Chamber Music

Ensembles

Chamber Music

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.

Strings
Stephanie Baer, Director of String Studies

Woodwinds
Dr. Esther Lamneck, Director of Woodwind Studies
Kaitlyn Walker, Program Assistant, Woodwind Studies

Brass
John Rojak, Director of Brass Studies

Piano
Dr. Marilyn Nonken, Director, Piano Studies

Chamber Music for Pianists

Piano Performance majors are required to register for chamber music each semester. Opportunities include ensembles coached by Artist Faculty in Piano Studies, Strings, and Winds, such as duos and trios, larger ensembles for mixed instrumentation, the NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble (coached by Jonathan Haas) and the NYU New Music Ensemble (coached by Esther Lamneck). Song Repertoire courses exploring the English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish traditions are co-taught by Artist Faculty in Vocal Performance and Piano Performance; these also fulfill the chamber requirement, as do placements with the NYU orchestras. For their assignment, piano performance majors should contact Dr. Marilyn Nonken

For pianists who are not pursuing performance majors, chamber opportunities include Four-Hand Piano Ensemble and Vocal Chamber Music, both coached by Jorge Parodi. Both courses offer pianists the opportunity to collaborate with each other in duos. Pianists are often joined by other instrumentalists and singers. In-class coachings culminate in an end-of-semester recital presentation.
Who Can Join

Pianists who are not pursuing a degree in Piano Performance may enroll in Four-Hand Piano Ensemble and Vocal Chamber music. These courses are ideal for Music Education majors and serious pianists with strong technical and sight-reading skills.

Audition Information
No audition is required.

Rehearsal and Registration Information
Four-hand Piano Ensemble, Fridays 1:00PM - 2:30PM, Kimmel 604 (1-3 pts)
MPAPE-GE 2034.007 (7541)
MPAPE-UE 1080.007 (14067)

Vocal Chamber Music, Friday 2:00PM - 5:00 PM, Kimmel 604 (1-3 pts)
MPAVP-GE 2181-001 STI (3904)