Chamber & Collaborative

the Miro Quartet pose with their instruments

MASTER OF MUSIC • DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS • ARTIST DIPLOMA

The Butler School of Music is committed to the philosophy that small group collaborations, from duos to larger, un-conducted chamber groups, establish an essential foundation in musical communication and listening skills. Chamber groups work with faculty coaches and perform in master classes, outreach events around Austin, and a final on-campus concert.

All music majors, undergraduate or graduate, have abundant opportunities to participate in chamber and collaborative music.

CHAMBER MUSIC OUTREACH PROJECT

The Chamber Music Outreach Project teaches strategies for community engagement through performance. Students enrolled in chamber music participate in one of several different community outreach projects each semester.

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL STRING QUARTET (M.M. OR A.D.)

Every two years, one advanced pre-professional ensemble is selected for a two-year residency with the Miró Quartet. The chosen quartet receives weekly instruction and private study with members of the Miró Quartet, performs with the Symphony Orchestra or the New Music Ensemble on a rotational basis, and receives comprehensive guidance in career management.

COLLABORATIVE PIANO (M.M., D.M.A., OR A.D.)

Students in the Collaborative Piano program study the tenets of solid instrumental and vocal collaborative partnership, putting their skills to use during private lessons and recitals with partners, master classes, juries, and large ensembles.

Chamber Music Faculty

Daniel Ching
Associate Professor of Practice in Violin

William Fedkenheuer
Associate Professor of Practice in Violin

Joshua Gindele
Associate Professor of Practice in Cello

Jonathan F. Gunn
Associate Professor of Clarinet

Delaine Fedson Leonard
Senior Lecturer in Harp

Anton Nel
Professor of Piano and Chamber Music

Rick Rowley
Associate Professor of Practice

Sandy Yamamoto
Associate Professor of Practice in Violin

Collaborative Piano Faculty 

Rick Rowley
Associate Professor of Practice

Colette Valentine
Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano

Patti Wolf
Associate Professor of Practice in Collaborative Piano