Chamber music for all ages and instruments is offered through the Friday Night Chamber Music Program (FNCM). Directed by Carolyn Warner, the FNCM offers a comprehensive, exciting and refreshingly-fun approach to the world of chamber music playing.

Accepted participants, once matched with a compatible ensemble, will study and perform great masterpieces from the chamber music repertoire under the guidance of Conservatory and Preparatory faculty teaching artists. Performance in the semester final concerts is required. These concerts will take place on December 14, 2018 at 5pm and May 19, 2019 at 1pm.

Program Details

Coachings take place on Fridays between 5:30-7:30pm at CIM's main campus. Please be available starting at 5:00pm, as the schedule may be adjusted.

Fall and Spring Sessions
All eager instrumentalists are welcome: strings, pianists, winds, and brass.

There are three divisions:

  • Junior Age 10-13
  • Senior Age 14-18
  • Adult 18+

Placement is by audition only. Group placement is subject to appropriate matching of age and skill level, limited to available openings and at the discretion of the director.

Chamber Music Auditions

Auditions for 2018-19 will be on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 4:00-8:00pm at CIM's main campus. 

Please complete and send the Chamber Music Application along with a $50 non-refundable audition fee. Someone will contact you regarding audition times after your application and audition fee have been received. 

Audition Requirements

  • One solo work of applicants choice
  • Demonstration of three octave scales (strings)
  • Preformed ensembles are encouraged to apply

For additional audition details, please contact the Preparatory and Continuing Education Division office: cim-preparatory@cim.edu.