Chamber Music at the Peabody Conservatory
There are a lot of chamber music concerts performed by the Conservatory chamber music faculty each semester. These concerts are wonderful opportunities right in our building to experience. For a list of events, please check the Conservatory Chamber Music website.
Chamber music—small ensembles performing with one person to a part and without a conductor—comprises some of the most challenging, rewarding, and memorable musical experiences a student will have. Chamber music study develops leadership and interpersonal skills, critical thinking, and challenges students to incorporate soloistic playing in an ensemble setting. For the student who wishes to pursue a career in music, chamber music is an essential component of a complete musical education. For all students, chamber music opens up new possibilities for advancement and enjoyment.
The Peabody chamber music program provides weekly instruction for the intermediate to advanced musician. The program consists of weekly coachings, guest masterclasses, special events, and performances. Each group will be responsible for one hour of self-directed rehearsal time per week, either on or off campus.
Students will be placed in an ensemble following the placement audition. Pre-formed groups are encouraged to apply (minimum of three players). New and returning chamber music students must attend placement. Private study at the Preparatory is not a pre-requisite for acceptance. Prior to placement, students will submit their schedules, and the coordinator will place them with a group and coach, and identify coaching and rehearsal times.
For a listing of all our small ensemble & chamber music classes, see our Chamber Music course offerings.
Once you're ready to register for chamber music (class #: PP.200.015 01), please visit our registration page
August 28, 2015 if audition time slots remain
- All students (New and Returning): Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8:30 am - 9:00 am in Room L207 (Room subject to change)
- Non-Academy Chamber Music for strings who are not taking a Peabody orchestra audition or Academy audition: Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Room L207 (Room subject to change)
Note: Auditions for PCVP, Performance Academy, Peabody Youth Orchestra, Young Artists Orchestra and String Ensemble also serve as auditions for Chamber Music.
Students should come prepared to play two contrasting works.
Students should come prepared to play two contrasting works. In addition, pianists will be asked to sight read materials at the audition.