The School of Music offers a wide range of chamber music opportunities from traditional mixed-instrument groups to same-instrument ensembles. Students receive weekly coaching by performance faculty and have the opportunity to perform on various concerts on and off campus throughout the year.
The string area has a number of ensemble offerings including the Cello Ensemble, Double Bass Ensemble, Viola Choir, Harp Ensemble, Classical Guitar Ensemble and String Chamber Music. Learn more.
The woodwind area offers a diverse array of ensembles including the Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Saxophone Ensembles, Bassoon Ensemble, and Woodwind Chamber Music. Learn more.
The brass area’s ensembles have frequently performed at conferences and festivals across the country. Ensembles include the Ball State Fanfare Trumpet Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Robert E. Marsh Horn Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Euphonium-Tuba Ensemble, and Brass Chamber Music. Learn more.
The percussion area features three percussion ensembles and two Brazilian ensembles. Each ensemble performs once a semester in the 640-seat Pruis Hall. Learn more.
Dedicated to performing works by composers from the past 50 years (including works by student and faculty composers), the New Music Ensemble performs each semester and explores extended techniques, graphic scores, and unconventional performance practices. Learn more.
The School of Music is also home to piano-chamber music groups and Collegium Musicum, an early music ensemble open to all students and community members. Learn more