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CMC Signature Chamber Ensemble Program

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

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)

Please note: Students will be asked to follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines that are in place by the time rehearsals begin.

The CMC Signature Chamber Ensemble Program provides students of similar ages and abilities the opportunity to participate in a group of three or more (trios, quartets, quintets, etc.) and learn collaborative playing skills while exploring a variety of chamber music repertoire. Ensembles meet for weekly one-hour coaching sessions scheduled at a time mutually agreeable among ensemble members and the coach. As part of the program, ensembles are provided many performance opportunities throughout the year with masterclasses and concerts at Hochstein and in the community.


FEE: $10 registration fee; $576* yearly tuition payable in quarterly installments of $144 each. For students enrolled in individual lessons at Hochstein, yearly tuition is $468 payable in quarterly installments of $117. (Fees are as of Fall 2022.)

If you have questions about Hochstein's Chamber Music Connection program, please contact Doleen Hood, Chamber Music Connection (CMC) Coordinator, at doleen.hood@hochstein.org.


Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.

CMC Scholarship Ensembles

Based on individual placement auditions or prior participation in CMC, NYSSMA level 6+ students may be selected for a CMC Scholarship Ensemble or Scholarship Instrument Ensemble.

Students in these high-level ensembles receive merit scholarships and must meet performance requirements throughout the year. Upon confirmation, scholarship students will receive specific registration information and curriculum requirements. Participants pay only a $100 Scholarship Ensemble fee.

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
Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.