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. 18 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 Showcase

An event showcasing student musicians from the SCMS Academy for Chamber Music, Spring 2023 Session!

Date: May 27, 2023

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Featured Pieces:

Dmitri Shostakovich — String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Lisa An, violin
Maxine Moody, violin
Bryce Burgess, viola
Miles Fann, cello

Felix Mendelssohn — Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor
Michelle Cao, piano
Khaos Kook, violin
Charlie Lee, cello

Bedřich Smetana — Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15
Marcus Yeung, piano
Kaia Selden, violin
Vea Freeman, cello

Franz Joseph Haydn — Piano Trio in C Major, Hob.XV:21
Nina Iorik, piano
Rito Imaoka, violin
Jaeha Lee, cello

Felix Mendelssohn — Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor
Noah Martinez, piano
Kelsey Osburn, violin
Michael Lim, cello

Gabriel Fauré — Dolly Suite, Op. 56 for piano 4-hands
David Gatien, piano
Changan Zhu, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Sonata for Cello and Piano, K.V. 338
Esmee Lee, cello
Yuyang Lui, piano

Felix Mendelssohn — Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor
Ella Sumanseni, piano
Mira Lamble, violin
Jaewon Lee, cello

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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
$900 (need-based financial aid available for those that qualify)

Application Requirements: Participants must submit two contrasting works representing their current level of performance. A minimum of 10 minutes is requested.

Dates: March – May, 2023

Application Deadline: January 15, 2023

Applications are now closed for the Spring 2023 Session.


Questions: Contact Ali Friedman, Director of Education and Community Engagement at

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.

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