CAS Chamber STRING Ensembles
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.
Fall 2021 Schedule
Fall 2021 Schedule: 9-week program beginning the week of October 4th.
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 will rehearse independently for approximately 1 hour at a time coordinated by members of the group.
Fall 2021 Chamber String Ensemble Tuition:
$225.00, plus a one-time registration fee of $25 per academic year
Tuition includes 9, 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. Fall 2021 applications are due Friday, September 24th.
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.