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 bit.ly/UPSchamber

·         168-B/368-B: Percussion Ensemble
          - an all-percussion group directed by Jeffery Lund
          - to learn about joining this ensemble, please see bit.ly/168-368

·         168-D/368-D: Flute Ensemble
           - an all-flute group directed by Karla Flygare
           - to learn about joining this ensemble, please see bit.ly/168-368

·         168-E/368-E: Clarinet Ensemble
          - an all-clarinet group directed by Jennifer Nelson
          - to learn about joining this ensemble, please see bit.ly/168-368

·         168-F/368-F: Guitar Ensemble
          - an all-guitar group directed by Abe Landa
          - to learn about joining this ensemble, please see bit.ly/168-368

·         168-H/368-H: Saxophone Ensemble
          - an all-saxophone group directed by Fred Winkler
          - to learn about joining this ensemble, please see bit.ly/168-368

·         168-K/368-K: Bassoon Ensemble
          - an all-bassoon group directed by Francine Peterson
          - to learn about joining this ensemble, please see bit.ly/168-368

·         168-L/368-L: Chamber Jazz
          - jazz combos directed by Tracy Knoop
          - to learn about joining this ensemble, please see bit.ly/168-368

Important Registration Information

Before signing up, it is essential that you carefully read and fully understand the course registration information linked here: bit.ly/168-368

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 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
admacrae@pugetsound.edu
253.879.3725