Youth Chamber Music Program

a small-ensemble music program for middle and high school students, coached by principal players of the Great Falls Symphony

The Great Falls Symphony’s Youth Chamber Music Program (YCMP) gives  young musicians an opportunity to participate small ensemble playing with professional coaching and experience the joy and education chamber music can provide.  A natural extension of our Youth Orchestra and Sinfonia programs, the Youth Chamber Music Program includes weekly coaching with our highly trained core musicians and performance opportunities with their chamber ensemble two times per year at the Mansfield Theater. Additional community performance opportunities may be available throughout the school year.

cham·ber mu·sic

ˈCHāmbər ˌmyo͞ozik/


  1. Instrumental music played by a small ensemble, with one player to a part. Because of its intimate nature, chamber music has been described as the music of friends.

A program for all Great Falls Music Students

The program is open to all music students with two years playing experience and your placement in an ensemble will be based on your age, playing ability and the availability of an appropriate group in which to be placed.


All orchestra instruments welcome! Membership in the Great Falls Youth Orchestra or Sinfonia is not required for YCMP participation. However Great Falls Youth Orchestra and Sinfonia students receive a discount on YCMP tuition.


Ensemble Coaches

The coaches are principal members of the Great Falls Symphony and rehearsals take place on Sundays between 1:00 and 5:00 PM from September  – November for our fall semester and January – March for our spring semester.

Tuition Rates per semester
Sinfonia and Youth orchestra members:
$50.00 per semester 
Non Members:
$75.00 per semester

Application and placement

Fill out a Youth Chamber Music Application application online.  Students are placed in a group based on instrumentation, age, playing experience, and scheduling availability.  You will contacted via email regarding your group placement 1-2 weeks prior to the start of rehearsals.

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Contact Angela Costley, Education Programs Manager at or (406) 453-4102.