Center for Chamber Music Studies
The Center for Chamber Music Study was established in the fall of 2002 as an outgrowth of the existing College of Music chamber music program. Its primary goal is to identify the best students in the chamber music program and offer these very talented young artists intensive coaching and special performance possibilities. The individual groups are chosen and coached by faculty from the piano, string, wind and brass departments, and are featured in two concerts per year, one in the fall term and the other during spring term.
The mission of the center is to offer our students the chance to study both the repertoire and the performance techniques that are necessary to compete in the chamber music genre.
The public is always warmly invited to join us at one of our bi-annual concerts. Weekly departmental concerts are also held on Wednesdays at 4:30 in the College of Music Recital Hall, and are open to the public.
Bancroft String Quartet
The Bancroft String Quartet is the College of Music’s premier group of graduate string players, named for Susan and Christopher Bancroft in appreciation for their philanthropy. For the 2012-2013 year, the Bancroft Quartet is comprised of violinists Leah Greenfield and Beixi Gao, violist Veronika Vassileva, and cellist Lejing Zhou.