Chamber Music Festival

Age 9-16

REGISTER BELOW! Live audition required following registration. (Click here to sign up for an audition time)

*Financial aid available (click here) Priority window closes on February 29th. Financial aid applicants should turn in their financial aid application and sign up for a live audition time in lieu of registering. Aid will continue to be dispersed as available after the priority deadline.

Interested students under the age of 9 may participate with teacher recommendation and a strong audition.

This eight-day program is designed to allow students to immerse themselves in all aspects of music including two private lessons, chamber ensembles, music theory and ear-training, music history and appreciation, performance practice, string/woodwind/brass/piano department classes, and large ensembles. The program will conclude with a performance on Wednesday afternoon, July 3.

Chamber Ensembles give students the opportunity to explore great works of music under the guidance of a master teacher in an intimate setting where each student is challenged to broaden their musical perspectives, contribute fully, and inspire and be inspired by the other ensemble members. Students are placed in chamber ensembles based upon their skill level; chamber ensembles meet every day.

Students are placed with a teacher for two 50-minute Private Lessons during the program; in each lesson, a master teacher will work with each student on their solo repertoire as well as the literature being rehearsed in chamber ensembles.

Music Theory and Ear-Training Classes will help students develop a deeper theoretical knowledge of music and dramatically improve their performance skills. Students will be placed in classes based upon their skills as determined by a simple placement test.

Music History and Appreciation Classes expand students’ musical and historical knowledge about music and composers.

Performance Practice Class will give each student the opportunity to share a work from their repertoire, discuss the technical and stylistic challenges of their music, and improve their solo performance skills.

Each day also includes snack breaks, a lunch break (students need to

bring a bag lunch), and recreation time.

Chamber Music Festival

Please fill out our Chamber Music Festival Audition Form to submit your contact information, sign up for a live audition, and/or request more information! You don't need to fill out the form prior to registering, but you should plan to attend a live audition later this spring. Auditions dates are: 

Saturday, April 6, 4:30 - 6 PM

Saturday, May 4, 4:30 - 6 PM 

Monday, May 13, 7:30 - 8:30 PM 

If needed an alternative date please describe your availability in the final question of the Audition Form. 

Class Details


Location Dates Days Times Length Age Instructor Rate Status
Kennard House 6/24 - 7/3 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM 7 hours 9-18 Egle Jarkova , Valerie Thompson , Luis Antonio Ibáñez , Anran Qian $1,500.00 Register

How To Enroll

To enroll in Chamber Music Festival, visit our registration site. If you have any questions about Chamber Music Festival, 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.


Egle Jarkova

Egle Jarkova

I love teaching music and inspiring my students to enjoy the beauty of the violin sound, which...

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Valerie Thompson

Valerie Thompson

I believe that educating a student in music is not just about learning an instrument but that it...

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Luis Antonio Ibáñez

Luis Antonio Ibáñez

My approach to violin teaching is a combination of the many schools and methods of violin playing,...

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Anran Qian

Anran Qian

As a piano teacher, it is my role to cultivate critical thinking, and create an enjoyable lesson setting....

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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.

Summer Hours

Effective July 1st, 2024

Sunday: CLOSED

Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 8 pm

Friday: 9 am to 5 pm

Saturday: 8 am - 4 pm