The Chamber Music program at Macalester is coordinated by Mark Mandarano, and offers an opportunity to explore and perform repertoire for small ensembles. All instrumentalists and vocalists are eligible to participate and entrance is by audition. Students who are accepted into Chamber Music are placed in chamber ensembles and over the course of the semester immerse themselves in learning a challenging and varied repertoire. Rehearsal times are arranged based on schedule availability and individual practice is required. Ensembles receive weekly coaching from department faculty or professional studio instructors and there is least one performance required for this class for each semester of study. Examples of chamber ensemble include: string quartet, woodwind quintet, brass sextet, piano trio, flute and clarinet choirs.

Audition Information

Mark Mandarano, coordinator,