Chamber Music

Each semester, Puget Sound students come together in chamber music groups and small ensembles to learn, perform, and connect with the campus community.  From string quartets and piano trios to chamber jazz combos, saxophone quartets, wind and brass collaborations, and percussion ensemble, these performing groups represent an exciting diversity of musical activities on campus.  The MUS 168/368 courses provide an opportunity to play chamber music within the curriculum, for academic credit, and be coached by members of the School of Music faculty.

Find the group for you!

Music 168 and 368 are the University course numbers that cover Chamber Music and small instrumental ensembles in several different lettered course sections:

·         168-A/368-A: Chamber Music
          - mixed-instrument groups studying the chamber music repertoire
          - directed by Alistair MacRae
          - to learn more, visit the 168-A/368-A course website at

·         168-B/368-B: Percussion Ensemble
          - an all-percussion group directed by Jeffery Lund
          - to inquire about joining, contact Jeffery Lund

·         168-D/368-D: Flute Ensemble
           - an all-flute group directed by Karla Flygare
           - to inquire about joining, contact Karla Flygare

·         168-E/368-E: Clarinet Ensemble
          - an all-clarinet group directed by Jennifer Nelson
          - to inquire about joining, contact Jennifer Nelson

·         168-F/368-F: Guitar Ensemble
          - an all-guitar group directed by Abe Landa
          - to inquire about joining, contact Abe Landa

·         168-H/368-H: Saxophone Ensemble
          - an all-saxophone group directed by Fred Winkler
          - to inquire about joining, contact Fred Winkler

·         168-K/368-K: Bassoon Ensemble
          - an all-bassoon group directed by Francine Peterson
          - to inquire about joining, contact Francine Peterson

·         168-L/368-L: Chamber Jazz
          - jazz combos directed by Tracy Knoop
          - to inquire about joining, contact Tracy Knoop

Important Registration Information

Before signing up, it is essential that you carefully read and fully understand the course registration information linked here:

All students involved in a Music 168/368 group must have the instructor’s permission and also be properly registered for either Music 168 or Music 368.  To get registered, you will fill out an online form--there are no add codes for MUS 168/368.  To take the first step, please follow the specific guidance in the list above for the ensemble that interests you!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Alistair MacRae
Artist in Residence | Director of Chamber Music
Music Building, Room 213