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Monday, August 2 to Friday, August 6, 2021

Downtown Campus

For string players in grades 5-12

We are moving to the Downtown campus to allow for larger rooms and better social distancing!

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


2021 Tuition: $575

Audition Requirements

Acceptance is based on audition, which must be submitted by video link. 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

  1. Submit your application & payment
  2. Audition (an audition is required for acceptance):
    • Submit three separate video links here. Please state your name and what you will play at the beginning of each video. Chamber Week Video Links must be submitted by May 9.
      • Piece #1
      • Piece #2
      • Scales (both on one video)
  3. Acceptance – participants will be notified by May 25, 2021.
    • Students not accepted will receive a full refund
    • Refund policy for students who decline acceptance:
      • Full refund if decline in writing on or before May 28, 2021
      • Half refund if decline in writing between May 29- June 3, 2021
      • No refund if decline after June 4, 2021

Ready to Apply?

Visit our registration page to sign up today!