Chamber Music Program

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KSYO Chamber Music Program

Directed by Dr. Wesley Baldwin


Students will have an opportunity to participate in a small ensemble with their peers, learn about and develop skills in rehearsing chamber music, receive regular coaching, and have performance opportunities organized by the KSYO.


Open by audition to:
  • students who are entering the seventh grade or above
  • students who have three years of experience playing in an orchestra (either School or KSYO)
  • priority willbe given to students auditioning/enrolled in the KSYO for the current season
  • priority will be given to students who sign up for the full year of the Chamber Music Program
  • students placed in the Philharmonia Orchestra will not be able to participate due to conflicting rehearsal times


Ensembles will rehearse weekly before KSYO rehearsals. Advanced ensembles additionally commit to weekly rehearsals on their own. Additional rehearsals to prepare for the Winter and Spring Recitals may be added at the Chamber Music Program director’s request.


Chamber Music rehearsals will be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Special thanks to EUMC for their support of the program!

How To Audition:

Students must submit an application (available the third week of June) and a video audition.

Sign Up to Audition – Available Summer 2020
Teacher reference form:

The application form will include a request for Private Teacher or Ensemble Director name and email address. A teacher reference form will be emailed directly to teachers based on this information. Please have this information ready when completing the application form.


Students may indicated on the application colleagues with whom they would like to be placed. Students may also list colleagues with whom they do not work well. The Chamber Music Program director will take these requests and non-requests into account when making ensemble placements as ensemble structure allows.

Requirements for video audition:

Please submit one or two excerpts, including both slow and fast playing, showing the applicant’s current level. The audition video should be at least five minutes long in total. Students will be selected and placed in small ensembles based on these video auditions. Video auditions must be posted either publicly or privately to YouTube. Please have links to your video auditions ready when completing the application form!


For students enrolled in KSYO, a fee of $150.00 for the 2019-2020 season applies for students who audition and are accepted to the KSYO Chamber Music Program.

For students not enrolled in KSYO, a fee of $400.00 for the 2019-2020 season applies for students who audition and are accepted to the KSYO Chamber Music Program.

Questions? Contact the Director of Education & Community Partnerships.

Chamber Music Program Schedule

  • Important Dates

    August 22, 2019, 5pm – Deadline for Chamber Music Application and Video Audition Submission

    September 9, 2019 – Acceptance and placement notifications via email

    September 16, 2019 – Informational Meeting/First Rehearsal

    September 23, 2019 – Rehearsals

    September 30, 2019 – Rehearsals

    October 7, 2019 – No rehearsals (Fall Break)

    October 14, 2019 – Rehearsals

    October 21, 2019 – Rehearsals

    October 28, 2019 – Rehearsals

    November 4, 2019 – Rehearsals

    November 11, 2019 – Rehearsals

    November 19, 2019 – No rehearsals (KSYO Fall Concert)

    November 25, 2019 – Rehearsals

    December 2, 2019 – Group Coaching/Dress Rehearsal 5:00 PM

    December 8, 2019 – 7:00 PM – Winter Recital – Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Adults $5.00, Students Pre-K through 12th grade Free

    December 9, 2019 – No Rehearsals (Holiday Break)

    December 16, 2019 – No rehearsals (Holiday Break)

    December 23, 2019 – No rehearsals (Holiday Break)

    December 30, 2019 – No rehearsals (Holiday Break)

    January 6, 2020 – Rehearsals

    January 13, 2020 – Rehearsals

    January 20, 2020 – Rehearsals

    January 27, 2020 – Rehearsals

    February 3, 2020 – Rehearsals

    February 10, 2020 – Rehearsals

    February 17, 2020 – No rehearsals (KSYO Winter Concert)

    February 24, 2020 – No rehearsals (KSYO Concerto Concert)

    March 2, 2020 – Rehearsals

    March 9, 2020 – Rehearsals

    March 16, 2020 – No rehearsals (Spring Break)

    March 23, 2020 – Rehearsals – Cancelled

    March 30, 2020 – Rehearsals – Cancelled

    April 6, 2020 – Rehearsals – Cancelled

    April 13, 2020 – Rehearsals – Cancelled

    April 20, 2020 – Rehearsals – TBD

    April 27, 2019 – Rehearsals – TBD

    May 3, 2020- 7:00 PM Spring Recital, TBD

    Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Adults $5.00, Students Pre-K through 12th grade Free