CAS Chamber String Ensembles offer 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. 

In addition to weekly coaching sessions, chamber groups rehearse independently to grow their musical decision-making and collaboration skills.

CAS Chamber String Ensembles are open to violin, viola, cello, and bass players in grades 8 - 12. Interested students are expected to take private lessons in addition to chamber ensemble participation. 

string lessons at BW CAS Band Camp
Spring 2022 Schedule

12-week program beginning the week of February 12th.
There is a mandatory kick-off meeting for all participants on Saturday, February 12th at 11:00 a.m.

Typically, coaching sessions occur on Thursday 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. 

Outside of the 1-hour weekly coaching session, chamber ensembles are expected to rehearse independently for approximately 1 hour at a time coordinated by members of the group.


Spring 2022 Chamber String Ensemble Tuition:
.00, plus a one-time registration fee of $25 per academic year

Tuition includes 12, 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 4th.

Placement videos should include two pieces in contrasting styles, totaling approximately 6-10 minutes in length. 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. If you choose to create two videos (one for each audition piece), provide both links 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 during the week of September 27th.



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