Collaborative music making through chamber ensembles is one of the most versatile and rewarding performance opportunities at UWM. From larger chamber ensembles such as Percussion Ensemble and Saxophone Choir to smaller ensembles like string trios and brass quintets, UWM offers a diverse array of chamber music experiences. Chamber music is a degree requirement for many music majors, and UWM has chamber music groups for all levels of students from music minors to graduate students.
Senior Lecturer, Piano
Area Head, Piano
Associate Professor, Flute
Area Head, Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion
Director, Flute Ensemble
Associate Professor, Horn
Associate Professor, Classical Guitar
Area Head, Guitar
Director, Guitar Ensemble
Professor, Cello & String Pedagogy
Area Head, Strings
Director, Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music
Chamber Music Coach
Associate Professor, Violin
To request additional information or if you have any questions, contact the appropriate ensemble director or submit the Ensembles Interest Form.
The UWM Flute Ensemble consists of undergraduate and graduate music majors and minors. This ensemble features works from 2 to 18 players, and provides an engaging and enriching opportunity for collaborative music making. Ensemble members play all instruments from piccolo to bass flute, and perform works across all time periods. The group strives to perform and present repertoire in exciting new ways, and to highlight the versatility and popularity of the instrument.
The UWM Guitar Ensemble consists of undergraduate and graduate music majors and minors. This ensemble features different formats from guitar duos, trios, and quartets to full guitar orchestra. This class offers guitarists the essential and practical skills to play well with others in any ensemble situation and is intended to present students with a broad survey of musical styles as they relate to the guitar. Repertoire from all over the world and from a broad span of musical history will be explored. Rehearsal and ensemble techniques, such as being present and aware of your conductor and fellow musicians, non-verbal communication, and researching repertoire, will be stressed in order to produce the best possible performance at the end of the term.
Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music
The Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music (ICM) offers a concentration in chamber music performance for advanced graduate students and young professional musicians from all over the world. Graduate institute players offer four public chamber music recitals per term as part of the graduate certificate program.
The Milwaukee Saxophone Ensemble, MilwauKeys, consists of undergraduate and graduate music majors, minors, and non-majors. Founded in 2018, this ensemble combines high-level musicianship with unique arrangements to create a fun and enriching concert experience. From sopranino all the way down to bass saxophone, students engage in activities both on and off campus each semester. The group aims to promote the popularity of the saxophone through innovative, diverse, and versatile programming and performing.
Small Chamber Music Ensembles
In addition to the groups listed above, other chamber ensembles are formed as needed to satisfy enrollment requests. Examples of small ensembles may include piano trios, string quartets, saxophone quartets, brass quintets, and woodwind quintets.