Directed by Eduardo Navega, the Vassar College Chamber Music Program features students grouped in string quartets, piano trios, woodwind quintets and a wide variety of repertoire-specific ensembles including brass, guitar, percussion, and singers. All groups receive weekly coaching sessions and perform once per semester in the recital hall and several times at other venues, both on and off campus.
The Vassar College Chamber Music Program offers an excellent opportunity for players to enhance their musical abilities, improve their performance confidence, and develop interpersonal skills within small group settings. Students are able to refine their artistry in a stimulating musical environment.
At least once a year, the department brings to campus a renowned chamber group to perform in the concert series and to work with the chamber ensembles in master classes. Recent guest groups include the Miro String Quartet, the Avalon String Quartet, the Oberlin Pianoforte Trio, and the Borromeo String Quartet, among others.
The program welcomes players of all levels and makes every effort to place individual players into ensembles with whom they may feel most comfortable. Participation is open to all students by audition.