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I agree with jkeider- it is fantastic that you are implementing chamber music into your program! Chamber music allows students the chance to shine as a the only person on their part, without the anxiety of being an individual soloist. It is a stepping stone for students, allowing them to go from playing in a large ensemble to becoming an individual soloist. I would encourage students to play at Solo and Ensemble, at school concerts, and within the community.

I would also recommend online music, as it is free and convenient to get. Another website I use for sheet music for ensemble is You could also encourage your older students to arrange their own music! Have music theory students arrange chamber music and have younger students perform. Your older students can compose/arrange music on the site for free. There are also several arrangements and compositions already available on this website.

Best of luck with your chamber groups!