Chicago Chamber Music Workshop

July 9 - 21, 2018


Midwest Young Artists Conservatory's nationally recognized Chicago Chamber Music Workshop (CCMW) offers students an unparalleled musical experience in a fun and supportive environment. An outstanding faculty, nurturing staff, and beautiful setting will inspire students to explore new ideas, discover new talents, and learn skills that will stay with them forever.

Click here to see a listing of current and past faculty!

Classes and rehearsals are held at the historic MYA Conservatory Center in Fort Sheridan at 878 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL. Non-residential students arrive each morning and depart in the evening. For students interested in coming from out of town, please call or email and we can help you explore local housing options.

Click here to download a PDF brochure for the Chicago Chamber Music Workshop!

While at the Chicago Chamber Music Workshop, students will rehearse in a chamber group both with a faculty member and independently. To create an intensive experience, groups rotate each week after performing on Saturday Chamber Music Soirees held at the MYAC Center. Students will also attend music theory, sonata, and music history classes and participate in MYAC’s Evening Orchestras*—which is included in the tuition!

*Please note that MYAC’s Evening Orchestra meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Students are encouraged to attend all rehearsals, please see the Evening Orchestras page for details.

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.: Music Theory / History / Scale Class

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Chamber Coachings

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Chamber Coachings

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Lessons / Performance Class / Master Class

7:00 - 8:30/9:00 p.m.: Evening Orchestra on Tuesday and Thursday nights

6:30 - 10:00 p.m.: Recitals / Orchestra Rehearsal / Ravinia Trips / Free Time

Important 2018 Dates

Saturday Chamber Music Soirees (11:00 a.m., MYAC Center)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Final Evening Orchestra Concert (1:00 p.m., MYAC Center)

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Ravinia Trips, TBA


MYAC’s Chicago Chamber Music Workshop is for serious string and piano students or pre-formed ensembles entering grades 7 through 12 as of Fall 2018 who are seeking an exceptional comprehensive chamber music camp.


Chicago Chamber Music Workshop: $1,600.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. We ask that the Financial Aid Application be received at the same time as the Secure Online Application.

Upon acceptance after review of the application materials, you must remit a Participation Deposit. Participation Deposits are non-refundable and applicable toward the tuition. Tuition is due in full by May 15, 2018. Deposit and Tuition payments can be made here.

Housing with MYAC families is available for $500 per week. Please email us at if you are interested in housing.

All summer deposits are non-refundable. Tuition payments are non-refundable unless a detailed medical Doctor’s note is submitted at least two weeks before the beginning of the workshop or camp; absolutely no refunds are issued after two weeks before the beginning of the camp.


Students or pre-formed ensembles wishing to participate in the Chicago Chamber Music Workshop must:

Applications are only reviewed when all materials are received. The Chicago Chamber Music Workshop is limited to 6 to 8 ensembles, and admission is conducted on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with preference given to those submitted before May 1, 2018.

*MYAC Concert and Symphony Orchestra students, along with 2017 CCMW students, do not need to submit an audition video.

Audition Video Requirements

All applicants not in MYAC’s Concert and Symphony Orchestra or who have not participated in the 2017 CCMW must submit an audition video.

All audition videos must be clearly labeled and must include:

  • Two pieces/movements of contrasting style
  • One major and one minor 3 octave scale

Audition videos can be mailed as a DVD to 878 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL 60040 Att. Greg Diethrich, or submitted as a link from a video sharing site (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) on the Secure Online Application (Titled: Student Name 2018 Chicago Chamber Music Workshop.) Including a link in the Secure Online Application is preferred.


If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Greg Diethrich at (847) 926-9898 or

We hope to see you at the 2018 Chicago Chamber Music Workshop!