Chamber Ensembles


Chamber Music Ensembles

Strings, Piano & Guitar

Chamber music is one of the most essential and rewarding experiences of a well-rounded musical education. Chamber ensembles have 3-5 members and perform music without a conductor. Our student ensembles have a weekly coaching with a professional chamber coach. Professional chamber coaches guide the students in building skills such as group pulse, communication, the development of a blended ensemble sound, and creating an emotionally expressive performance. Students form strong musical friendships and learn about the wonderfully diverse and beautiful music written for chamber ensembles. The semester of study will culminate in a public performance on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus.

Currently available for StringsPiano and Guitar students enrolled in private lessons at Potomac Arts Academy or another studio.

Minimum Level Requirement for String Students: ASTA grade level 3/Suzuki Book 3. Must be able to play 2 octave scales and read music with ease. 

Audition materials are required!* Auditions should be recorded on video and uploaded as “Unlisted” to YouTube, and the both the link and the letter of recommendation emailed to the Chamber Coordinator, Claire Allen, at by September 22nd (extended).  Please include the following:


Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays (depending on placement after audition)**
Dates:  Oct  02/03/05 – Dec 11/12/14, 2017   10 classes (see below)
Tuition: $305.00 + $10 music fee
Location: Potomac Building

**Ensemble placement will be determined by the Chamber Coordinator and communicated via email.


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Fall 2017 Ensemble Groups and Times:


Coach: Claire Allen






Coach: Glen McCarthy

Glen McCarthy Guitar Lessons








Prefer to register by mail?
Download the registration form here.