Faculty of Music

Chamber Music

Chamber Music

Coordinators: Jana Starling, Tom Wiebe

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 (2016/2017):

November 7 - November 8, 6:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Fall Chamber Music Showcase Concerts: Potpourri recitals featuring all chamber groups in the program.

February 27 - March 11
Visit the Chamber Music Recital Series events webpage for full performance information once available.
2017 Chamber Music Recital Series: Chamber music students give their year-end recitals, featuring masterworks by familiar and lesser-known composers.

Tuesday, March 21, 8:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Annual Chamber Groups and Student Composers Gala Concert: Students from the chamber music program give world premieres of works written for them by our student composers.