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

presented by SDSU's Community Music School.

For 8-10 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.

HCMP is held on the SDSU campus in the School of Music and Dance, presented by the Community Music School.

Fall Semester Dates

October 2 - Dec 11, 2022

10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4. 12/11 (final session & concert).

(no session 11/27)

Winter/Spring Semester Dates

March 5 - May 7, 2023

3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7 (final session & concert)


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, 2:30-4:30pm and 3:30-5:30pm

Each session includes 1 hour of individual small ensemble coaching and 1 hour of large group activity

Tuition: $450 (includes $50 registration deposit)


San Diego State University

School of Music of Dance


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

Early registration ($25 discount) deadline is Monday, February 6.

Final registration deadline is Monday, February 13.

Full tuition payment is due Friday, February 24.

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.