Southeast has an active string chamber music program with multiple small ensembles operating simultaneously. String Quartets, Trios, and Quintets all get weekly coaching sessions with string faculty and also rehearse independently. Recent projects include the Max Bruch Octet, Antonin Dvorak’s “American” String quartet, and Schubert’s “Death and the maiden” as well as quartets by Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, and trios by Dohnanyi, Reger, Mozart, and Pleyel. String ensembles perform each semester and in addition are often called on for outside performances and paying gigs in the area. Chamber music is open to both music majors and minors. Ensembles rehearse independently and are coached by department faculty as appropriate for each group.
The “Sundays at Three” concert series also gives exemplary students the opportunity to perform with visiting guests and faculty on this professional series.
For further information on string/orchestral opportunities at Southeast, please feel free to call Dr. Sara Edgerton at (573) 651-2140.