Classical Ensembles

At the heart of the Music Performance Program, chamber/ classical music is the foundation of a student's music education. The MPP offers the opportunity to study with some of the most renowned chamber musicians in New York City. Each member of an ensemble can receive credit for their participation and enjoy various opportunities to perform throughout the year.

All ensembles are offered as 1 credit course per semester. Additional information regarding chamber/classical ensembles is listed below:

  • Live auditions are required and are only held during the first week of Fall classes. 
  • All graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to audition for ensembles.
  • Registration for the appropriate chamber/classical ensemble section is available only to those students who have auditioned and been admitted to the Music Performance Program. 
  • Students admitted into the MPP during the Fall audition are admitted for both Fall & Spring of that academic year.
  • Ensemble rehearsals with the director/coach are approximately 1 hour per week (plus 30 minutes for set up).
  • Students are encouraged to rehearse as a group outside of the weekly sessions.
  • The course is graded via standard letter grades.
  • An end-of-semester performance serves as the "final exam".