Classical chamber music remains one of the richest, deepest forms of music making that exists in the music world today. Its depth of literature spans centuries and provides musicians of all ages with an opportunity to play in small intimate musical ensembles consisting of one player per part. One of the many unique aspects of chamber music playing is that ensembles must be managed internally by the instrumentalists themselves rather than under the direction of a conductor. This hones both musical reflexes and social skills. Aside from the benefits that this type of playing has on one's instrumental skills, this special art form teaches and develops skills in leadership, adaptability, and the ability to work as part of team.
Upon admission into the program, players will be assigned to groups based on skill level and compatibility. All ensembles will rehearse daily and be coached by members of the CPSM chamber music faculty. This process will culminate in a formal showcase concert which will be held at the three week mark of the festival.