Elon University Chamber Winds 

The Elon Chamber Players are a new ensemble formed by Director of Bands, Dr. Kehl in 2014. The group generates its membership from the wind ensemble. All students participating in the wind ensemble are eligible to join, however, the instrumentation each semester is determined by the repertoire and can be limited. The ensemble specializes in the performance of high quality chamber repertoire (5-18 players) for winds and percussion. The ensemble has seen an expansion in just its first year and will continue to expand through the commissioning of new works, premieres, and a focus on avant-garde repertoire.

Anyone interested in the Chamber Players should click here and fill out an interest form or email Dr. Kehl.

Upcoming Projects

Upcoming projects include sonsortium premieres of new works from composers Aaron Perrine and Nick Omiccioli. Also planned is a performance of Kurt Weill's popular masterwork Kleine Dreigroschenmusick (Little Threepenny Music). The jazz inspired Threepenny Opera was banned by the Nazi's shortly after its premiere in 1928 and has since become one fo Weill's most performed, popular and beloved works. A special project is also planned that includes a performance of John Zorn's experimental improvisation piece, Cobra.

2016-2017 Projects

Projects included a performance Terry Riley's minimalist masterwork In C, which is widely considered to be the first piece of modern minimalism.

2015 Projects

Consortium premiere performance of a new chamber work from Pulitzer Prize nominated composer Kevin Walczyk entitled Winter Recicare

2014 Projects

East Coast premiere of the expanded set of Pulitzer Prize winner William Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs for mezzo soprano and chamber winds, arranged by Ian Frenkel., and featuring Elon University professor of voice Dr. Hallie Goan

Performance of a new transcription for chamber of the “Simple Gifts” section of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring based off of his Variations on a Shaker Melody, featuring choreographer Jen Guy Metcalf and a modern dance quartet from the Elon University Dance Program.