The School of Music offers a variety of chamber music opportunities for brass musicians, including both same and mixed instrument ensembles. Emphasis is on more traditional mixed-instrument groups, such as brass quintets. One brass quintet is selected during most semesters to perform outreach concerts in conjunction with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s program Music on the Move.
Coaching of brass chamber music groups is typically assigned to an appropriate studio professor. Coaching occurs weekly with schedules based upon the availability of the ensemble members. Other appropriate studio professors often work with individual players outside of ensemble time and/or work with the ensemble on an as needed basis.
Guest artists typically offer master classes on campus that include coaching for many of our brass chamber groups. Most recently, the American Brass Quintet came to campus for a mini-residency and worked with our chamber music groups.
Performance opportunities for student chamber music ensembles include various recital formats on campus as well as off-campus possibilities, including outreach series, professional conferences, and competitions.
If you would like to play in a chamber group, please speak with your applied studio teacher.