June 25 -  July 13, 2018

Monday - Friday

The Chamber Music Center of New York is proud to partner with The Masters School to offer a unique chamber music experience. Thirty minutes from Manhattan, surrounded by the greenery and fresh air of the Hudson River Valley, the Masters campus at Dobbs Ferry offers open spaces, Neo-Classical architecture, and an environment seemingly worlds away, where we can devote our focus to chamber music.

CMC SUMMER 2018 at The Masters School is a 3-week day-program of intensive chamber music training. Students will advance their ensemble skills through chamber music coachings, workshops, chorus and chamber orchestra rehearsals. Masterclasses, workshops on topics such as Practice Techniques, guest lecturers, guest performers, and field trips will round out the experience. In the final week, there will be several performing opportunities.

The unique aspects of the CMC program – our faculty of professional working musicians, innovative team teaching techniques, and a supportive environment – will be the hallmarks of this inspiring 3-week session.

There will be time for outdoor activities during the afternoon, which includes swimming, soccer, frisbee and just relaxing on the beautiful campus of the Masters School.

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  • Students must have a private teacher for their audition instrument
  • Private teachers must give consent for their student to enroll
  • Students should have previous ensemble experience, i.e. orchestra, piano ensemble, choir, etc.
  • Student must demonstrate proficiency appropriate for their age in technique, musicianship, note reading skills
  • Ages 8 - 20
  • Repertoire guidelines for each age group can be found here.  

Participation Fees 

Participation fee for CMC Summer at the Masters School is $2,500 for our three week program. Special pricing is available for current CMC students.  For a full price list and to make payments, please visit our fees page. 


Applications are now open for CMC Summer at the Masters School. Once your application and application fee is received you will be invited to sign up for a live audition 

Audition Guidlines

All applicants are expected to perform a live audition consisting of: 

  • A short Solo piece choice
  • 2 Scales of your choice 
  • Short sight-reading excerpts

Bus Service to THE Masters School 

CMC offers a daily bus service between Manhattan and The Masters School for a small additional fee. To sign up and pay for our bus service, please visit our fees page. 

Financial Aid

Need based financial aid is available upon request to families unable to pay full tuition. All financial aid is awarded on a case by case basis, please fill out an application to be considered.