We look forward to meeting and working with experienced young musicians in our chamber music program. Please join us.
Auditions are accepted on a rolling basis, in consideration for the next Session of our Youth Ensemble Program. The audition deadline for Session 1 of the 2023-2024 Season is September 1, 2023, at 11:59 PM.
The Collaborative Musicians' Project Youth Ensemble Program provides strong-intermediate to advanced young musicians in the Puget Sound Region comprehensive training in all aspects of classical music collaborations for small, mixed ensembles.
Coaches for the Youth Program are:
"CMP is very special because the coaches work in small ensemble groups, guaranteeing individual feedback every lesson. My favorite part of CMP is seeing everything come together in the concerts at the end of the term. It is a super fun and unique experience! I have really enjoyed it because I have been able to play a diverse set of music with instruments I have not done ensemble work with before. It has been amazing to work with groups of people who have professional careers in music. It is always great to see different opinions and interpretations of music!" -Mackenzie
"This program allows you to collaborate with people who play different instruments than you and of different skill levels. I really enjoy seeing the finished product because it’s cool to see all the work made over many weeks come together. I think that this is a great program that allows you to collaborate with people that you don’t know. It also sometimes forces you to play in styles that you might not be the best at, which makes improvement faster. I like how everyone is working together and everyone’s part is critical in the finished piece." -Zoe
"Something special about CMP is that I get to play with a couple other people like a trio or a quartet, and usually you don’t get these opportunities in school or in orchestras. My favorite part is learning how to play many different styles of classical, some more fast paced and some more lyrical than others, and so I get a wide range of classical music to learn. I have learned how to use online recording tools and how to record my playing. I have also learned how to count difficult rhythms and how to blend in with the other players in style and mood of the pieces, so that we sound together. I have learned a great deal about recording."
"The teachers are really organized
and work really hard to get the best results for everyone, and when there is a problem, no matter what type (technical or musical), they do everything they can to help us fix it." -Yilin
"My favorite part of the CMP Youth Ensemble Program is the experience of playing with different instruments."
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