UB Chamber Music Ensemble

The Chamber Music Program is designed to suit the needs of Music Performance majors and minors. Smaller instrumental ensembles are created, giving players more opportunities to work in chamber music groups.

Rather than duplicate the UB Concert Band, the Chamber Music Program strives to provide students with a unique performance outlet. Chamber groups could include, but would not be limited to: brass quintet, woodwind quintet, trumpet ensemble, saxophone quartet, large brass ensemble, and various mixed ensembles. Visiting guests occasionally teach and lecture on various topics which will assist students in their development as performers.

A message from Jon Nelson, director of the UB Chamber Music Program:

"I have a great interest in chamber music, having made my career as a chamber music performer for fifteen years. I fully realize that chamber music skills are crucial to a young musician's education. My experience in this area is substantial: I have led the Meridian Arts Ensemble for eleven years through residencies in the US and abroad, international tours, and recording projects. I have been Artist in Residence of Chamber Music at Boston University, and was Co-Director of the Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar at Boston University's Tanglewood Institute in the Summer of 1999. For me, chamber music has been a most rewarding and enjoyable experience, and I am eager for students at UB to share in this."

Upcoming Performances

Please view our concert calendar for the latest information on upcoming events. 


Auditions are held in the fall, and ensembles are assembled according to what instrumentalists are available. Groups are assigned repertoire, and they are expected to rehearse at least once per week on their own, in addition to their scheduled coaching session.


  • Undergraduate: MUS 340, 2.0 credits
  • Graduate: MUS 540, 2.0 credits

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsal schedule to be announced. 


Jon Nelson

Associate Department Chair; Professor (Trumpet Performance); Director, UB Concert Band; Director, Concert Committee; Director, Genkin Philharmonic

Department of Music

216 Baird Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2523

Email: jrnelson@buffalo.edu