Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 9, 2024

Monday – Friday | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Downtown Campus

For string players in grades 5-12

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Peabody Chamber Week invites enthusiastic string players in grades 5-12 to join an intensive one-week chamber music experience. This immersive program is designed to introduce young musicians to the art of chamber music and foster collaboration, creativity, and musical excellence. Peabody Chamber Week also offers a variety of daily enrichment classes to train well-rounded musicians in a positive and supportive atmosphere.

Guided by renowned Peabody faculty members and guest artists, participants will be placed in a trio, quartet, or quintet, and receive personalized coaching to focus on musicianship, effective rehearsal techniques, and artistic development. All the ensembles will have several opportunities to practice performing throughout the week and will receive regular feedback from their coach and other faculty members.

Students also participate in one of two string orchestras where they will work on larger ensemble skills and collaboration. All chamber groups and orchestras perform at the culminating concert in a beautiful hall at Peabody.


2024 Tuition: $640.00

Who should attend?

  • Violinists aged 11-18 playing at Suzuki Book 5 through Advanced
  • Violists and cellists aged 11-18 playing at Suzuki Book 3 level through Advanced.
  • String players trying chamber music for the first time (see below for Audition Requirements).
  • String players with chamber music experience wishing to develop their musicianship (see below for Audition Requirements).
  • Pre-formed chamber groups wishing to refine their playing in a focused setting (see below for Audition Requirements). 

Participants will:

  • Explore ensemble skills and learn to work as part of a musical team.
  • Learn how to communicate constructively in small musical groups.
  • Discover new repertoire and expand your musical horizons.
  • Develop effective practice strategies to maximize your progress.

Audition Requirements

You are not required to memorize or have piano accompaniment. We expect returning students to audition. Note that Peabody Performance Academy and PCVP students need not audition, but should apply by the deadline.

  • Scale:
    A 2 or 3 octave scale of your choice with 4 eighth notes per bow, in legato (quarter note = 72) and spiccato (one bow per note).
  • Pieces:
    Two pieces or movements from one work, preferably contrasting in tempo and style.

Submit an application and audition video

Enrollment Process

  • Submit your audition video
  • Await email confirmation of acceptance by May 15, 2024
  • Make payment by June 3, 2024 to secure your spot

Chamber groups are formed based on enrollments

Refund Policy

  • 100% refund for declines on or before May 25, 2024
  • 50% refund for declines between May 26 and June 2, 2024
  • No refund for declines after June 3, 2024

Ready to Apply?

Click here to submit an application and audition video today!

Daily Schedule (except for Friday: Final Concert at 3:00 pm)

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Warm-up/Technique class for upper strings and lower strings
9:30 am – 11:30 am: Chamber Music rehearsals and coachings
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Lunch
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: Enrichment Class with Guest Artist
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm: Enrichment Class with Chamber Week Faculty
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Break
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Junior Orchestra/Senior Groups Chamber Music Masterclasses
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Senior Orchestra/Junior Groups Chamber Music Masterclasses