Chamber Music

Mozart: String Quartet No.22 in B-flat Major, K. 589 (May, 2018)

Music is essentially human communication, and making music together brings out the best in everybody. It sweetens the challenging hours of practice by providing musical conversations and friendship for students of all levels and ages. Sharing the joy of music is infectious, and can lead to life-long friendships.Lois Shapiro, pianist & chamber coach

Student Ensembles

Chamber music groups are formed with 2 – 5 players, including string, piano, woodwind, and brass players. Students are carefully placed in compatible groups, and receive one hour of coaching each week with an experienced RSC faculty member, either on a weekday or Saturday, according to each person’s schedule. Each group performs in a chamber music concert each semester, and may also perform on Friday night recitals throughout the year. Included in the tuition are opportunities to play in master classes, workshops, and special events during the year.

End-of-Semester Recitals:
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 4 & 7 pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 4 & 7 pm

Adult Ensembles

Adult amateur musicians are welcome to join the RSC chamber music program. Groups are formed with 2-5 adult players of similar ability, based on an informal placement audition. Pianists, strings, and winds are invited to audition.

Each semester includes 15 hours of coaching, either in weekly 1-hour sessions, bi-weekly 90-minute sessions, or seven 2-hour sessions, determined by each group. Groups can arrange to meet during the week or on weekends. The tuition includes a master class, performance at the end of the semester, and access to all chamber music events at RSC.

Auditions & Tuition

Tuition for 2018-2019 is $656 per 16-week semester.
Auditions take place in June for the fall semester. If space is available, auditions will also be held in September.

2019-2020 Audition Sign Up

Gillian Rogell, Director of Chamber Music Studies