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American University Chamber Players Rehearsal

The American University Chamber Players are comprised of student groups from our Chamber Ensembles (Perf 145/545) and provide students with the special opportunity of making music in small, intimate numbers. Ensembles vary with regard to size and instrumentation depending upon the students' level, instrumentation, and schedule. Groups have ranged in size from duos to octets, are coached by members of our "In-Residence" faculty, and are presented in recital at the end of every semester and additionally when appropriate. Auditions are held at the beginning of the semester in conjunction with the American University Symphony Orchestra auditions and by appointment.

Recent performance opportunities in addition to the end-of-semester recital include:

  • Master classes with National Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Nurit Bar-Josef, Kenneth Slowik (artistic director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society), and AU Faculty
  • Community outreach at the Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts (a nationally acclaimed arts center for at-risk youth in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC)
  • Art galleries, places of worship, and historic homes throughout Washington
  • Unique locations on and around the AU campus
  • Featured performers at AU events

The above represents just a sampling of the diverse chamber music activities available to deserving students who are involved in the chamber music program.

For more information please contact Musician-in-Residence, Nancy Jo Snider: 202-885-3872 or