Young Ensembles Program

Grades 6-8

The Young Ensembles Program is one of several training programs offered by the Education Department of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Middle and junior high school chamber ensembles (one person on a part) may submit an application to be considered for participation. New this season, middle and junior high school grade ensembles from homeschool consortiums are eligible to apply!

Ensembles will be selected to receive professional coaching by Chamber Music Society artists. The ensembles will then be presented in a culminating performance in the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio at Lincoln Center on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM.

Instrumental, vocal, or mixed ensembles with only one performer per part may apply. A school or homeschool consortium may submit no more than three ensembles for consideration. To best support chamber music instruction in school music programs, the Young Ensembles Program is only for ensembles meeting the following guidelines:

  • All students in the ensemble must attend the same middle/junior high school or homeschool consortium at the time of application as well as at the time of performance
  • All students in the ensemble must actively participate in their school music program (eg. orchestra, band, chamber music club)
  • The application must be submitted by the school music teacher on behalf of their students.
  • The program is open to students in public or private schools and homeschool consortiums, but not pre-professional or community music schools

Click here for the Young Ensembles Concert Application Instructions.

Watch the 2019 Young Ensembles Concert here.

View last year's performances here.