Participants

Applications for 2021 are now closed. See you next year.

Current applicants should still check the site for any updates.

Artwork by Cissy Bruce

General Qualifications

  • Play or have played in an orchestra
  • Play or have played chamber music
  • Have strong sight-reading skills
  • Professionals and teachers are welcome

String Players

Chamberre accepts violin, viola, cello, and string bass (2 string bass players maximum, open until filled).  String bass players should bring chamber music featuring the string bass.

Pianists

Chamberre accepts up to 4 pianists, open until filled.

Wind Players

Chamberre accepts winds, one each of flute, oboe, and clarinet, open until filled.  Additional wind players are welcome if in a preformed group, who will usually play together during assigned sessions, but not necessarily, if they can be worked into combinations of the other available musicians.  Any pianists in your group will count toward the total number of 4 pianists we can accommodate.  Wind players should bring chamber music featuring their instruments.

Preformed Groups

Chamberre accepts any instrumentalists in any combination if in a preformed group, who will usually play together during assigned sessions, but again, not necessarily, if they can be worked into combinations of the other available musicians.  Any pianists in your group will count toward the total number of 4 pianists we can accommodate.  These instrumentalists should bring chamber music featuring their instruments.

Some Combinatorial Restrictions

You cannot apply to play one or more instruments and also apply as a member of a preformed group.  This is because if you are accepted to play your one or more instruments, you would be assigned to play one of those instruments in the assigned sessions, and your group would not have you to play with them.

Sunday Concert Participation

Performance groups consisting of at least one Chamberre participant may perform on the Sunday concert. There is no charge to the non-Chamberre musicians. Warm up and sound check may be performed on the concert stage during the free session after Sunday lunch. This time slot may have to be shared with other performing groups. All non-Chamberre musicians are invited to the reception after the concert.