Summer Youth Chamber Music Program

June 21-25, 2021

Sarah Swersey & Anne Werry, Program Coordinators


About The Program

The Summer Youth Chamber Music Program offers string, woodwind and piano students ages 10-18 the opportunity to explore the world of chamber music with one’s peers under the guidance of NCMC’s highly-qualified faculty coaches.  Participants will be grouped by age and experience and assigned music and parts to practice during the weeks leading up to the program.  Each group will be assigned a faculty coach that will work with them at an in-person rehearsal during an assigned block of time on each day of the week of the program. Each chamber ensemble will be recorded on the final day for a virtual concert that will be presented to the public a week later.

Daily Schedule

Block A:  9:30 am-10:45 am

Block B:  11:00 am-12:15 pm

Block C:  12:30 pm-1:45 pm

Students will be asked to arrive no later than 10 minutes before their assigned rehearsal block.

Registration & Auditions

Tuition of $135, plus a $15 registration fee, is due in full upon registration for the program, and is non-refundable.  Students must register online here.  Financial aid is available to those who qualify, the application for which is available here.


All students registering for the program are required to submit a video featuring performances of two contrasting solo pieces that they have worked on recently.  This allows the program coordinators to assess each student’s level of experience and assemble compatible groups.  Registration forms and audition videos must be submitted no later than April 1, 2021.  Audition videos should be emailed to the program coordinators at: and

Northampton Community Music Center

139 South Street

Northampton, MA  01060

(413) 585-0001

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NCMC is a proud member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

NCMC programs are made possible in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Chamber music at NCMC is supported by a grant from ACMP (Associated Chamber Music Players).

Due to COVID-19, our building is closed to visitors, but you can reach our Registrar Kim by phone during these hours:

Mondays  9:00-2:00

Tuesdays  9:00-2:00

Wednesdays  9:00-2:00

Thursdays  9:00-2:00

Alternatively, you can email NCMC's administrative staff at any time and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible:

Kim Hoff, Registrar

Jason Trotta, Executive DIrector