Chamber Music Program

Karl Lavine, Director

Experience the World of Chamber Music through WYSO!

WYSO’s Chamber Music Program is designed for members who want to learn more about chamber music and perform in a small group setting. Some common types of chamber music groups are:

  • String quartet (two violins, viola, cello)
  • Woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
  • Piano trio (violin, cello, piano)

Members can request their own group members or be assigned to a group with other members who register for the program. After a group is formed, a coach is assigned. Coaches may be professional musicians, music teachers, or graduate music students from the UW-Madison School of Music.

The program is open to WYSO and non-WYSO musicians and students in orchestra levels from Sinfonietta Orchestra to Youth Orchestra.
String Players and Pianists are currently encouraged to register.  Video-recordings are required to aid in group placement.

An additional tuition fee of $275 is charged to participants per year. Contact the WYSO office or view the application for more information.


Click here for information about the Summer Chamber Music Camp!

Click here for scholarship information.

Chamber Program Sponsors

The WYSO chamber program is generously sponsored by:

  • Cyrena & Lee Pondrom
  • Ann Lindsey & Chuck Snowdon
  • Martha & Charles Casey
  • Nicholas & Judith Topitzes
  • Stephen Morton


WYSO Chamber Music Quintet playing live on Buzz Kemper’s Sunday Afternoon Live Radio Show.



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