Chamber Music Teacher's Guide

In 2014, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center published Building a Chamber Music Program: A Teacher’s Guide, an indispensable resource for school music teachers looking to enhance their instrumental programs through the use of chamber music

The guide includes the best practices from many of the Tri-State Region’s top chamber music programs, and offers a comprehensive look at building a school-based chamber music program, including how to:

  • recruit students to participate
  • form performance groups
  • select repertoire (download repertoire list here)
  • schedule rehearsals and coaching sessions
  • engage the students, parents, and administration
  • speak with confidence about program outcomes
  • troubleshoot common challenges
  • set goals for a chamber music program

Click here to download your FREE copy of the Teacher's Guide.

Published by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Education Department: Derek Balcom, Director of Education (2012-2019); Susan Porter Tall, Education Consultant and Principal Author

The Chamber Music Society expresses great thanks to the members of the CMS Young Musicians Advisory Council for their insight and experience in school chamber music shared in Building a Chamber Music Program: Pamela Levy, Michael Schwartz, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, NY; Jeffrey Spector, Greenwich Public Schools, Greenwich, CT; Michael Stratechuk, Hunter College High School, New York, NY; Bernice Fleisher, Joe Meyers, Lucinda Santiago, La Guardia Arts, New York, NY; Jim Millar, Tenafly High School, Tenafly, NJ; Adrianna Donovan, W.T. Clarke High School, Westbury, NY