Chamber Music

Audition for Fall 2024

The Chamber Music Program at AYSO in Chicago, IL is a great opportunity for young musicians to play and create chamber music in duos, trios, quartets, etc, and be coached by some of Chicago’s premier musicians. Chamber music teaches diplomatic communication skills, learning to trust other musicians, finding one’s own musical voice, and making musical decisions together democratically is a wonderful and important experience for young people to have.

For the chamber music program in Chicago, students receive 8, weekly hour-long coaching per semester (2 semesters per year) tailored to each member’s level. There will be 16 total coaching sessions per year. The program includes performance opportunities in the community, including separate AYSO concerts! In addition to the weekly coaching sessions, students are encouraged to rehearse at least once on their own during the week at an agreed-upon time. Players of all instruments and ages are welcome to participate in the program. The weekly coaching sessions are scheduled so as not to interfere with youth orchestra rehearsals.

How to Audition:

  • Audition Dates:
    • Feb 18, 2024
    • March 3, 2024
    • March 17, 2024
  • Audition Info – VIDEO ONLY – DUE by Audition Date… Google Drive – NAME VIDEO “(Student Name – Instrument – Audition Date)” Share Video Via GOOGLE DRIVE to AYSO@amimusic.org.
  • Ages  7 – 18 
  • Repertoire – One piece/movement – level appropriate (up to 5 min) – memorization strongly encouraged
  • Instruments: All Strings, Winds, Brass, Percussion (including piano)
  • Students must have a minimum of two years of instruction/playing experience on their instrument
  • Limited Space Available – Audition EARLY
  • Audition fee per instrument – $25 – pay here
  • Schedule – Rehearsals & Concerts

Educators:

Onsite Auditions are available for your school around Chicago and suburbs! For more info and to host AYSO Auditions at your school, click here… Onsite Auditions

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Chamber Music Program Chicago