String Ensembles | Towson University

The Department of Music offers a variety of small chamber music opportunities every
semester ranging in size from 3-6 performers. These ensembles include String Quartets,
Piano Trios, String Quintets, and a variety of mixed ensembles that welcome instruments
from other areas. Students enrolled in string chamber music will receive weekly coaching
with members of the string faculty and will gain related experience leading their
own rehearsals in preparation for their ensemble coaching. Music will be selected
by the faculty in consultation with the interests of students. The work of the ensembles will culminate
in at least one concert on campus and, frequently, one additional concert for the
greater community.

Students enrolled in chamber music will learn to create a cohesive, unified sound.
They will explore musicianship, tone quality, leadership skills, unified rhythm and
elements of ensemble intonation. They will gain skills in score reading and develop
professional communication skills within the chamber ensemble setting. 

Participation in chamber music is required of all performance majors and is highly
encouraged for other string majors and minors. Students interested in participating
in string chamber music opportunities should contact Dr. Jeffrey Howard; jhoward AT_TOWSON.

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