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Chamber Music Program

NBSO Violinist and education specialist Adam Jeffreys is the SEMAYO Chamber Music coach.

Each week, youth orchestra students will have the chance to play chamber music in duos, trios, quartets, or quintets and be coached by a very experienced chamber musician who is passionate about this form of music making. NBSO Violinist and education specialist Adam Jeffreys is the SEMAYO Chamber Music coach. Communicating with fellow players, learning to trust the 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 and the focus of the SEMAYO Chamber Program.

We are relaunching the Chamber Program for the 2023/24 season and have limited members to a string ensemble to begin our relaunch. With enough student interest we will run aditional ensembles nest year.

In this program, students receive a weekly 90 minute-long coaching session tailored to each member’s level. The program includes performance opportunities in the community, including prior to some NBSO concerts! The weekly coaching sessions are scheduled so as not to interfere with youth orchestra rehearsals.

Rehearsal Schedule

Saturday, January 20
Saturday, February 3
Saturday, February 10
Saturday, February 24
Saturday, March 2
Saturday, March 16
Saturday, April 6
Saturday, April 13
Saturday, April 27
Saturday, May 11
Saturday, May 18 - Dress Rehearsal
Sunday, May 19 - Concert

All participants in the SEMAYO Chamber Music program must also be enrolled in one of the SEMAYO orchestras. Students participating in the Chamber Music program will have their orchestra tuition waived.

Chamber Program Tuition Per Semester: $300 (includes the Chamber Music and Orchestra programs)

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