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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.


Stephanie Baer, Director of String Studies
String Chamber Music ensembles are open only to performance majors.
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  • MPASS-UE 1131.001
  • MPASS-GE 2131.001
  • MPASS-UE 1132.001
  • MPASS-GE 2132.001


Woodwind Chamber Music auditions are required of all performance majors and open to non-majors, by audition. Prepare two complete and contrasting works.
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  • MPAWW-UE 1131.001
  • MPAWW-GE 2134.001


Wayne du Maine, 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


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.

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