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CMC Duo Program

Grades 6-12, NYSSMA Level 3+ or the equivalent.
Open to piano, strings, guitar, woodwinds, and brass.

Audition Requirements: Applicants will be asked to submit a short video of their playing to ensure best possible group placement.


Ensembles of two learn the art of collaborative playing through duet repertoire. Duos meet for weekly 45-minute coaching sessions scheduled at a time mutually agreeable for the students and the coach. Students may request placement with a specific duo partner or apply individually to be paired with another player of similar age and level. Duo ensembles are provided many performance opportunities throughout the year with masterclasses and concerts at Hochstein and in the community.

FEE: $20 registration fee; $972* yearly tuition payable in quarterly installments of $243 each. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $810 payable in quarterly installments of $202.50. (Fees are as of Fall 2023.)

If you have questions about Hochstein's Chamber Music Connection program, please contact us at chamber@hochstein.org or by calling 585.454.4596. Thank you!


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CMC Application Information
The Hochstein Orchestra and Chamber Music Programs are supported in part by the Louise Alfreda Hill Memorial Fund.

Hochstein's Chamber Music programs have  been made possible, in part, with support from
ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players.


Hochstein programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.