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DCCM New Member Information

Before you read on… The DC Chamber Musicians is geared to musicians at the intermediate level and above. We do not accept beginners and those at the fair level may encounter challenges as chamber music repertoire is generally not easy. Many of our services are geared to musicians in already established, or developing, ensembles, but we do offer services that can be very helpful in enabling individual musicians to meet other musicians with whom to form ensembles. Read our description of services, benefits and discounts to make sure the fit is right for you. After the description of discounts is a link for you to join the program.

DC Chamber Musicians - Services and Benefits

  • Membership in a community of 100 more skilled musicians who share a passion for chamber music
  • Access to our rich-attribute directory of chamber musicians in the DC metropolitan area (list of over 250 and growing)
  • Access to our directory of professional chamber music coaches
  • Access to our composer diversity library
  • Access to subsidized rehearsal room rentals
  • Discounted fees for participation in our quarterly chamber music open hours (aka play-ins) where you can meet 30+ musicians at a time
  • Opportunities to perform in our professionally staged chamber music concerts (6 per year)*
  • - Quality venues with superior quality pianos
  • - Professional event advertising
  • - Real audiences, not just friends and family
  • - 16 pp. full color professional programs with program notes and musician bios
  • - Professional chamber music coaching included for performing ensembles
  • - Quality captioned videos of all performances
  • - Fully subsidized score and part acquisition for sponsorship eligible compositions by underrepresented composers
  • * Note there is a $60 concert performance fee per musician, and performance opportunities are subject to eligibility determination, including, but not limited to, ensemble performance quality, repertoire selection and limits on the frequency with which individuals or ensembles may appear per season. All performing ensemble must receive a professional chamber music coaching per concert and new(er) ensembles are subject to a preliminary screening and coaching by our Artistic Advisor.


  • - One FREE ticket for every DCCOS chamber music concert
  • - 10% off all additional DCCOS chamber music concert tickets
  • - 10% off all DCCOS orchestra concerts
  • - 25% off our most popular event: structured DCCOS-managed quarterly chamber music open houses – usually 30 musicians. We do it all for you: provide the venue, help select and provide the music, and form the ensembles. Another great way to meet fellow musicians!
  • - $160 subsidy for professional chamber music coaching for performing ensembles
  • - 50% off Classical Musicians of Metro DC (CM-MDC) Meetup membership (our casual chamber music program with over 700 participating musicians)
  • - 10% off DCCO membership ( our orchestra program, subject to audition and acceptance)
  • Coming Soon: Membership in the Associated Chamber Music Players (, a NYC-based international organization with worldwide membership – play music wherever you travel and access their member services.
  • Under development: an on-line tool that will take the headaches out of scheduling rehearsals, finding the right mix of musicians at a date and time that works for everyone. (delivery estimated in early 2023)

What it costs: $30 per year ($2.50 per month). If nothing meets your needs within the first six months, cancel your membership for a full refund. A full description of how DCCM works is available in Musicians Guide to DCCM

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Please allow us 2 business days to configure your member account. You will receive a welcome e-mail when everything is ready.