Come play with us this summer!

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.

Summer Session (6 weeks)

  • Rehearsals: Tuesdays or Thursdays, times arranged per ensemble*
    • Dates: weeks of June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25
      *Mrs. Gray will reach out with the finalized rehearsal schedule.
  • Location: Studio 14, Lawrence Community Music School (lower level)
  • Eligibility: youth and adult string players able to read notes and rhythms at or above the Suzuki Book 2 level
    • ​Ensembles grouped by age and experience level; students may request others they’d like to be grouped with, but groupings are not guaranteed.
  • Fee: $122.50 (scholarships are available)

COVID-19 Protocol:
  • This session is limited to string students only. Wind musicians are invited to fill our our interest form to receive information on future sessions.
  • Because this program takes place in person, students are required to be fully vaccinated (two weeks after the final dose) to participate.
  • The Chamber Ensembles room is a mask-friendly space; participants may choose if they would like to wear a mask.

Registration Form

photos of chamber ensembles performing, featuring string and woodwind instruments