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Professional Diploma in Chamber Music

The Professional Diploma in Chamber Music is designed to provide guidance, support and opportunities to an established post-baccalaureate string quartet seeking to develop a career as a performing ensemble. Students matriculate into the program as an ensemble, rather than as individuals.


Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall
Program Type: Diploma

The curriculum is focused on artistic development along with professional and outreach skills.

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

The program contains the following components: study, coaching and performance in the private lesson as well as the ensemble setting; participation in orchestra; mentoring and practical experiences in professional development and community engagement.

More Opportunities

Performance Opportunities

  • Chamber Music
  • Orchestra

Testimonials

"The Professional Diploma in Chamber Music is a uniquely comprehensive professional incubator for a formed string quartet seeking to develop a career as a performing ensemble. The curriculum is focused on artistic development for a group with business development and outreach development stressed as well. A selected group is given guidance, support, and opportunities in an effort to help them commence a self-sustaining career."

Stefan Hersh
Head of Chamber Music Program and Artist Faculty, Violin, Roosevelt University
Admission

Prescreening is required for this program. If selected for a live audition, the quartet must audition in Chicago. The following will be required at the live audition:

A movement from a Haydn quartet, a movement from a Romantic quartet (Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Smetana, or Dvorak), and a movement of a post 1960 work.

The audition process will also include an interview with the audition panel and individual auditions by each member of the quartet for private studio placement.