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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

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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

Spring Semester - 9 sessions
  • Rehearsals: weekly sessions on Tuesdays or Thursdays, times arranged per ensemble*
    • Dates: weeks of January 24; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21; April 4
      *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: $153 + $19 annual registration fee
     

We’re hoping to hold a recital at the end of the session but are unsure what will be possible 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, April 10, 1:00 p.m.


COVID-19 Protocol
  • The program is limited to string students only.
  • Because rehearsals take place in person, students are required to be fully vaccinated (two weeks after the final dose) against the COVID-19 virus.
  • The students and instructor will be masked at all times.
  • Chamber Ensembles will not be offered virtually.

Registration is open!

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Registration Form

 

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Fall Semester - 9 sessions

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.

Registration is closed for the fall session.

photos of chamber ensembles performing, featuring string and woodwind instruments