Adult Chamber Music Program

The mission of the The Adult Chamber Music Program (ACMP) is to educate, motivate, and inspire excellence and artistry at every level of chamber music performance.

Under the direction of Dr. Allison Brewster Franzetti, the Adult Chamber Music Program at Mason Gross is designed for non-professional, adult musicians – instrumentalists and vocalists – who are passionate about chamber music. Participants rehearse with fellow enthusiasts, and coach with members of the Extension Division’s world-class faculty, assisted by interns from the Mason Gross Music Department.

This program is specially configured to work with the Rutgers University calendar, making it ideal for participation by Rutgers students, faculty & staff.  A 10% faculty/staff discount is available; please call us to register using this discount – 848-932-1500.

The Adult Chamber Music Program offers the following opportunities to program participants:

  • Ensemble training: focusing on chamber music ensembles in which players are typically one to a part (as opposed to an orchestra in which players might be part of a section consisting of multiple players to a single part.
  • Coaching with ACMP Artist Faculty and Mason Gross Collegiate faculty, assisted by MGSA college interns.
  • Faculty-led performance forums.   All ACMP ensembles have the opportunity to perform and to provide feedback for one another.
  • Performances at Mason Gross School of the Arts recital halls, the Zimmerli Art Museum, and at a variety of community-based (off-campus) locations.


Instrumentalists ages 18 and older; and vocalists ages 21 and older; composers who also play an instrument or sing – ages 18 and older.

ACMP is open to members of the Rutgers community (professors, students, staff, alumni) as well as the community at large. 

Auditions are not necessary but are recommended for placement purposes only.