Chamber Music Program

John Macfarlane, Visiting Director
Hannah Collins, Chamber Music Coach
Nick Photinos, Chamber Music Coach

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.

2021-22 concerts:

  • Thursday, November 11 at 4:30 p.m., Tea Time Concert
  • CANCELED - Thursday, February 3 at 4:30 p.m., Tea Time Concert
  • Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m., Winter Recital
  • Thursday, May 5 at 4:30 p.m., Tea Time Concert
  • Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m., Spring Recital

Please read through the Instrumental Rehearsals and COVID Protocols before your first rehearsal.


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.