Students in the Department of Music have opportunities to participate in a wide array of chamber ensembles, each coached by our outstanding performance faculty, in areas that include, strings, piano, brass, flute, clarinet, and percussion. Chamber ensembles are created based on the demands of repertoire and availability of musicians and may be taken for one credit (MUS 140). Students rehearse independently with their assigned ensemble and have a weekly coaching session that is scheduled with the faculty coach. Groups perform at least once per semester on campus and many perform concerts within the community. Non–majors may enroll in chamber music if permission is granted by the faculty coach.
Chamber music may be repeated each semester as a course elective.
Specific ensembles and coaches include:
String chamber music–Professor Julie Ribchinsky
Piano chamber music–Dr.Linda Laurent
Brass Quintet–Dr. Daniel D’Addio
Clarinet Ensemble–Dr. Thomas Labadorf
Flute Ensemble–Jill Maurer-Davis
Percussion Ensemble–Constance Coglan
Please contact Professor Julie Ribchinsky if you have further questions.