David Salness, Head of Chamber Music Studies
Our program for chamber music is a national model for success. Our faculty are masters of the genre, representing some of the best names in chamber music and fostering student artistry in the uniquely collaborative environment of the small ensemble. Our faculty from the National Symphony Orchestra bridge the chamber music experience with that of orchestral and other large ensembles. The School actively supports over 30 string, woodwind, brass, piano, and mixed chamber ensembles.
Graduate Fellowship Ensembles
Graduate students interested in intensive chamber studies are encouraged to apply for the fellowship woodwind quintet or the string quartet. Appointed each academic year, the ensembles offer:
- Annual stipend of $20,000
- Full tuition remission
- Intensive study with the UMD woodwind faculty, Guarneri String Quartet, and the Left Bank Quartet
- Featured performances at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
We welcome the Aeolus Quartet as the new Graduate Fellowship String Quartet, beginning in Fall 2011.