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Orchestra & Chamber Music

All Face the Music members play in our Large Ensembles and perform roughly four times a year. Members may also perform in any number of smaller ensembles like our Advanced Projects and also work on music created by their fellow student composer-performers. Face the Music’s ensembles include chamber orchestras, a jazz big-band, an improvisation collective, string quartets and mixed chamber-groups.

String Quartet Program

Advanced string students may participate in string quartet ensembles that are coached weekly throughout the season by NYC contemporary music professionals. Students have multiple performance opportunities at high-level venues including Merkin Hall, National Sawdust and Roulette. This year, student quartets will work with ETHEL, lauded as “extraordinarily skilled, passionate musicians” by the New York Times and called an “avatar of ‘post-classical music...vital and brilliant” by the New Yorker.