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The secret's out

Find a personable setting with other students interested in performing and creating music that will pull at an audience’s heart strings. Being a part of a chamber ensemble means being a part of a smaller group focusing on the same techniques and music. You get the opportunity to perfect your sound with others who are motivated and committed to their craft. By learning new skills and gaining various experience, joining a chamber ensemble is UWEC’s best kept secret.

Chamber music is an essential aspect of music making in the music program at UW-EC.  Performing with a smaller group of musicians in a chamber group provides students with the opportunity to further develop their musicianship skills and to form close bonds with their peers. Chamber music groups exist across the music program and are formed in various ways. Some of these ensembles are extensions of a studio, some are formed by faculty, and some are classes in which any student can enroll. It is best to inquire in the Music and Theatre Arts Department with any questions you have. 

  • BASSically Brass
  • Brass ensembles (trios, quartets, quintets)
  • Contemporary ensemble
  • Percussion ensemble
  • Piano ensemble
  • Saxophone quartets
  • Studio ensembles (clarinet, flute, trombone and more)
  • String ensembles (duets, trios, quartets)
  • Voice ensembles
  • Woodwind ensembles (trios, quartets, quintets)
Three Percussionists

How do you join?

Looking for a way to get involved in one of the chamber ensembles? Look no further! Several of these ensembles are extensions of a studio at the university; however, some are open to any student of any major. Head on over to the Faculty + Staff page to find out who conducts or directs the chamber ensemble that interests you.

Faculty + Staff

Eileen Phillips Cohen String Scholarship

All four members of the Eileen Phillips Cohen String Quartet receive full in-state tuition for the academic year, and there is the potential for the scholarship to cover a full four-year degree. Financial need is not a consideration. The Quartet is coached regularly by UW-EC string faculty, is featured at major departmental and university events, and provides regular recitals. The recipients of the scholarships are also expected to be leaders of the University Symphony Orchestra. The generosity of the L.E. Phillips Family Foundation has created an opportunity for music students through this scholarship rarely seen at the undergraduate level. Scroll down this page to watch the video of Cohen scholars talking about this exciting opportunity!

Check this page for details on auditions for the Cohen Scholarship

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