String & Piano Chamber Music

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Carolyn Warner and Lisa Boyko
Course Number
MUEN 358
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Participation Information

Audition required. Concurrent enrollment in MUEN 385 or MUEN 386 required.


String & Piano Chamber Music Ensemble is comprised of smaller chamber groups (strings or strings with piano) coached by Cleveland Orchestra members who are CIM faculty within the Joint Music Program. CWRU students have the opportunity to experience a rigorous combination of private coaching, master classes and performance while immersing themselves in great chamber music repertoire from the 18th-21st centuries. The course covers rehearsal techniques and group dynamics, as well as stylistic and historical context of the repertoire being performed.

Instructional Format

Groups meet weekly to rehearse. Regular coaching sessions with faculty and a mid-term master class help to prepare all groups for a culminating performance before semester end. This ensemble requires concurrent enrollment in either the Case/University Circle Symphony Orchestra or the Case Camerata Chamber Orchestra.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Warner or Lisa Boyko.


Strings: Please follow the Symphony Orchestra audition information.

Piano: Please contact Carolyn Warner for an audition time before or during the first week of the fall semester. There are 3-4 piano slots available each semester.

Symphony Orchestra