Meadowmount Chamber Music

Individual instruction is only one part of the Meadowmount curriculum. By placing special emphasis on chamber music, instead of orchestral studies, Meadowmount gives students the opportunity to learn collaborative skills in small ensembles to which each member’s contribution is vitally important. Many chamber groups are featured in our Concert Hall and off-campus performances throughout the summer. Some are selected through the Meadowmount Chamber Music Competition held each summer.

Most groups will be quartets, but there are also duos, trios, quintets, sextets, and octets. Students receive at least one coaching per week from a Faculty member. Students are responsible to schedule and manage their own daily rehearsals, but help from teaching assistants is available for the younger groups.

In the tradition of Ivan Galamian’s teachings, violin students may be required to play viola in a second chamber group. This also applies to violinists who are in piano chamber groups and violinists who receive scholarship. Violinists who have never played viola will receive a special tutorial Monday evening of the first week. This is considered an honor and deepens your musical understanding and experience. If you have a viola that you would like to bring, please note this on the application.

For more information go to Scholarships.

Students must meet certain standards of performance, must arrive on time, and be a full time student to participate in the chamber music program. The quality of performance of your recorded excerpts will determine your chamber music assignment. Chamber group placement is subject to change. 

The required Chamber Music Excerpts are available on the Application Page.

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