Chamber Music

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 (2018-2019) 2019-2020 schedule coming soon!

Fall Chamber Music Showcase Concerts
November 29 & 30, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Potpourri recitals featuring all chamber groups in the program. Two concerts featuring different groups/programs each evening. Nov. 29 - winds, brass and percussion. Nov. 30 - piano and strings.

Chamber Music Recital Series
November, February and March
Recitals featuring masterworks by familiar and lesser-known composers. Visit the Chamber Music Recital Series events webpage for full performance information once available.

Chamber Groups and Student Composers Annual Concert
March 27, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Students give world premieres of chamber works written for them by student composers.