Students at Memorial regularly form standard ensembles such as string quartets, piano trios, jazz trios, woodwind or brass quintets, saxophone or guitar quartets, etc. Non-traditional ensembles are also strongly encouraged. Duo sonatas and vocal works with piano are considered chamber music where both parts are of approximately equal importance.
Ensembles and individuals alike register for Music 3511, 3512, or 3513 in the case of undergraduate students or Music 6500 or 6501 in the case of graduate students. Music 3510 is an undergraduate, performance-oriented class offering an introductory experience in chamber music.
Please be advised that all courses
except for Music 3510 require an application
prior to online registration for the course.
Undergraduate (click for course syllabi)
Music 3510 is a course meant to introduce musicians to the genre of chamber music, its prominent repertory, and some relevant rehearsal techniques. Normally students who have already received credit for MUSIC 3511, 3512, or 3513 will not be eligible for MUSIC 3510. Consult the chamber music coordinator, Dr. Nathan Cook ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), to discuss exceptions to this general practice.
Music 3511, 3512, and 3513 are courses involving private coaching of chamber ensembles for 1, 2, and 3 credits respectively. Normally MUSIC 3510 serves as a prerequisite for these three courses. Consult the chamber music coordinator, Dr. Nathan Cook ( email@example.com ), to discuss exceptions to this general practice.
Graduate (click for course syllabi)
Music 6500 and 6501 are courses involving private coaching of chamber ensembles for 2 and 3 credits respectively.