The Adult Chamber Music Seminar takes place March 31st, 2019, in New Haven, CT.

Study masterworks of the chamber music repertoire with the world-class musicians of the Haven String Quartet! Join us for an exciting day of playing, performances, camaraderie and musical growth as you receive coachings and a master class with Music Haven's Resident Quartet.


We will welcome you on Sunday morning...

where we will have a meet and greet with the musicians and other festival participants before we break off into coaching and rehearsals. Each group will get a chance to work with different members of the HSQ throughout the day, and at least half of the time throughout the day will be coached. Lunch will be provided by Music Haven, and after afternoon coaching and rehearsals, the HSQ will lead an open master class for participants.

Included in your tuition...

for the Seminar are two tickets to the Haven String Quartet's concert on Saturday, March 30th, 2019. The March 30th program is titled "HSQ and Friends: Piano Masterworks," including music by Andrius Zlabys, Johannes Brahms, and Cesar Franck.

Tuition for the seminar is $175 per person (including a $50 non-refundable deposit upon application).

All proceeds from the Seminar will support Music Haven's award-winning programming, which includes free after-school lessons and instruments for 80 youth in New Haven's most under-served neighborhoods. If you can't attend the seminar this year but still wish to support Music Haven, DONATE HERE!

Schedule of Events

Sunday, March 31st, 2018

  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Arrival and coffee (provided by MH)

  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Coaching and Rehearsals

  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch (provided by Music Haven)

  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Coaching and Rehearsals

  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Master Class

All levels are welcome! Preference will be given to pre-formed groups. Individual applicants are welcome, with the understanding that they will be organized into a group. Individual applicants are asked to submit a 5-minute placement video or recording — either of a recent solo you've worked on, or of you playing in a chamber group — to Resident Cellist Philip Boulanger. Applications are due by March 1st, 2019.

Music Haven's Philip

Once your application is submitted you may either send a check to 315 Peck Street, Box A10, New Haven, CT 06513 or click here to pay online (you will be directed to our donation page, but understand that the funds for your application fee are supporting Music Haven). Please indicate on the check or online that the payment is for "Adult Chamber Music Seminar"