The Academy for Chamber Music @ SCMS

An intense precollege chamber music program, the SCMS Academy is designed to develop the next generation of world class chamber musicians. A group of Seattle’s most talented young musicians will be selected to play in chamber groups together, participate in master classes with SCMS musicians, and receive weekly coachings from our internationally renowned faculty.

 

Academy Application Details

Participants are placed into ensembles (trios or larger) of like-age and ability and receive 10 coachings and two master classes from SCMS Academy faculty and visiting artists. Ensembles will also perform in public concerts.

Age: 12-18 years of age; exceptionally talented applicants under the age of 12 may apply, but additional screening requirements will be requested.

Instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass and piano

Application Fee: $50 (non-refundable)
Tuition:
$1000 (need-based tuition assistance available for those that who qualify)

Application Requirements: All Academy applicants must submit at least one link to a recording of a solo work that demonstrates your current capabilities on your instrument. A minimum of 10 minutes is requested. It is highly recommended that applicants submit two links if you are able. The second link can be either a solo work or chamber music.

Start Date: September 15, 2024

Application Deadline: August 1, 2024

Email [email protected] for more information on need-based tuition assistance, available for those who qualify.

Participants are expected to attend weekly coachings with SCMS faculty, as well as additional rehearsals as an ensemble. All coachings take place at the Center for Chamber Music at Seattle Chamber Music Society.

Questions: Contact us at [email protected]

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Masterclass Teachers - Fall 2024

ALESSIO BAX piano

JAMES EHNES violin

YURA LEE violin/viola

JONATHAN SWENSEN cello

ORION WEISS piano

AMY YANG piano

MICHI WIANCKO violin

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