Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, 2023

Downtown Campus

For string players in grades 5-12

Audition Application and Video Submission Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2023

Peabody Chamber Week is a one-week intensive chamber music program for string players in grades 5-12 at the Intermediate to Advanced levels. Advanced chamber groups rehearse four hours per day and have one hour of large ensemble. Intermediate groups have two hours each of chamber music and large ensemble.

Participants are grouped into string quartets, quintets or trios, and assignments and music will be sent by mid-June. While each group works on several pieces, the coach selects one or two on which to focus at a high level. Chamber music coaching focuses on musicianship and effective rehearsal techniques as the groups prepare for the final concert on Friday afternoon.

Designed to educate the total musician, the curriculum combines focused study of a chamber work with the opportunity to explore parallel disciplines. Each year, we invite a guest artist to share his/her expertise in a related musical field. Faculty members also lead an Enrichment class on creative topics, and chamber music master classes give each ensemble the opportunity to perform and receive feedback prior to the final concert.

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00 am Warm-up/Technique
9:30 am Chamber Music
11:30 am Lunch
12:00 pm Guest Artist
12:45 pm Enrichment
1:30 pm Break
2:00 pm Chamber Music or Large ensemble
4:00 pm Masterclass


2023 Tuition: $620.00

Audition Requirements

Memorization and piano accompaniment are not required. Returning students must audition. (Note: Peabody Performance Academy and PCVP students are not required to audition, but must apply by the deadline)

  • A 2 or 3 octave scale (student’s choice of key) with 4 eighth notes per bow, legato (quarter note = 72) and in spiccato (one bow per note).
  • Two pieces, or movements of one work, of contrasting tempos or styles.

Repertoire Levels

Violin: Suzuki Book 5 through Advanced
Viola/Cello: Suzuki Book 3 through Advanced

Steps to Enroll

Once your audition video has been submitted and reviewed, accepted students will be notified via email.

Acceptance – participants will be notified by May 15, 2023.

  • Accepted students will be invoiced via email, and payment is due by June 3, 2023 to secure your spot. Please refer to the refund policy listed below
  • Chamber groups are created by the accepted enrollments.Refund policy for students who decline acceptance:
    • 100% refund if decline is received (in writing) on or before May 25, 2023
    • 50% refund if decline is received (in writing) between May 26-June 2, 2023
    • No refund if decline is received after June 3, 2023

Ready to Apply?

Click here to submit an application and audition video today!

Chamber Week Faculty