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Chamber Music for Fun

This course listing applies to a Fall 2009 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Fall 2009
Music 98/198
2 Unit(s)



About the Course:

Our DeCal is aimed at providing a music performing opportunity for non-music majors at Berkeley. If you are searching to continue your involvement in playing and performing chamber music, come to the first meeting and check out our decal!

How to Enroll:

When is the final concert?

Friday November 20th, 7:00-8:30pm, 125 Morrison

 Admission:  free!


***Ensembles have been formed.  This course is now closed.  Please check back next semester!***


When is the first meeting?

Friday August 28th, 7:00-7:30pm, 125 Morrison

When are auditions?

Monday August 31st - Friday September 4th, 6:00-8:00pm, 124 Morrison

Who should join?
Non-music majors who are looking to continue playing their instrument in a small ensemble setting without having to worry too much about grades.

What musical pieces are played?
Chamber music pieces (mostly)!  Each ensemble gets to choose their own music.  In the past, we've had classical, contemporary, and jazz. We welcome all styles, but it depends if there are others willing to play that genre.

How are the groups formed? When do I get the CCN?

At the end of the first meeting, students sign up for audition times and perform a short piece for us. We then form groups based on instrumentation and level.  We next hold a second meeting where students meet their group members and receive their CCNs.

How competitive is it to get in?
Because we base acceptance on instrumentation and level, it really depends on what and how many instruments are auditioning. We don’t know either until after the auditions are over. However, cellos and violas are strongly encouraged to audition.

When and where is the class held?
This class can work around any schedule!  Groups rehearse for 90 minutes each week in Morrison.  Each ensemble meets individually, so you only have to coordinate your schedule with a few other people.

I didn’t know about this Decal, and I left my instrument at home! What can I do?

If you cannot retrieve your instrument from home, you can try the music office in Morrison hall to see if they can lend you an instrument to audition with. If not, you may have to ask a friend or a fellow auditionee.

Course Contact: berkeleychambermusic AT


Faculty Sponsor: Leighton Fong

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Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: Fall 2009 Syllabus.docAug 832kbWord Doc (Viewer)View Download
Application: Fall 2009 Application.docAug 2629kbWord Doc (Viewer)View Download

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