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Meadowmount Chamber Music

Individual instruction is only one part of the Meadowmount curriculum. By placing special emphasis on chamber music, instead of orchestral studies, Meadowmount gives students the opportunity to learn collaborative skills in small ensembles to which each member’s contribution is vitally important. Many chamber groups are featured in our Concert Hall and off-campus performances throughout the summer. Some are selected through the Meadowmount Chamber Music Competition held each summer.

Students must meet certain standards of performance, must arrive on time, and be a full time student to participate in the chamber music program. Placement is based on the audition materials submitted. (Go to the Application page for the chamber music excerpts to include with your audition.) Once the assignment is made, the student is required to participate in the group assigned.

In the tradition of Ivan Galamian’s teachings, students who are assigned first violin in a chamber group may be required to play viola in another group. This also applies to violinists who are in piano chamber groups and violinists who receive scholarship. A viola and instruction will be provided. This is considered an honor and deepens your musical understanding and experience. If you have a viola that you would like to bring, please note this on the application.

Chamber music scholarships are available for experienced chamber music performers. For more information go to Scholarships.