Bringing Out the Best in Our Students
Chamber Groups and Ensembles
Ensemble classes meet weekly, and students at late beginner to early intermediate level can enjoy playing with their peers. Playing in a chamber music setting has proven to be an efficient method of maintaining student interest and enthusiasm for students, their families, and the teachers.
The most common chamber music ensemble is the String Quartet for violins, viola, and cello. Performing in a string quartet allows for an exciting musical experience as all instruments work together to bring the full piece to life. Additionally, we have a Suzuki-style Viola Class for young beginners to progress together.
Our clarinet and flute ensembles of varying performance levels allow woodwind performers to play together outside of a marching band or orchestra setting. These same-instrument ensemble are especially helpful for tuning and ear-training development.
Our advanced Woodwind Quartets & Quintets as well as our Brass Ensembles have the unique opportunity to work in small groups to master chamber works and new compositions.
Jazz Combo is a special ensemble experience where each instrument has a specific function required by the specifics of jazz style. Coaches work with the students one-on-one and together to master jazz theory and improv.
Rock Bands are formed based on common musical interests, age, and playing level. Some groups perform acoustic works while others are plugged-in. Our rock bands comprised of students of all ages gig in the Aurora community in addition to our on-site Rock Concerts.
ASM’s newest ensemble, our all-female a cappella group Double Treble, premiered in May 2017. The singers focus on perfecting pop-style arrangements written specifically for the group, featuring soloists, ensemble, and vocal percussion.