• Chamber Music

    Students in this course are assigned into small groups of 2-6 musicians appropriate to their instrument or voice and the genre or style of music in which they are interested. This includes same-family or mixed instrumental group, vocal ensemble, acoustic-contemporary groups and ethnic bands. Recent examples include jazz combo, cello choir, string trio, string quartet, piano trio, flute quartet, and woodwind quintet. Two hours of practice per week, collaboratively scheduled, are divided between student-run rehearsals and faculty-directed coaching sessions. Goals: to learn repertoire and effective rehearsal techniques; to improve ability in performance and expressions; to develop skills in problem-solving, leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal communication.