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Chamber Music Ensembles

Music and Performing Arts Professions Ensembles

NYU Chamber Ensembles are a credited class that students register for. Please refer to the course catalog for more information regarding registration for these courses. 

Who Can Register

Chamber music ensembles are organized through each Instrumental Program.

Strings

Stephanie Baer, Director of String Studies
String Chamber Music ensembles are open only to performance majors.
Visit our website for more audition information

  • MPASS-UE 1131.001
  • MPASS-GE 2131.001
  • MPASS-UE 1132.001
  • MPASS-GE 2132.001

Woodwinds

Meghan Bennett, 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.
Visit our website for more audition information.

  • MPAWW-UE 1131.001
  • MPAWW-GE 2134.001

Non-Music Major Auditions for chamber music placement will take place on Tuesday, September 3 and Thursday, September 5 in the Paulson Center, room 620. Please complete the Audition Form by August 19.

Prepare two contrasting etudes or movements of your choice. Auditions slots will be 5 minutes each. 

An email confirmation with your audition date and time will be sent to you within one to three weeks. 

NYU Orchestra and NYU Wind Symphony are generally open to music majors only. However, based on need within sections, non-majors can be considered for placement in these ensembles. If you would like to be considered for a large ensemble, please note this on the Audition Form and prepare the excerpts listed for your instrument here. 

Please email Program Administrator Christina Charles with any questions.

Brass

Javian Brabham, Director of Brass Studies
Brass Chamber Music faculty include Barbara Oldham, Eric Reed, Kyle Turner, and Wayne du Maine.
Visit our website for more audition information.

  • MPABR-UE 1131.001

Non-Music Major auditions for chamber music placement will take place on Tuesday,
September 4, 2024 in the Paulson Center, room 620. Please complete the Audition Form by August 19. 

Please prepare two contrasting etudes or movements of your choice. Auditions slots will be 5 minutes each. 

An email confirmation with your audition date and time will be sent to you within one to three
weeks.

NYU Orchestra and NYU Wind Symphony are generally open to music majors only. However, based on need within sections, non-majors can be considered for placement in these ensembles. If you would like to be considered for a large ensemble, please notate this on the Audition Form and prepare the excerpts listed for your instrument here.

Please email Program Administrator Christina Charles with any questions.

Piano

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.

  • MPAPE-UE 1080.001
  • MPAPE-UE 1080.002
  • MPAPE-GE 2034.001