Ensembles at Powers give kids and teens a rock-solid foundation for success by enhancing and adding to the skills they are learning in private lessons. Ensemble programs give them a place to spread their wings and nurture talent, but also to make new friends and share their love of music with others.

Adult students at Powers can expect a supportive atmosphere and connections with others who share the same passion for and tastes in music. Whether you are picking up an instrument you’ve set aside for some time, bravely beginning a new hobby, or continuing a lifelong dream, you’ll find a place to shine in our ensemble program. Our instructors are welcoming and understanding of the life balance between career, family, and practice, and will make you feel right at home.

All ensemble students are placed with group members who share the same interests and abilities for a truly life-changing experience.


Chamber Ensembles & Piano Duos

Ages: 9+ and Adults
Instructor: Various
Read more about our Chamber Ensemble programs

Jazz Band

Ages: 9+ and Adults
Instructor: Todd Brunel
Read more about our Jazz Ensembles

Guitar Ensemble

Ages: 9+ and Adults
Instructor: Daniel Ascadi
Read more about our Guitar Ensemble

Rock Band

Ages: 9+ and Adults
Instructor: Tev Stevig
Read more about our Rock Band

Viola da Gamba / Viol Consorts

Age: Adults
Instructor: Jane Hershey
Read more about our Viol Consorts


Ensemble Placement Auditions:

Students interested in joining an ensemble should complete the following steps:

  1. Submit an online audition form here to schedule an individual placement audition. Once we have received your audition webform, our staff will contact you to schedule and confirm an audition time. If you are interested in the MYSP Orchestra program, please click here for more information.
  2. Pay your audition fee of $30 per student (waived for current Powers students who have paid their 2016-2017 annual registration fee).
    To pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account).
    To pay by check: Checks, made payable to Powers Music School, should be sent to Powers Music School, P.O. Box 398, Belmont, MA 02478. You may also pay by credit card by calling (617) 484-4696.
  3. Once we have received your audition webform and audition fee, a staff member will contact you to schedule and confirm your audition time. Please read our audition requirements below to prepare for your audition.
  4. You will be notified of placement shortly after your audition. Please complete and submit your registration and tuition payment within two weeks of acceptance. For those auditioning after the fiscal year has begun, your payment will include the annual $40 registration fee, and full prorated tuition for the ensemble program you were placed in, unless a payment plan has been arranged.
    To register/pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site (you will be asked to create an account).
    To register/pay by mail: Download and complete a 2016-2017 Registration Form, and a 2016-2017 Financial Aid Application if you are interested in applying for financial aid.

Ensemble Audition Requirements:

  • Two contrasting pieces
  • A couple scales of the student's choice
  • Sightreading

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