Music at the Mission's ChamberFest is a chamber music festival designed for gifted young musicians seeking artistic development through an intensive exploration of chamber music repertoire.  Through this program, students will have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers from around the San Francisco Bay Area in small chamber ensembles coached by a faculty of professional and critically acclaimed musicians.

Students are selected by faculty members by a simple audition, and will be grouped into ensembles with their peers according to level of playing and experience.  Students will be involved in a week of intense coachings and masterclasses which will culminate in a performance at Old Mission San Jose showcasing the talents and dedicated work of the festival's chamber ensembles.  All festival classes and masterclasses will take place at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Music School near Old Mission San Jose: 43326 Mission Blvd. in Fremont.  The Final concert will take place at Old Mission San Jose.


Application Deadline: April 1, 2015
Auditions: April 25-26, 2015
ChamberFest Week: June 13-20, 2015

Eligibility & Fees

For Pianists and String Players, Age 10-19
Application Fee: $35 (Checks should be made out to: Music at the Mission)
Tuition: $600 (lunch is included)


Violin, Chamber Music: Thomas Yee
Viola, Chamber Music: Emily Onderdonk
Cello, Chamber Music, Improvisation: Gianna Abondolo
Double Bass, Chamber Music: Bill Everett
Piano, Chamber Music: Katherine Lee
Violin, Ear Training, Improvisation: Steve Huber

Audition Requirements

  1. One solo piece from the Baroque or Classical Period (no more than 5 minutes in length)
  2. Sight Reading of a short excerpt