Master of Music in Chamber Music: Winds & Percussion

Department of Chamber Music, Department of Winds & Percussion

Designed for students seeking intensive and specialized professional training in chamber music. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in music or its equivalent, along with substantial solo and ensemble repertoire.


The Master’s of Music in Chamber Music: Winds & Percussion requires a minimum of 31 credits. Coursework to include:

  • Private lessons
  • Ensemble participation
  • Non-performance SMTD electives
Final Project

Presentation of a recital to include two major chamber works and one concerted sonata for the major instrument and piano.

Students may elect to pursue a double-major in Chamber Music & Performance, which may be completed in two years.

Audition & Interview Dates

For requirement details, please see the Degree Requirements and Term-by-Term Layout for Current Students.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Apply to U-M via the SMTD Graduate Application by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1 for a live audition
    • submit by January 15 for a recorded audition (if allowed by the instrument faculty)
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to SMTD

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Chamber Music
Matt Albert chair, violin/viola

Winds & Percussion
Ian Antonio, percussion
Daniel Gilbert Chair, clarinet
Kwasi Ampene world percussion
Chad Burrow clarinet
William Campbell trumpet
David Lee Jackson trombone
Nancy Ambrose King oboe
Jeffrey Lyman bassoon
Timothy McAllister saxophone
Doug Perkins, percussion
Amy Porter flute
Adam Unsworth horn
David Zerkel, tuba & euphonium

Winds & Percussion Associated Faculty
Jeremy Epp, percussion
Bryan Kennedy horn
Cary Kocher percussion
Tom Sherwood percussion