Natalie Lin Douglas, Mi-Eun Kim, Jean Rife, and Marcus Thompson, Coordinators & Coaches

 

MIT Chamber Music Society may be taken for subject credit:  21M.445

The MIT Chamber Music Society is comprised of students selected by audition to form small groups, study and perform classical chamber music repertoire, or arrangements for MIT CMS Jazz Combos or MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble*.

Membership in Chamber Music Society is by audition at the start of each semester for new participants. Returning members must indicate interest by signing up for placement on the MTA website. All members are expected to meet the same standards for preparation, attendance, and performance whether studying for credit or not. 

The smallest groups rehearse independently and are coached in a one-hour session each week by MIT faculty and staff. Weekly coaching sessions are preparation for end-of-semester public performance. Pianists may be assigned to 21M.451 Studio Accompanying for Pianists. 

*See the MIT VJE and MIT CMS Jazz Combos Pages for more information

View answers to MIT CMS Frequently Asked Questions here

 

Classical Faculty

Natalie Lin Douglas, lindoug@mit.edu
Mi-Eun Kim, mieunkim@mit.edu
Marcus Thompson, bratsche@mit.edu
Jean Rife, jeanrife@mit.edu

 

MIT CMS CLASSICAL AUDITIONS

A required meeting for new and returning students will take place at 5:30pm on Tuesday, September 6th in Killian Hall. Auditions for NEW members will begin immediately after the meeting (6pm), also in Killian Hall. Students who participated last academic year (2021-22) need not audition, but are still required to attend the 5:30pm meeting with the CMS faculty to discuss pre-formed groups, repertoire preferences, etc. Returning members must also fill out the form below.

Audition Requirements: Two solo pieces of contrasting styles and a prepared excerpt that will be provided a day before the audition. Each audition will last approximately 6 minutes.

Audition registrations will close on Tuesday, September 6th at 9am. Please use the links below to sign up before then.

New Members: Please Sign Up Here

Returning Members: Please Sign Up Here

*For MIT CMS Jazz audition opportunities, see the  MIT CMS Jazz Combos or MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble pages.

 

Audition Information For All Music Ensembles

 

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