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Woodwind Ensembles

SIUE offers a number of woodwind chamber groups for both the undergraduate and graduate student under the heading of MUS 355b.  These include Flute Choir, Woodwind Quintet, Saxophone Quartet, Clarinet Quartet, and various combinations of string and wind chamber ensembles. The goal of the rehearsals and concerts are:

1. To provide experience in small instrumental ensembles.

2. To foster communication skills in public performance, master classes, school, and recital venues.

3.  To evoke critical thinking and independent reasoning regarding choice of literature, rehearsals and communication ideas.

4.  To encourage personal development, self confidence and responsibility for decisions and results. 

5. To emphasize performance aspects as related to large ensemble participation, in particular those aspects of music regarding intonation, ensemble pulse and listening, solo vs. accompanying dynamics, and articulation.

Each group meets 1-2 times a week for rehearsals and coachings with numerous performances both on and off campus in local and state venues.  We have visited a number of schools in Chicago and book a St. Louis/Metro-East tour every year. The

ensembles are relaxed and fun and are a great showcase for some of our best student talent.  Come join one of our groups and see how nice playing chamber music can be!

SIUE Clarinet Ensemble

Chamber Ensembles


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