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Strong group playing foundations for young musicians

Lyra Chamber Music groups meet on Thursdays at 5:00pm or 6:00pm (1 hour classes)

What is Lyra?

Lyra is a chamber music program designed to develop the collaborative performance skills of young musicians who are just starting their musical instrument training. 
Here are the ways Lyra enhances and develops the students' collaborative playing:

  1. Small groups provide a more precise and individualized attention to younger students.

  2. Groups will be assigned by matching the students' playing level, providing a fun experience for the students.

  3. Weekly Chamber Music group lessons led by leading Annapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians.

  4. Perform exciting Chamber Music repertoire on Annapolis Symphony Academy concerts.


Included with Lyra - Exclusive Annapolis Symphony Academy benefits:

  • Workshops with Annapolis Symphony Orchestra soloists, guest artists and speakers.

  • Performance opportunities.

  • Community service.

  • Assistance with applications and auditions (summer festivals, colleges & universities)

  • Access to Annapolis Symphony Orchestra rehearsals.

  • Complimentary Annapolis Symphony Orchestra concert access (live or online via Symphony+).

Who qualifies for Lyra?

Young string players at the beginning of their musical journey, taking weekly one-on-one private lessons with an instructor, either at the Academy through our Virtuoso Pathway*, or through a private teacher outside the Academy. If you study with a teacher outside the Annapolis Symphony Academy and are admitted to Lyra, we will ask your private teacher to submit the required Teacher Verification Form.

How can I audition for Lyra?

Current members of the Annapolis Symphony Academy are not required to re-apply or re-audition.

New applicants, follow this simple process:

1) Fill out our Application Form.

2) Submit an audition video. Audition Information Available Here.

3) We will notify you of the audition results.

Tuition and Fees

Administrative Fee: $100*

Tuition Option 1 - Students taking weekly private lessons at the Annapolis Symphony Academy:
Included in Virtuoso Pathway tuition. Best Value! Sign up for Virtuoso Pathway today!


Tuition Option 2 - Students taking weekly private lessons outside the Annapolis Symphony Academy:

$100 per month (8 monthly payments per year) for Lyra Chamber Music Ensembles only. A completed Teacher Verification Form is required.

Need-based financial aid is available! We can help students make their musical aspirations happen. Click HERE for more information.

* Administrative fee required to secure enrollment. Lyra Chamber Music Ensembles students also enrolled in Virtuoso Pathway students only pay one ($100) administrative fee to secure enrollment in both Virtuoso Pathway and Lyra Chamber Music Ensembles.

Where and When?

Lyra Chamber Music Ensembles meet on Thursday afternoons. Available class times: 5:00pm, and 6:00pm.

All Annapolis Symphony Academy activities take place at Temple Beth Shalom, 1461 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Arnold, MD.