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Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

School Year Program

CMC's Chamber Music Program School Year 2013-14

Andrew Ehrlich, program director

Chamber Groups

Play trios, quartets or other works for strings, winds & piano with peers! CMC’s Chamber music serves the musical development of young musicians by refining ensemble skills & interpretive abilities through instruction with some of the region’s top performing-artist instructors. Players are placed into chamber groups by audition (see below). Coaches selected from the CMC Faculty.

Days and times are assigned based on student's and coachers availability.  Coachings are one 45-minute session per week for 30 weeks during the school year.  10% discount for CMC String Lesson Program students.  Violists and cellists receive a 20% discount.  Registration deadline: Friday, Sep. 6, 2013.

Important Program Information

  •  This program is designed for intermediate to advanced players (at least 3 years of experience, playing in positions & vibrato for string players).
  •  Highest attendance level expected.
  •  Payment is required to schedule an audition time
  • Chamber Music is a three-term commitment (Sep - June)
  • There will be no refund of fees after the audition except for students not placed in a group.

Important Dates

Fall Term:     Sep 30 - Dec 14, 2013

Winter Term:    Jan 6 - Mar 15, 2014

Spring Term:     Mar 31 - Jun 7, 2014
Final Concert: Sunday, Jun 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Master Class TBA

Fees for Chamber Music Program: $139/10-wk term CMC String Lesson Program students get 10%. Violists and Cellists receive a 20% discount.  Need-based scholarships are available.

How to Apply Call the CMC office at 503-823-3177 to schedule an audition. 

What People are Saying...

    "This is a FABULOUS program! My sons gained so much confidence and were just jubilant after rehearsals."

    "My children enjoy making music on their own but they LOVE what they can create by playing with others."

    "CMC’s instructors instilled confidence in my son. He learned about chamber music & had a defining musical experience performing with the peers in his group."

    "The coach was superb and brought such a perfect blend of fun, laughter, and delightful learning to the classroom each day. "