Adult Chamber Music Ensemble

Age Adult

Chamber Coaching and More!

Adult chamber music groups rehearse the repertoire of the classical tradition from the early baroque to contemporary periods. Rehearsals emphasize listening skills, musical communication, stylistic interpretation, and balance of texture.

Our comprehensive adult chamber music program includes small-group coaching by our outstanding BMS chamber music faculty, plus two to three events per term. Our popular chamber reading parties - a great way to play chamber music and socialize with like-minded musicians - set the stage for our expanded offerings. Additional special programming may include chamber music performance workshops for groups, performances and/or presentations by our chamber faculty, or a special guest master class. See the Chamber Music Event Schedule for details.

Please note: Adult groups are open to instrumentalists 18 years or older of all levels, generally after completing a minimum of 2 years of private instrument study and having attained basic music literacy. Spring 2024 Adult Chamber Music Ensembles will receive either 14 weeks (full-time) or 8 weeks (part-time) of coaching, depending on which option you select when registering below.

Fall term chamber music registration is now closed. 

Term II auditions for new participants will take place on Tuesday, January 23

How to Audition

  1. Complete the Chamber Music Info form: CHAMBER MUSIC INFO FORM
  2. Signup using this link: AUDITION SIGNUP

Please contact Aimee Tsuchiya, Chamber Music Coordinator, with inquiries and for more information on auditions.

Class Details

Spring 2024

Location Dates Days Times Length Age Instructor Rate Status
Core Chamber (14 weeks) Varies (14 weeks) Varies Varies 60 Minutes Adult Multiple Faculty Coaches $525.00* Register
Core Chamber (8 weeks) Varies (8 weeks) Varies Varies 60 Minutes (8 weeks) Adult Multiple Faculty Coaches $300.00* Register
Core Chamber (8 weeks) Varies (8 weeks) Varies Varies 90 minutes Adult Multiple Faculty Coaches $450.00* Register

*Rate for ensembles of 3 or more participants. Additional Pricing Details:

Duo 14 weeks 1 hour: $725

Duo 8 weeks 1 hour: $415

Duo 8 weeks 90 minutes:  $625

How To Enroll

To enroll in Adult Chamber Music Ensemble, visit our registration site. If you have any questions about Adult Chamber Music Ensemble, please fill out our inquiry form.

Fees & Aid

  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $45 registration fee per family.
  • There is a $20 fee per term for payment plans.
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study.


Performing Ensembles

Experience the thrill of team music-making!

Joining a performing ensemble is among the most exciting ways to explore music of any genre in greater depth and to share the experience with fellow musicians in a social, collaborative setting. BMS chamber, jazz, and rock ensembles for youth and adults offer weekly or bi-weekly rehearsals and multiple performance opportunities throughout the year. Small ensemble playing further reinforces the technical and musical skills aspiring musicians need for solo performing and large band or orchestra participation. 

Placement in an ensemble is based on an informal placement audition. Each group will receive weekly coaching from one of our distinguished faculty members.

Contact Us

Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the Greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!

Regular Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am to 7 pm

See the Lessons & Classes or Early Childhood calendars for holiday schedules including flex days, make-up days and closures.