Chamber Music

Each semester, several Mixed Chamber Ensemble groups form as part of a small ensemble course and receive instruction from faculty members throughout the semester. Mixed Chamber Ensembles student groups perform a final concert at the end of each semester featuring selections from a various composers.

The chamber music area also awards John and Lynda Cooke string quartet scholarships to 16 talented students who will participate in the string quartet intensive program. The quartet intensive includes with a full concert each semester dedicated to string quartet performances and a masterclass series with artists such as the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet, members of the Ying, Pacifica and Vega string quartets, the Aspen String Trio and Atlanta Symphony Concertmaster David Coucheron. In addition, there are opportunities to perform with faculty and guest artists as well as featured performances on and off campus throughout the semester.


  • The mixed chamber music program at the Bailey School of Music provides woodwind students with the opportunity to cross-pollinate with other instrumental families including strings and piano, as well as perform in traditional groupings such as woodwind quintet and reed trio. Recent opportunities to play in masterclass settings for members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Maestro Robert Spano, of the Atlanta Symphony, enhance the weekly coaching participants receive from KSU faculty mentors. Students perform in formal concerts each semester and engage in musical outreach throughout the community.

    Woodwinds  John Warren
    Professor of Clarinet

  • Percussion John Lawless
    Senior Lecturer of Percussion Studies
  • Coming soon!

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