Chamber Music Ensembles
Chamber music is written for small ensembles and is said to be the "music of friends." Chamber music spans many eras, genres and forms. It requires the development of both musical and social skills, as each instrument has its own part that gives voice to a musical conversation. In chamber music, students learn to communicate and develop close relationships through music, to give expression to a vast, wide-ranging repertoire, and to make music for the enjoyment of the musician, ensemble and audience.
At Third Street, the Barbara E. Field Chamber Music Program provides an opportunity for students to be a part of this tradition of chamber music and grow as a musician and person. Chamber ensembles are made up of students of similar ages and skill levels.
The program is open to students playing the following instruments: piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and classical guitar. Students will be placed in groups according to their age and ability. Students who are new to the program must audition. The recommended minimum age of student is third grade or 8 years old who have had 2-3 years of experience in their instrument.
All new students joining the program must audition with the Chamber Music Chairperson.