The Westfield State University String Ensemble is a performing group that explores the exciting world of chamber music for strings. String players work together twice a week, on music ranging from Vivaldi and Beethoven to Piazzolla and Stravinsky. We perform both in true chamber music fashion with one player on a part as well as in a chamber orchestra formation, depending on the work studied. The ensemble has one formal performance each semester. In addition to the final performance, we seek out opportunities to perform in less formal settings. In the past we have performed in Stanley Park, Clemenzas, and in the campus center. Repertoire suggestions as well as performance venue suggestions are welcomed from members of the group.
Any student musician who plays a string instrument may sign up for the ensemble. Any string players who are not music majors or minors must schedule a placement audition with the director before the first week of classes.