Chamber Project

Class Description

Chamber Project is a six day camp where students get to experience playing in chamber music ensembles, create their own compositions and arrangements, and finally culminates in a performance their works in a one of a kind concert at PONCHO recital hall. Students work one-on-one with Cornish faculty and chamber music professionals to hone their ensemble skills and delve into their creative processes.

The week will cover improvisation, interpretation, arranging, communication skills, ensemble rehearsals, leadership skills, sight-reading and more. We’ll be diving into what it means to be a classical musician in contemporary times within the chamber music framework.

Who Should Enroll:

  • Students of 12 to 18 years who are interested in composing and improvisation. No improvisation or composing background necessary!
  • Pre-formed chamber ensembles highly encouraged to apply.

Daily Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm with a break for lunch, and a concluding performance at the end of the week in PONCHO Concert Hall on the Cornish campus.

Sample Schedule:

9:00am – Improvisation Games
9:45am – Repertoire Workshop
10:30am – Ensemble Composition Projects
12:30pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Rehearsal/Coaching
2:30pm – Ensemble Arranging Projects
3:30pm – Sight-reading Jam



Scholarships Available: To apply for the Cornish College Extension Programs scholarship, please complete the form below. Only complete applications will be considered.

Cornish is committed to making our courses available for youth students who demonstrate artistic and academic promise, financial need, and interest in the program by offering modest scholarship assistance. Cornish College reserves the right to change any final scholarship award based on number of qualified applicants and available funding.

Scholarship Application


Program Summer At Cornish


Dates: July 6th to 10th

Times: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ages 12-18

Discipline Music

Price $495.00; Early Bird - $445.00 (Register by March 1)

Dress Requirements

There are no dress requirements for this intensive.

Location: Kerry Hall, 710 East Roy St, Seattle, WA

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