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CMC Prelude Program

Grades 1-5, NYSSMA Level 3+ or the equivalent. Students must read music. Open to strings only.

Audition Requirements: Applicants will be asked to submit a short video of their playing to ensure best possible group placement. (see below on how to apply)

This early-start program for young string students provides the perfect introduction to playing in a chamber ensemble. Students of compatible ages and abilities will be placed in string trios or quartets and will meet for weekly one-hour coaching sessions scheduled at a time mutually agreeable among ensemble members and the coach. Ensembles in the Prelude Program are provided many performance opportunities throughout the year with masterclasses and concerts at Hochstein and in the community.


FEE: $20 registration fee; $648* yearly tuition payable in quarterly installments of $162 each. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $540 payable in quarterly installments of $135. (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.