Small Ensembles and Chamber Music


Please contact the following instructors to inquire about ensemble auditions.


These small ensembles range from string quartets to wind/brass quintets to flute and brass choirs perform in quarterly concerts and receive weekly coaching from the applied faculty.

  • String Scholarship Quartet
  • Composers' Ensemble
  • Flute Ensemble
  • Western Brass Quintet
  • Western Wind Quintet
  • Western Guitars
  • Western Voices
  • Woodwind, String and Brass Chamber Ensembles

Percussion Ensemble

Comprised of all students in the percussion area, this ensemble has performed at percussion festivals throughout the Northwest, commissioned new works for percussion, and collaborated with the Western Dance Program in creating new works for dance and percussion. Please contact Patrick Roulet for more information and questions regarding joining this ensemble.


Western's contemporary music collective presents concerts of challenging and eclectic music in a casual, accessible setting. NowHearThis! seeks to bring new audiences to the great and adventurous repertoire of our time. Please contact Ryan Dudenbostel for more information and questions regarding joining this ensemble. 

Collegium Musicum

These mixed instrumental and vocal ensembles perform chamber music of the Baroque and pre-Baroque periods with an emphasis on historically informed performance practice.

Looking for more information?

If you have any questions, we're happy to find you an answer. Call the Music Department Office 360-650-3130, or view the directory of faculty and staff.