Youth Chamber Music

Ages 12–18

Designed for intermediate to advanced string players, advanced pianists, and advanced wind players.

Chamber music requires each participant to concentrate and perform independently, while maintaining an awareness of an sensitivity to the other players in the ensemble. Crowden's chamber music program guides serious young musicians in the study and performance of the world's greatest chamber music masterworks.

Our faculty of renowned chamber musicians guides advanced students through a deeper understanding of timbre, texture, balance, expression, technique, and interpretation while strengthening students’ listening and communication skills.

Crowden’s chamber music program fosters a community of committed and inspired young musicians whose musical friendships and shared memories last a lifetime.

Rehearsals are scheduled on Tuesday afternoons or Saturday mornings. Each ensemble receives coached rehearsals, plus the opportunity to perform in an end-of-session recital, and additional performance and masterclass opportunities.

Ages 12–18

NEW! Year-long program
September 12, 2017–June 5, 2018
Tuesday, November 14, 6:30pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 3:30pm
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 6:30pm
Tuition: $1,350
Registration deadline: August 15


Registration Deadline:

  • August 15, 2017 (year-long program)

To register, submit a completed registration along with a non-refundable $15 registration fee to Crowden by the registration deadline. Crowden will contact registrants to schedule an audition appointment when the registration is received. Mid-year applicants are welcome as space permits. For instrumental auditions, applicants should be prepared to play two pieces in contrasting style, to sight-read a short excerpt, and to play scales. Upon review of auditions, Crowden will contact students regarding acceptance.

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Ensemble playing is the heart of a Crowden education.