for new students who demonstrate a high level of interest and motivation.

2021-22 Chamber Ensembles

Fall Semester - 10 sessions
  • Rehearsals: weekly sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays*
    • Dates: weeks of September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11; November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6
    • Time: to be arranged per ensemble
      *Mrs. Gray will reach out with the finalized rehearsal schedule.
  • Location: Studio 14, Lawrence Community Music School (lower level)
  • Eligibility: students must be able to read notes and rhythms at the Suzuki Book 2 level
  • Fee: $170 + $19 annual registration fee

There may or may not be a recital at the end of the session based on the COVID-19 pandemic, local spread, and guidelines from healthcare professionals. While performances are not guaranteed, please hold the following date for the possible Chamber Ensembles recital: Sunday, December 12, 1:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Protocol
  • The program is limited to string students only.
  • Students aged 12 and above must be fully vaccinated (two weeks past the final dose) to participate in a chamber ensemble; students must be masked at all times.
  • When an 11-year-old student turns 12, they will be allowed time to be vaccinated.
  • Students under age 12 must remain distanced and masked at all times.
  • Chamber Ensembles will not be offered virtually.

Registration is closed for this session.

Please fill out our interest form to receive information on future sessions.

photos of chamber ensembles performing, featuring string and woodwind instruments