Chamber music training sets Sewanee apart. We know that the study and performance of chamber music often does more to shape the musical lives of our students than any other experience. It is in the intense laboratory of the chamber ensemble that students become mature musicians, integrating their individual part and their own musical personality into a unified whole. From duos to small chamber orchestras, string quartets and wind quintets, the unique skills developed through chamber music are found nowhere else.
Every Sewanee student receives several chamber music assignments, working frequently with a faculty coach. At the end of the week ensembles perform for the camp on Student Chamber Music night and Saturday afternoon concerts in the Guerry Garth, a beautiful outdoor cloister near the main quadrangle of campus. Students take advantage of many other performing opportunities in the region
Through our Chamber Music Program, students learn to prepare works on a timeline, to perform confidently and comfortably, and, of course, to enjoy and learn from the performances of others.