This Certificate of Achievement in Chamber music offers a course of study for current Eastman students interested in gaining additional skills in chamber music performance, public speaking, engaging audiences of all ages, entrepreneurial thinking, grant writing, and concert production. The goal of this certificate program is for students to be able to successfully launch and self-run a chamber music ensemble upon graduation. It is the hope that the student will emerge as a professional small ensemble player ready to contribute to rural or urban life by creating performance and educational opportunities, and discovering ways to use their art to make a difference in the community. The Certificate of Achievement in Chamber Music is open to only ESM undergraduate students.
Students are strongly encouraged to apply as a pre-formed group with a history of working together. Only groups of 3 or more players will be eligible, with the exception of piano duos. Students that are not able to apply as a pre-formed group will still be considered, provided they have a serious chamber music group to work with them in their final semester of the certificate, both in coachings and in the Capstone Project performance.
The application requires the completion of the application form, a letter of recommendation from a chamber music coach, and a live audition (as a group, if applicable, or as a soloist). Students must complete all degree requirements in CHB before applying for the certificate (Exception: Guitar majors can apply after 2 years of CHB). A sequence of courses for the certificate can be found here.
What are the requirements?
A total of 10 credits are required to complete the Chamber Music Certificate.
|CHB 210/215/225/235/240: Chamber Music
CHB 245: Chamber Music Intensive
|CHB 286: Eastman To Go
Must be taken in conjunction with Chamber Music or Chamber Music Intensive
|ALC 210: Entrepreneurial Thinking||2 credits|
|CHB 250-1: Chamber Music Certificate Capstone Project||1 credit|
*Students must take 3 semesters of CHB 210 beyond the applicants degree requirement. This requirement is waived for guitarists who already have 8 semesters of CHB/ENS.
ELECTIVES (minimum of 3 credits)
|Upper level CHB Course
Any interdisciplinary upper level course offered by the CHB department in conjunction with TH, HUM, or MHS
|ALC 227B: Speak for Yourself: Public Speaking for Musicians||1 credit|
|ALC 219A: Gift & Grant Seeking in the Non-Profit Arts World||1 credit|
|ALC 211A: Leadership Issues in Music||1 credit|
|ALC 216: Community Engagement||1 credit|
There will be no retroactive credit for previous participation in Eastman-To-Go (ETG). One semester of ETG must be completed once enrolled in the certificate. The 1.0 credit of ETG requires a concurrent registration for 1.0 credit of CHB. This 1.0 credit of CHB could be one of the 3 credits needed in CHB coaching.
Associate Professor of Piano and Chamber Music
Program Director, Certificate of Achievement in Chamber Music