Dixie State University

String Chamber Music

What is Chamber Music?

Chamber Music has a central role in the music curriculum at Dixie State University. As a part of the thorough music education, smaller ensemble playing is essential in building sensitive listening skills, intonation, flexibility, as well as communication and rehearsal skills. The String Chamber Music class (MUSC 4430) at Dixie State University offers a focused setting for the extensive study of the standard chamber music literature for strings as well as for strings in combination with other families of instruments.

Students enrolled in String Chamber Music receive weekly chamber coachings and perform regularly in chamber master classes. Student chamber groups perform at the end of each semester and participate in performances in other on and off campus occasions. Students also have numerous opportunities to work with internationally recognized artists. Recent events include guest master classes by the Juilliard String Quartet, ATOS Trio, Joe Trio and members of the Utah Symphony Orchestra.

2019-2020 Events

Fremont String Quartet Masterclass:October 4 (Fri), 2019, 11am-12:30pm in Performing Arts Building 124

Community Outreach Concert: November 15, 2019 (Fri), 6pm in St. George Art Museum

String Chamber Recital: November 21 (Thur), 2019, 7:30pm in Eccles Concert Hall

ASTA Midwinter Workshop Chamber Masterclass: February 6, 2020 (Thur), 5pm in Eccles Concert Hall

Chamber Orchestra Concert: April 9 (Thur), 2020, 7:30pm in Eccles Concert Hall, director: Dr. Paul Abegg




Dr. Ka-Wai Yu

Assistant Professor of Music

Email: ka-wai.yu@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7797