Monday - Friday / JuLY 8 - 12, 2019
Monday - Saturday / July 15 - 20, 2019

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, chorus, orchestra and friendships. An added plus are the numerous beautiful Steinway Grand pianos that the Masters School provides for our program.

CMC SUMMER 2019 at The Masters School is a 2-week long day-program of intensive chamber music and orchestra training. Students will advance their ensemble skills through chamber music coachings, workshops, chorus and chamber orchestra rehearsals. Masterclasses, many performance opportunities, and field trips will round out the experience.

NEW THIS YEAR! CMC is embarking on a concert tour to Tuscany, Italy immediately after the Summer Workshop. This is an optional tour for CMC Summer students 12 years and older. For more information go to this page: CMC TUSCANY CONCERT TOUR.

The unique aspects of the CMC program – our faculty of professional chamber musicians, innovative team teaching techniques, and a supportive environment – will be the hallmarks of this inspiring 2-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.

Applications for Summer 2019 are now closed.
Please email Mary Jo ( for questions
regarding openings in our program.

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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 - 22

  • Repertoire guidelines for each age group can be found here

Participation Fees 

Participation fee for CMC Summer at the Masters School is $1,850 for our two-week program. The Tuscany tour is an additional $2,690. 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 (with arpeggios)

  • 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. 

Applications for Summer 2019 are now closed.
Please email Mary Jo ( for questions
regarding openings in our program.