Course - Minneapolis - Summer 2024

Summer Chamber Music – Session 1: June 10-21

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Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail’s chamber music groups!

Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level. Ensembles will be coached by multiple MacPhail faculty for five 60-minute sessions, culminating in a recital performance on Friday, June 21, at 11am. Each ensemble will also have opportunities for independent rehearsal at MacPhail during the two-week session.

A placement audition video is required for participation.

  • If you are also participating in a MacPhail summer camp, you may submit the same video created for the camp audition.
  • Participants who created a video audition recently for a youth orchestra, such as GTCYS, MYS, MMEA All-State or Mid-Level Honors, may submit a link to these videos as their placement video.
  • Otherwise, a recent recital video clip or a home-recorded video of about 2-3 minutes of a sample of the student’s playing to give an idea of their current playing level and ability is needed.

Please upload to YouTube as Unlisted (not Private) and email a link to [email protected]

Please use the following link to fill out an application form for this Chamber Music Session:

Registration, including tuition, application form, and placement audition video is due by May 17th


  • All coaching sessions and performance will be scheduled between 10am-12pm.
  • Dates for this session are: 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/17, 6/18, and 6/20. Participants must be available for at least 5 of these dates during the 10am-12pm timeframe.
  • Availability on Friday 6/21 is MANDATORY. Please don’t sign up for this offering if you can’t be available 10am-12pm that date.

Chamber music coordinator Jeremy Swider will work with every applicant’s schedule to find 5 coaching hours that work for each group, plus some extra rehearsal time.

This activity qualifies for a Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in Individual, Music Therapy or Suzuki instruction.

June 10-21:
Each ensemble will be scheduled for 5×60-minute coaching sessions, plus additional independent rehearsal opportunities.

Performance on Friday, June 21, at 11am.

Course Details
Semester: Summer 2024
Register by: 2024-05-17
Starts: 2024-06-10
Ends: 2024-06-21
Location: Minneapolis
Age Range: 8 years - 55+ years
Course Type: Ensemble
Department: Group Instruction
Program Method: Ensembles
Category: Ensembles
Instruments: Cello, Piano, Flute, Guitar, Bass (Double Bass/String Bass), Violin, Viola, Harp, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Harpsichord
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