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The Conservatory Project Chamber Ensemble


The Conservatory Project Chamber Ensemble includes one representative musician from each of the 15 participating conservatories, colleges, and universities of The Conservatory Project. 

Members of the 2012 Conservatory Project Chamber Ensemble:

Scott Bean
Trombone (New England Conservatory) 
Jordan BrooksPercussion (Berklee College of Music)
Martha Cargo, Flute & Piccolo (Manhattan School of Music)
DJ Cheek, Viola (Oberlin Conservatory of Music)
Kari DionE-flat Clarinet (University of Michigan School of Music, Theater, and Dance)
Lee Dionne, Piano (Yale School of Music)
Erik HaaslerCello (San Francisco Conservatory of Music)
Timothy KantorViolin (Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University)
Tiffany Valvo, Bass Clarinet (Eastman School of Music)
Patrick McGuireCello (The Juilliard School)
Eric SiuViolin (Shepherd School of Music at Rice University)
Maarten StragierGuitar (New England Conservatory)
Jordan W. ThomasHarp (The Peabody Institute)
Zsche Chuang Rimbo WongViola (Cleveland Institute of Music)
Juyong YouClarinet (Curtis Institute of Music)

Watch Past Performances

Video 3/11/2012: Citibank® Classical Night: Three Cities Chamber Music Marathon

The Kennedy Center presents an evening of music from each of the three cities: The third Conservatory Project Chamber Ensemble made up of a musician from each Conservatory Project school performs contemporary work as selected and directed by composer Johannes Maria Staud (2:30–4:15 p.m.); members of the NSO perform early works (6–7:45 p.m.); and Quatuor Thymos performs early 20th century works (8–9:30 p.m.). Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.

The Conservatory Project Chamber Ensemble