Chamber Music Program

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The Chamber Music Program (CMP) exists to foster expertise in, and love for, playing chamber music. Students in this program will develop leadership, verbal and non-verbal communication, problem-solving, time management, and negotiating skills as they explore great works of music in conductor-less ensembles. The CMP provides a fun, intensive, and rewarding learning environment that will help students grow musically and more broadly in their lives.

The CMP groups alternate their weekly meetings between coaching sessions and self-directed rehearsal sessions. Coaching sessions are led by our esteemed faculty members with decades of professional teaching and performance experience. Students identify areas for improvement and develop musical and technical rehearsal strategies during self-directed sessions, in which all members of a chamber group work together as an autonomous unit. All chamber groups will perform in both the Fall and Spring Chamber Music Program recitals. In addition, chamber music groups are presented with opportunities to perform at special events.



The typical member enrolled in the Chamber Music Program (CMP) is at least 12 years of age, possess no less than 3 years of ensemble/orchestral experience and participate in one of the top two ensembles of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the CMP Director.


Rehearsal Schedule & Location

Ebenezer United Methodist Church
1001 Ebenezer Road
Knoxville, TN 37923

Click here for 2022-23 Season Rehearsal Schedule


Auditions & Applications for 2022-23 season

August 18 – 22, 2022
Bearden Middle School,
1000 Francis Rd, Knoxville, TN 37909
Students should enter the school off of Francis Road.
Please enter the doors under the awning in front of the parking lot.

Audition Fee: $20
Membership Fee:
$400 for students enrolling in Chamber Music Program
$150 for students enrolled in Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association
Audition Excerpts: Coming June 15th (SAME AS KSYO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS)

If a student is applying for both Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association (KSYOA) & Chamber Music Program (CMP), they are only required to complete the KSYOA application. Please indicate that you would like your audition recorded for consideration of placement in the Chamber Music Program.

KSYOA Application Form Coming June 20, 2022

Students who are not auditioning for a Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association may use the link below to apply for Chamber Music Program only.

CMP Application Form Coming June 20, 2022

For more information on the Chamber Music Program, contact Erin Gonzalez