Chamber Ensembles & Piano Duo

Chamber Ensembles & Piano Duo

Enhance the skills you are learning in private lessons, and enjoy music with new friends!

Fall Semester begins in September!

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Chamber music is a great opportunity for students to work on leadership skills, rhythmic independence, intonation, and communication through music. Ensemble coaches will select music that is most appropriate for the music level of the ensemble. Music can range from the Baroque Era to the 20th Century. Open to strings, piano, woodwind, and brass. Examples of ensembles that can be formed include guitar, fiddle, celtic, harpsichord, folk harp, viola da gamba, and more!

Chamber ensembles meet with a faculty coach once per week for one hour. Most ensembles meet on Saturdays, although weekday groups are formed on occasion. Groups perform at least twice per year: once in January and once in May/June. Students are matched with other musicians who play at a similar level and are close in age. 


Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Ages 9+ and Adults

Full-Year: September - May, plus multiple performances

Instructors: various Powers faculty

Times: Rehearsal times to be determined by instructor, generally Saturdays between 12:00-5:00 pm or weekday evenings

Tuition: $875 per year + $20 registration fee per semester; private lesson students receive 10% discount off of chamber ensemble tuition.

Ensembles are full-year programs, however, new students entering mid-year will receive prorated tuition.


Continuing Ensemble Students:

Students continuing in the chamber ensemble program from the past academic year can jump right to the ASAP registration page to pay for this year's ensemble by clicking the button here:


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. 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 2018-2019 Powers ensemble students).
    To pay online: Click here to access ASAP, our online registration site.
    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. Once accepted and placed into an ensemble, please contact our Registrar at 617-484-5750 to complete and submit your registration and tuition payment within two weeks. Your payment will include the $20 fall semester registration fee and full tuition for the ensemble program you were placed in, unless a payment plan has been arranged. For those auditioning after the fiscal year has begun, tuition will be prorated. Please let us know if you have received financial aid or a merit scholarship.

Ensemble Audition Requirements:

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

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