Chamber Ensembles

Elmhurst offers a number of ensembles to join and further your musical interests.

Saxophone Quartets

The Saxophone Quartet program at Elmhurst University began in 1999. The five to eight quartets give a major concert on campus at least once a term, and also perform off-campus. Saxophonists often form close relationships from playing in a quartet, stay together for several years, and find chamber music to be the best way to improve musicianship. Participation is highly encouraged of everyone in the saxophone studio.

  • Director: Matt Beck

Percussion Ensemble

The Percussion Ensemble was formed in 1993 with the goal of introducing its members to high-quality music written or transcribed for percussion instruments. The ensemble presents concerts both on and off campus.

Jazz Combos

Student musicians come together in small group settings to perform a variety of jazz styles. They are placed in an appropriate group after audition, and all the combos perform each term at the Silverado Grill in Elmhurst.

  • Director: Dan Nicholson / Kirk Garrison

Other Groups

  • String Quartet
  • Jazz String Ensemble
  • Flute Quartet
  • Clarinet Quartets
  • Trumpet Ensemble
  • Trombone Choir
  • Brass Quintet
  • Tuba Quartet

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