Chamber music is an essential part of your instrumental performance education at NYU Steinhardt.
Who Can Join
Chamber music ensembles are organized through each Instrumental Program.
Stephanie Baer, Director of String Studies
String Chamber Music ensembles are open only to performance majors.
Matt Sullivan, Director of Woodwind Studies
Woodwind Chamber Music auditions are required of all performance majors and open to non-majors, by audition. Prepare two complete and contrasting works.
Dr. Manuel Laufer, Director of Collaborative Piano
Piano Performance majors are required to register for chamber music each semester. Opportunities include small ensembles coached by Artist Faculty in Piano Studies, Strings, and Winds, and Song Repertoire courses co-taught by Artist Faculty in Vocal Performance and Piano Performance. This requirement is also fulfilled by placement in large ensembles (Orchestras, Baroque Ensemble, and Contemporary Music Ensemble). For assignments, piano performance majors should contact Dr. Manuel Laufer. Non-major pianists with extensive musical experience may also contact Dr. Laufer to audition for ensemble placement.
Piano Studies Chamber Music Workshop (MPAPE-UE 1080, Section 002) provides participatory experiences for student pianists at all levels regardless of prior chamber experience. No audition is required.