Chamber Music

chamber ensemble

Directors: Tom Wiebe, Jana Starling

Chamber music is a vital aspect of music-making. Playing chamber music fosters listening, awareness, flexibility and collaborating with others. Western's student chamber music program offers various valuable performance opportunities, including year-end recitals, outreach concerts, and other events.


All Western students are welcome to perform a September audition for possible assignment to a chamber group. Auditions are required for chamber music enrollment. Complete audition information available here.


Chamber groups are required to rehearse at least twice per week, totaling two hours per week. View course outline for complete information or visit the MPS general ensemble information page.

Performances (2019-2020)

Chamber Music Showcase Concerts
November 19 & 21, 12:30 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building

Potpourri recitals featuring all student chamber groups. Different groups will perform in each concert. Nov. 19 - strings and piano. Nov. 21 - woodwinds, brass, percussion and piano. Concert length approx. 1.5 hours

Chamber Music Recital Series
November, December, February and March
Specific dates/times/venue TBA in October 2019

Western student chamber groups perform their chamber music repertoire in recital. Visit the Chamber Music Recital Series events webpage for full performance information once available.

Student Composer Chamber Music Recital
March 25, 7:30 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building

Western student chamber groups give world premiere of works written by Western student composers.