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Chamber Ensembles

Chamber ensembles are a core component of our Music degree programs, providing an opportunity for students to study and perform chamber music with a faculty coach. Examples include brass choir, string quartets, woodwind quintets, horn quartets and piano trios. Each chamber ensemble at the University stages at least one public performance during the semester. 

Registering for Chamber Music MUS 3440 or MUS 5440

  • Registration should be completed as early as possible, ideally no later than the first week of the semester.
  • This is a no-credit registration, so there is no fee.
  • Download and complete the registration form. One of the students in the chamber ensemble should take charge of submitting the form with all of the participants’ information listed, and then should email it to the faculty coach. 
    • Special instructions:
      • All brass students should contact Tom Ashworth at ashwo001@umn.edu regarding brass chamber ensembles. 
      • Pianists who wish to participate in piano duos or duets should contact their piano instructor to find a partner and a coach.
  • Your chamber music coordinator will assign you to a group and coach by the second week of classes. 
  • Once you have been assigned, you will be emailed with permission to register for MUS 3440/5440, along with a specific section.

For questions about Chamber Ensembles, contact Rachel Hest at hestx004@umn.edu.