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 (2017/2018):

Fall Chamber Music Showcase Concerts
November 6 & 7, 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.

2018 Chamber Music Recital Series
February 26 - March 10
Chamber music students give their year-end recitals, featuring masterworks by familiar and lesser-known composers. Visit the Chamber Music Recital Series events webpage for full performance information available end of January 2018.

Annual Chamber Groups and Student Composers Gala Concert
March 20, 8:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Students from the chamber music program give world premieres of works written for them by our student composers.