CLASSICAL MUSIC AT MSA
MSA Classical Music Studies under the direction of Matt Verplaetse is a rich and diverse program with a number of vibrant and growing programs.
Chamber music is extremely important for musicians; it teaches us to play together without the help of a conductor, to listen while playing, to adapt quickly to things we hear, to keep time and rhythm, and much more. We have provided a rare opportunity for students to study chamber music through performance in an academic setting, with ample rehearsal opportunities provided for students. Chamber Music consists of numerous small groups ranging in size from two to seven musicians, always operating without a conductor and with only one player per part. Instrumentation includes violins, violas, cellos, basses, flutes, clarinets, oboes, English horns, bassoons, bass clarinets, alto saxes, tenor saxes, baritone saxes, French horns, trumpets, trombones, baritone horns/euphoniums, tubas, string basses, tympani, and percussion.