Chamber music course at Memorial are open to all music students. Standard ensembles such as woodwind quintets, string quartets, brass quintets, piano trios, guitar trios, etc. study and perform works from every musical period. Mixed ensembles, including those that involve voice, are also common; jazz combos have also done work in MUN’s chamber music program.
Chamber music study culminates each semester in a juried performance presented on the Music at Memorial concert series in Cook Hall.
Undergraduate Course Offerings
Music 3511, 3512, and 3513 (click for sample syllabi) are courses involving private coaching of chamber ensembles for 1, 2, and 3 credits respectively.
Music 3500 (click for sample syllabus) is the Introduction to Chamber Music course required of all first-time applicants for chamber music study.
All undergraduate students registered in chamber music also attend and participate in masterclasses held on six Thursdays during each semester from noon to 1:20. In masterclass, groups receive extra coaching from a faculty member who is not their normal coach.
Graduate Course Offerings
Music 6504, 6500, and 6501 (click for sample syllabi) are courses involving private coaching of chamber ensembles for 1, 2, and 3 credits respectively.
Graduate students are also welcome to attend and perform in the Thursday chamber music masterclasses.
Registration for chamber music courses must wait until after applications are approved. Students wishing to take chamber music for credit must submit an Application Form (links below) and have it approved prior to registering. As a result, official registration generally is not possible until the second week of the semester once ensembles are formed and coaches are assigned.
NB: If registration for chamber music will raise a student’s load for the semester above 18 credit hours, special permission from the Dean will need to be requested.
Current students interested in chamber music should