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Divisa Honors Chamber Music Program
  • Scholarship program (tuition free for members enrolled in the orchestra program)  
  • Weekly coached rehearsals during the fall and early winter
  • Performances at events and for community outreach
  • Masterclasses with the Divisa Ensemble
  • Competition opportunities

ECYS Ensemble-in-Residence, the Divisa Ensemble, will oversee the Divisa Honors Program, which is offered to select ECYS musicians who have signed up to participate in the ECYS Chamber Music Program. The students will be invited to study with the ensemble, and will be special guest performers at a Divisa Ensemble Recital. Student ensembles will also be selected for master class and competition opportunities.

About the Divisa Ensemble

The Divisa Ensemble was formed in 2009 and performs classical music spanning the Baroque Era through the modern day. The ensemble has five members - Stephanie Ng (viola), Meave Cox (oboe), Sara Styles (cello), Tomiko Tsai (flute), and Eugenia Wie (violin). They mix and match, performing repertoire in different string and wind instrument combinations.

Opportunities to Participate in Chamber Music!

In addition to the prestigious Divisa Honors Program, ECYS Chamber Music is open to students of the Senior Symphony, Sinfonietta, Wind Orchestra and Galbraith Honor Strings who play: violin, viola, cello, oboe, flute, clarinet, bassoon, or French horn.

Members of the Divisa Ensemble will serve as faculty for the student ensembles. Each ensemble is coached weekly by ECYS faculty and closely studies a work of the major repertoire. Community outreach performances are a large component of the program, and students are able to earn community service hours through their participation in the program. This program is a semester-long commitment, running from fall to early-winter.

The Divisa Honors and ECYS Chamber Music programs are scholarship programs; therefore they are offered without fee to students who are committed and ready to contribute their time and enthusiasm. Applications are selected and placed based on recommendation by faculty and the instruments needed to comprise each chamber music group. Applications are accepted during the enrollment period of May - September.

The application period for the 2017-18 Chamber Music Program is closed.

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