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Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

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

Summer Program

Chamber Music Program for Youth - Summer 2014

Andrew Ehrlich, Program Director

July 14-26, 2014

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).  Ensembles have one hour each day with their coach, then rehearse a second hour supervised by an intern coach. All groups perform their finished work at the end of the program.

Chamber Orchestra: Baroque Rules!

Andrew Ehrlich, conductor

When are ‘fast’ notes played slowly, and ‘slow’ notes played quickly? Are all notes which look the same treated the same? Get into the minds of composers like Bach, Telemann & Vivaldi, and discover new takes on old rules while playing masterpieces of the era. The orchestra is open to students who have achieved the level of repertoire in Suzuki Book 4 and above.

These two programs together make a great day-camp experience!


Professional Coaching

Instructors are highly trained and experienced chamber music performing artists from CMC’s faculty roster.  Visiting international guest artists for master classes are provided by Chamber Music Northwest as available.

How to Apply:

Call the CMC office at 503-823-3177 to
reserve an audition time (see schedule, over).

Deadline to enroll: Sunday, June 11.

Registration forms and audition information also available at:


• This program is designed for intermediate to advanced players.

• Payment is required to schedule an audition time.

• There will be no refund of fees except for
students not placed in a group.

• 100% attendance required for full two weeks plus final concert.


Saturday, June 7, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday, June 8, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, June 11, 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Monday, July 14 - Friday, July 25

Concert on Saturday, July 26, 2:00 pm

Chamber: 9:00 -11:00 am or 11:00 - 1:00 pm

Baroque: 1:30 - 3:00 pm


Chamber Music Program:  $262

Violists and Cellists receive a 20% discount

Baroque Orchestra:  $85

20% off for those participating in chamber music.

Need-based scholarships are available

for both, thanks to donations to CMC’s Naomi Blumberg Fund for Chamber Music Education.

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. "