Group Classes and Ensembles

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Due to COVID-19  our ensembles and group classes are limited to 8 students. Please check with Monica Kelly, for information on offerings and availability. 

Fiddle Jam
Students will learn old time, folk, and bluegrass fiddle music, learning to play together in group jam type settings. Classes will be taught online with monthly/bi-monthly in person meetings for jam sessions of material covered. The online components of instruction include group classes and video material that will introduce material and provide opportunities for everyone to learn tunes and practice playing them with other students’ backup. Students will also learn to experiment with creative ways of accompanying each other. In person classes will be jam sessions/rehearsals where we’ll play around with different ways of playing tunes together as an ensemble/band.
Thursdays 5:30-6:15PM
Recital Hall
Led by Luke Fatora, violin
Free to all music school students enrolled in private instruction
$10/week all others

Allegro – (youth ensemble for strings only)
A wonderful first experience ensemble for novice string players, Allegro is open to students with at least one year of violin, viola, cello, harp, bass, or piano who are comfortable reading music and playing in the keys of A, D, C, and G. Allegro opens a new world of ensemble playing while reinforcing technique and reading skills. Allegro is perfect for those Suzuki students who are becoming comfortable reading music, excited about playing more complex arrangements and joining with violists, cellists and bassists to create a full strings ensemble. Allegro is team taught by Colin Wheatley, viola; and Nate Martin, bass.
Tuesdays 4:00-4:45PM
Union Hall
Allegro is free to all students enrolled in private instruction at our Music School
$200/semester for all others

Chamber Music is at the core of all that Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School stands for. Since our founding our mission has been to present chamber music in intimate and welcoming settings throughout mid-coast Maine.

The Chamber Music Program offers participants the opportunity to play in small ensemble settings with their friends and to perform in public settings as available and where there’s interest. 

Interested musicians, of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. In order to place musicians in the appropriate level group and assign the music that best suits the ensemble, coaches will consult with your private lesson instructor. If you are not currently studying with a private teacher, one of our coaches will be in touch with you directly.

Students who take private lessons at Bay Chamber Music School are entitled to participate in ONE chamber group per semester for FREE. Rates for instruction are available by clicking here. Please contact the office to enroll in this program.


Odeon Chamber Orchestra – An inter-generational auditioned ensemble.
Musicians from our musical community who are seeking a musical challenge beyond our current options are invited to audition for this advanced chamber ensemble. Strings, winds and brass musicians who are comfortable with playing challenging repertoire from the great works of history are encouraged to participate. 


Odeon Adult Orchestra – 
The Odeon Adult Orchestra is designed for adult string and wind players at the intermediate level or above. It offers musicians in the local area a warm and welcoming place to play exciting music, learn ensemble skills, and build camaraderie. Works from the great orchestral repertoire will be explored in a friendly and supportive environment. 

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  • Performance Opportunities
  • Access to Live Performance
  • Professional Musicians/Educators
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • Individualized Goal Setting and Evaluations