Admission Requirements and Policies

Students enrolled in the Chamber Music Program must be between the ages of 7–19.

Each Chamber Music Program applicant must perform before a faculty committee.

Application and Audition Process
Chamber Music Program
Register online with your application information, application fee and tuition deposit.

  • Auditions for ensemble placement will be held during the annual Conservatory Convocation on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at the Crawford Music Building of Seattle Pacific University.
  • Prepare all audition requirements to your absolute best ability. For more information regarding appropriate audition repertoire please contact or the Conservatory Operations Manager.
  • Immediately following the conclusion of the auditions, you will be notified by email regarding your acceptance. If accepted, full tuition is due in accordance to the Conservatory payment schedule. If for some reason you are not placed in a chamber group, then you will not be charged for chamber music tuition.
  • If you are not immediately placed in a chamber group, it is possible you may be placed after the first concert if an appropriate spot opens up. In this event you will only be charged half tuition for the chamber group.
  • Students with pre-formed groups will be given placement priority.

Private Lesson Instruction
Every student is required to take regular private lessons with a teacher of his/her own choice. Private lesson fees are not included in tuition. Our office is happy to give instructor referrals to prospective students.

Program Selection Chamber Music Program only
The Chamber Music Program offers two interactive program sites:

  • The Saturday morning program at Shorecrest High School for students enrolled in a SYSO orchestra
  • The Saturday afternoon program at Seattle Pacific University

Dedication to Practice and Studies
Because musicians must discipline themselves at an early age if they are to succeed professionally, students are expected to approach their practice and studies seriously and to observe all school regulations. Failure to do so may jeopardize a student’s standing, and he or she may be asked to withdraw from the school.

When illness or exceptional circumstances cause absence, students must notify their faculty and the Operations Manager. Permission to be absent from the Chamber Music Program requires the consent of all coaches. It is absolutely necessary that students attend all coaching and rehearsal sessions or their participation in performances will be jeopardized. Students removed from ensemble participation due to multiple absences will forfeit all tuition fees. Part of the commitment to chamber music is not to just the music, but the whole process surrounding rehearsals and performances.