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Chamber Music Program

NBSO Assistant Concertmaster Ethan Wood 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. 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.

In this program, students receive a weekly hour-long coaching session tailored to each member’s level. The program includes performance opportunities in the community, including prior to NBSO 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.

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.

More information about auditions and schedules will be posted soon on this website.

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

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