The Department of Music offers many fine chamber ensembles, including
Percussion, String and Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Tuba/Euphonium, Clarinet, and
Horn Ensembles. In addition, a variety of other ensembles, including the
Woodwind and Brass Quintets are very active.
The mission of the Chamber Music Program
at Otterbein University is to provide opportunities for students to
develop artistic excellence and to ensure that chamber music, in its
broadest sense, is a vital part of the Otterbein and Columbus community.
Our vision is:
- that chamber music serves as a model for cooperation and collaboration and community outreach;
- that students actively participate in chamber music as part of their pre-professional training; and
- that we increase the opportunities for the performance of chamber
music increase in traditional and non-traditional concert venues.
The Chamber Music Program supports the values of the Chamber Music Association, that:
- artistic and professional excellence are valued throughout the field;
- chamber music as an example of the possibilities of democracy, tolerance, and humanity; and
- honoring tradition while moving forward through innovation.