Chamber Music ensembles are organized each semester for students interested in exploring the repertoire for string quartet, piano trio, vocal duet, and such. Groups are coached on a weekly basis by members of the performance faculty and participate in a concert at the end of the semester. Master classes with visiting artists are also arranged each term. Students at all levels are encouraged to audition; the primary consideration for admission is to match students with others of similar experience and ability.
Improvisation Ensemble taught by Andrew Waggoner: No improv experience necessary. Will include thorough grounding in solo and group improvisation techniques in varied styles; with short flash performances and a final concert. Contact Andrew Waggoner for more information.
Pianists looking for collaborative opportunities may wish to consider the MUSIC 211-3 Piano Ensemble Class taught by David Heid. A chamber music class addressing collaborative piano skills, MUSIC 211-3 gives students the chance to work on piano duos as well as vocal and instrumental accompanying. Students will present prepared selections in all these genres with student partners for in-class coaching in a master class setting. Pianists interested in MUSIC 211-3 should contact David Heid directly.