There’s something special about playing in a small group, with each musician fulfilling a distinct, crucial, and clearly audible individual role. Full creative engagement, personal agency, and shared responsibility come to the foreground. It’s challenging, it’s fun, it’s a powerful way to hone craft and musicianship applicable to any setting–and it’s a critical component of most professional musicians’ lives, regardless of genre.  

At Pacific, we ensure that every music student accesses these opportunities. Whether you’re interpreting Brahms, improvising a 12-bar blues, or exploring collisions of beats and banjos, you’ll find space and support in our Varied Ensembles Program.  

Notable Program Features
  • Weekly coaching sessions
  • Performance opportunities on and off campus
  • Techniques for problem-solving in musical interpretation, interpersonal communication, and creative collaboration
  • Master classes with world-class guest artists
  • A track record of prize-winning student ensembles
  • Renowned faculty representing a broad diversity of musical experience including ensembles such as Roomful of Teeth, Trois Bois, Splinter Reeds, Trio 180, Quinteto Latino, Lieurance Woodwind Quintet, and Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands

Program Faculty

Pacific Chamber Music Fall Recital 2020