Majors & Concentrations

Specialist in 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 master’s degree in music or its equivalent, along with substantial solo and ensemble repertoire.


The Specialist in Music in Chamber Music requires a minimum of 30 credits. Coursework to include:

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

Final Project

Two full ensemble chamber music performances (minimum 70 minutes of music each) featuring a variety of chamber music showing programmatic & stylistic depth & breadth.

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
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to SMTD

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Chamber Music
Matt Albert chair, violin/viola

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

Associated Faculty
Thomas Booth trumpet
Jeremy Epp percussion
Bryan Kennedy horn
Tom Sherwood percussion
Robert Sullivan trumpet