The CAS Chamber String Collective offers developing string players the opportunity to engage in focused musical study in small ensembles of 3-4 musicians. Working with CAS faculty coaches, students study challenging repertoire to advance their musicianship and grow as young artists. 

Each semester, students will participate in a masterclass with BW Conservatory of Music Faculty. In addition to weekly coaching sessions, some advanced chamber groups may be expected to rehearse independently immediately before their coaching session to grow musical decision-making and collaboration skills. 

CAS Chamber String Ensembles are open to violin, viola, cello, and bass players in elementary school through high school with a minimum of two years of private study. Interested students are expected to take private lessons in addition to chamber ensemble participation. 

string lessons at BW CAS Band Camp
Spring 2023 Schedule

Spring 2023 Masterclass: TBD
Spring 2023 Recital: May 7th,  5:30 p.m.

10-week program beginning the week of February 19th.

Students participate in a one-hour weekly coaching session with their group. Typically, coaching sessions occur on weekday evenings or Saturday mornings. Specific rehearsal schedules will be made available after groups have been assigned. Please indicate any known schedule conflicts in your application.


Spring 2023 Chamber String Ensemble Tuition:
.00, plus a one-time registration fee of $25 per academic year

Tuition includes 10, 1-hour coaching sessions and an additional masterclass opportunity during the semester. 

Application and Placement Recordings


To be considered for the program, students must complete an online application which includes a placement video. Spring 2022 applications are due Friday, February 10th.

There are no repertoire or minimum length requirements for placement videos (maximum three minutes please). However, the video should accurately showcase the student's current level of playing. Placement videos must be uploaded to YouTube. You may choose to make your video "public" or "unlisted." (Private videos cannot be viewed.) Once uploaded, provide the link to your audition video within the application.  DVD and CD audition videos mailed to our office will NOT be accepted.

Students will be notified of their group placements and rehearsal schedule no later than February 17th.


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