Chamber Music Ensembles
Ellen Sonnenberg, coordinator
Day & Time: To be determined based on students’ availability
Room assignments will be provided by coach
Tuition: $269 per 17-week session*
Tuition with lessons (10% off): $243
Tuition with lessons and two or more concurrent 17-week classes or ensembles (15% off): $229
*Updated to reflect 2022-2023 year
Meets weekly in seventeen-week sessions, scheduled according to students’ availability.
View audition recording requirements here
Advanced Chamber Ensembles* will perform at NYSSMA Lever 6 or equivalent. There are a limited number of achievement scholarships available at this advanced level, and ensembles will be expected to perform at ECMS and other community events throughout the school year.
Most advanced ensembles are open to violin, viola, cello, piano
Intermediate Chamber Ensembles* will perform at NYSSMA Level 4-5 or equivalent. Intermediate ensembles are expected to perform in ECMS programs at least twice each year.
Most intermediate ensembles will be open to violin, viola, and cello only.
We welcome pre-formed groups and adults who are interested in chamber music!
Preformed groups are welcome without submitting an audition recording. Please contact Ellen Sonnenberg with interest: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Because students are placed into groups by level, there is no guarantee that all students will be placed in a chamber music group each semester. Please note that registration is not complete until the groups have been formed and approved by the chamber music coordinator.
- Instrumental music played by a small ensemble, with one player to a part.
- The name Chamber Music originates from hundreds of years back when smaller groups of musicians performed in smaller places in palaces, or “chambers”.
- Working together: Chamber Music is about collaboration. While each voice is important, it is how the players come together that creates something beautiful.
- Commitment: There is only one player per part. Each player makes a commitment to their group to always be on time and be prepared. There is only one player per part, and each part is exceedingly important.
- Chamber Music is fun! Though playing chamber music requires special skills, musicians love playing it and often get together to play just for fun.
- Along with developing great friendships and learning new skills on your instrument, you will be performing the greatest music ever written.
Meet our Chamber Music Coaches:
How to Register
All students: ECMS Registration Form
Paper registration forms available upon request: (585) 274-1400
Once registered, students may begin attending classes. The only registration confirmation you will receive is your bill. You may log on to check your registrations at any time. Click here for complete details on registration and policies.