Online Education Resources
Welcome to the CMS Online Education Resources page designed to allow educators, students, and families to engage with the vast CMS archive of concerts, lectures, and new online programs and activities.
The Chamber Music Society’s education and outreach programs are made possible, in part, with support from the AE Family Foundation, Colburn Foundation, Consolidated Edison Company, The Jerome L. Greene Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., The Frank and Helen Hermann Foundation, Alice Ilchman Fund, the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Fund, and the Tiger Baron Foundation. Public funds are provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
CMS Front Row
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CMS Archive (grades 9 – 12, higher education)
Watch & Listen
CMS online archive of concerts, lectures, master classes, and Meet the Music videos
Complete archive of Inside Chamber Music, Inside Chamber Music Plus, and Pre-Concert Lecture videos
Meet the Music!
Complete archive of Meet the Music! family program videos
Complete archive of Master Class videos led by CMS artists
Chamber Music Beginnings (grades 3-5)
Chamber Music Beginnings 2019-20 Teacher’s Guide (English)
Chamber Music Beginnings 2019-20 Unit 3 Teacher’s Guide (English)
Chamber Music Beginnings 2020-21 Unit 1: Pulses and Beats!
Chamber Music Beginnings 2021-21 Unit 2: Rhythm Up Close!
Chamber Music Beginnings 2020-21 Unit 3: All Together Now!
Chamber Music Repertoire Guide
Suggested Assignments and Activities for InspectorPulse@Home (grades 3-5) and Weekly Playlists (all grade levels)
Beethoven Celebration Resources
Learn more about the works being performed during the Beethoven Celebration
CMS Front Row: InspectorPulse@Home
Join the world’s greatest and only Private Ear, Inspector Pulse, Fridays at 11:00 AM on Facebook as he talks to you about music from his own home!
Weekly Playlist Activities 1: Transcendence
In this week's playlist we take you on a musical journey made to elevate your senses.
Weekly Playlist Activities 2: The Joy of Music
This week's playlist explores music sure to brighten the mind and soul.
Weekly Playlist Activities 3: The Power of Music
The power music has to move, excite, and tell a story is explored in this week's playlist.
Weekly Playlist Activities 4: Nature
Explore how the sound and spirit of nature is reflected in different chamber music works in this week's playlist.
Weekly Playlist Activities 5: Friendship & Love
Friendship and love are celebrated in this week's playlist.
Weekly Playlist Activities 6: The Sublime
Listen to some of the most awe-inspiring works in the chamber music repertoire.
Weekly Playlist Activities 7: Stories and Legends
Some of the greatest stories and tales have been told through music, as presented in this week's playlist.
Weekly Playlist Activities 8: Inspired by Art and Literature
The works in this week's playlist examine how music has long looked to art and literature for inspiration.