Students registered for F450 or F550 (Chamber Music) are responsible for putting together their own chamber ensembles. Faculty coaches must be obtained by the group. Students who have not established a group and begun to work by the end of the third week of the term must drop the course. Normally seven hours of coaching are considered a minimum, and during the fall and spring semesters a faculty member receives workload credit of one student for every two ensembles coached (i.e., 7 hours of coaching per ensemble for the semester). However, there are provisions for requesting one-to-one workload credit when all concerned consent to a minimum of 14 hours of coaching. All groups receiving coaching are required to give a public performance in an acceptable venue as part of the semester's work.
See the Chamber Music website for additional information.