string quintet on Chapel stage, chamber orchestra on Chapel stage, three young string bass players

Summer Chamber Music: July 9-13

Join Lawrence Academy of Music string faculty as you explore the repertoire, techniques, and theoretical aspects of chamber music. 

What is chamber music? Click the link below for an example.

At camp, each string player is placed into a chamber ensemble and all camp participants comprise a chamber string orchestra. Chamber ensembles are formed based upon age, experience and instrumentation to ensure skill-level compatibility. You will receive your chamber ensemble piece roughly three weeks before the camp and will be coached with your ensemble every day.

Summer Chamber Music takes place Monday-Friday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. Each afternoon includes chamber orchestra, ensemble coaching, hands-on theory, and a movement and rhythm class. The week culminates in a Friday afternoon performance of all chamber ensembles and the chamber orchestra on the Lawrence Memorial Chapel stage. This performance is free and open to the public.


  • Open to string players aged 11-18 years
  • Students must be performing at WSMA level A or B

Registration for the 2018 camp is closed.

Please fill out our interest form if you would like to receive information about next year's Summer Chamber Music.

string quintet in classroom rehearsal

teacher helping violin students

conductor in front of chamber string orchestra

The institution will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and DPI's Nondiscrimination Provision for all students.

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