Chamber Music Program

Ages: 9-18, Adults

Type: Instrumental, Vocal

Term: Annual

Duration: 24 Weeks

Schedule:
Schedule based on availability and skill level

Class Size: 3

Price:  $1260 / $630 with private lessons

Location: BKCM

Description

Musicians who have had at least three years of experience on the piano, strings, woodwinds, brass or voice are invited to join one of our chamber ensembles (3-5 members). Each ensemble is supported by a professional coach and rehearses weekly, playing repertoire that includes a variety of genres and styles and is tailored to participants’ interest and skill levels. Chamber groups perform at the Brooklyn Conservatory and at community events throughout the city. This program requires a non-competitive audition so that students can be placed in the appropriate ensemble, paired by instrument type, proficiency level and musical interests.

Chamber Music at BKCM is a unique program.  Unlike most chamber music programs which are selective in who they admit, we offer everyone a chance to be in a group as long as scheduling allows for a good match.  While we pay great attention to creating the best possible groups, there may be differences in levels of experience that are unavoidable. In order to ensure the best experience for all members we ask each applicant to understand the “core values” of our program before applying:

  1. Commitment: We do our part in learning the music, showing up on time, and consistently attending rehearsals. 
  2. Cooperation: We may all be at different levels but we are all on the same team. We work together for the benefit of the music. 
  3. Communication: We always maintain a professional and cordial tone with coaches and group members and express any issues as soon as they arise for an amicable solution.  

How to Audition

The BKCM Chamber Program is open to all students who demonstrate intermediate to advanced skills on their instrument for students as young as 9 years old through adults. In order to put together the best possible group that matches levels, interests and skill levels, there is a live placement audition for all students. 

To set an audition follow these steps: 

1. Fill out the Chamber Music Interest Form to schedule a live audition.

Youth and Teens (9-18): Click Here

Adults (18+): Click Here

Filling out the application is required for all applicants new and returning, even if you are in a pre-formed group (see below). If you have any questions about Chamber please contact our BKCM chamber music coordinator Mike Brofman at chambermusic@bkcm.org 

**If you are a currently enrolled Suzuki student, please contact the Suzuki director before applying for the chamber program. 

Important Dates
Chamber Music will run 24 sessions from October 2023 to May 2024 with a final recital on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

Registration Info

Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have. Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact kris.mandapat@bkcm.org and fill out the financial aid application.

For complete information on our registration process and policies please click here.