The wide-ranging and inclusive Chamber Music Program provides numerous performance opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student musicians. Chamber music groups are organized at the beginning of the year, guided in the selection of repertoire, and coached regularly by the Chamber Music Program Director as well as by the Department's artists-in-residence. Periodic coaching opportunities with visiting guest artists and other Chicago-area musicians are also available, as opportunities arise and/or repertoire dictates.
Rehearsals & Performances
Chamber music groups participate in quarterly Chamber Music Master Classes and perform on the Thursday Tea Time Concert Series, on Chamber Music Showcase concerts, and on recitals and concerts in the Campus North Dormitory and at a local retirement community.
Musicians interested in chamber music should sign up for a Chamber Music Placement Audition at the beginning of the academic year. Players will be assigned to chamber music groups with musicians of similar experience, repertoire interests, and musical ability. Please visit the Auditions page for complete details including audition requirements.
On Thursday, August 18, 2022, Performance Program Director Barbara Schubert held an interactive virtual information session about the Department of Music's Performance Program. The event was recorded and is available to watch on YouTube.
On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Performance Program Director Barbara Schubert, University Wind Ensemble Director Nicholas Carlson, University Chamber Orchestra Director Matthew Sheppard, Percussion Ensemble Director John Corkill, and Jazz Ensemble Director Michael Allemana hosted an interactive virtual information session about the Department of Music's instrumental ensembles and programs. The event was recorded and is available to watch on YouTube.