In addition to extensive undergraduate and graduate opportunities in chamber music, the Conservatory offers a master's degree and an Artist Certificate in chamber music performance in strings and piano. Designed to prepare the most exceptional chamber musicians for professional careers, the program gives committed students the opportunity to connect with other musicians and to work with chamber music professionals. Faculty chamber music concerts held throughout the year include advanced students in mixed ensembles. In the Chamber Music Masters series, four to five master chamber musicians per year are invited to rehearse and perform with chamber music students and faculty and to conduct a chamber music master class. Recent visitors have included Robert Mann, founder and former first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet; Joel Krosnick of the Juilliard String Quartet; Leon Fleisher; Menahem Pressler; Sharon Robinson; Timothy Eddy; Jeffrey Kahane; Gilbert Kalish; Peter Oundjian of the Tokyo String Quartet and Kim Kashkashian.
For audition information for the strings and piano chamber music class for non-majors, please click here.
Mario Guarneri, coordinator
Brass Chamber Music explores the repertoire for smaller brass ensembles through the formation of quintets, quartets and trios. The ensembles are coached weekly, participate in chamber music performance workshops and perform twice each semester.
For audition information regarding brass chamber music, please click here.
Students from the Woodwind Department and horns form trios, quartets and quintets. Some of these ensembles continue throughout the year. One concert of woodwind chamber music is presented each semester.
For audition information regarding woodwind chamber music, please click here.