An intensive chamber music experience for serious string players and pianists ages 12 and older.*

For seven weeks, students are engaged in a dynamic combination of coaching sessions, classes, performances, and social opportunities. Participants will be placed in groups of three, four or five based on their prior experience in chamber music and their age and skill level. Students will not only make music together, they will form lasting friendships. Pre-formed groups are also welcome to apply.

Due to the limitations on campus activity at SDSU, this semester’s HCMP will not be part of SDSU’s Community Music School. Coaching sessions will take place at outdoor spaces throughout the Greater San Diego area. We look forward to the program’s return to campus and CMS as soon as permitted.

Fall Semester Dates

October 11 – November 22, 2020

10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22

Sunday afternoons, 2:30-4:00 at outdoor spaces in the Greater San Diego area
(alternate weekly time possible with agreement from full group and coach)

virtual concert on November 29, 2020 at 3pm

Winter/Spring Semester Dates

February 7 – March 28, 2021

2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28

Sunday afternoons, 2:30-4:00 at outdoor spaces in the Greater San Diego area
(alternate weekly time possible with agreement from full group and coach)

final concert on March 28 an outdoor venue TBA


Chamber Music Group Coaching from SDSU’s Quartet-in-Residence, the Hausmann Quartet

Master Classes by SDSU faculty and visiting guest artists

Group activities

Final Student Performance

Daily Schedule

Sundays, 2:30-4pm (alternate weekly time possible with agreement from full group and coach)

Tuition: $350 (includes $50 registration deposit)


At homes and provided outdoor spaces in the greater San Diego Area. Physical distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are required. (Please indicate in your registration if you can provide space for meetings)


Online registration available below. A deposit of $50 will be due after registration to secure enrollment.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 20 at 11:59 pm.

Early registration ($25 discount) deadline is Sunday, January 10th at 11:59 pm. Registration deposit ($50) must be paid at time of registration to secure discount; remaining tuition due by first class.

Scholarships are available.

Click here to register online

Click here for scholarship application

Please contact Isaac Allen at 619-432-2314 or info [at] for additional information.

* Younger students and wind/brass players will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

  • The social nature of chamber music creates a space for students to learn through cooperation, encouragement and energetic engagement in an extremely hands-on environment that creates a strong sense of community, fostering positive social interaction with like-minded peers.
  • Hausmann Chamber Music Program is a fully-immersive chamber music center for learning, creativity and musical exploration.
  • The mission of the Hausmann Chamber Music Program is to develop a community of engaged listeners and music lovers by sparking excitement, passion, and the spirit of curiosity through hands-on, year-round chamber music training, including coaching, master classes with Hausmann Quartet and visiting artists, performance opportunities, special topic workshops, and forums. HCMP welcomes each participant’s background and unique personality, and is committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and nurturing learning environment.

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