Chamber Music Society

Founded in 1958, The Chamber Music Society of Wellesley College provides opportunities for interested instrumentalists and vocalists to prepare and perform works for small mixed ensembles.

Each chamber group receives weekly coachings from a member of the Wellesley College Music Department Performance Faculty, and performs on one of several concerts held at the end of each semester.  With over twenty participating ensembles each term, a wide variety of styles and instrumentation is always available to performers and listeners alike! 

Entrance to CMS is by audition, so if you’ve never participated before and would like to join, contact the co-director, David Russell, at  Brief sightreading may be required.

CMS is privileged to have an extensive and invaluable Board of Student Officers (E-Board).  For more details, please visit the student-led Facebook page at

**Fall 2022 Auditions will be held on Monday, September 5 from 3:00-7:00 pm in Jewett Auditorium. Please read our Welcome Letter for more information, and please fill out the CMS Questionnaire. We look forward to hearing you!**