Pyramid Winds is comprised of the top graduate students at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. The core of this ensemble is the woodwind quintet, but there is flexibility to allow for other instrumentation depending on available instrumentation, the desires of the students and exposing the students to more modern ensembles. Members perform together for the duration of their studies, enabling the ensemble to prepare performance repertoire in great depth, and mature as musicians together. Each semester members enjoy presenting performances to a variety of audiences throughout the region.
About the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music Chamber Players Program: Students who are selected for the Chamber Players Program provide leadership among their peers, hone their skills as performers, and serve as ambassadors for the School of Music. Students are most often top instrumental performers who, in addition to their regular academic and music curriculum, perform in a distinguished chamber ensemble for all four years of study. The Chamber Players Program is open to incoming music majors who are resident, non-resident or international applicants. The award covers the cost of full tuition up to 15-hours per semester. Students must be declared music majors and maintain all requirements for a music scholarship.
The Chamber Players Program ensembles perform together for the duration of their studies, enabling each ensemble to prepare performance repertoire in great depth, and mature as an ensemble together. The time commitment for one of these distinguished chamber ensembles can be more than required of other ensembles in the School of Music and provides students a rare opportunity to learn how to develop programming, explore new repertoire, and interact with audiences, while performing as a cohesive group in the School of Music, within the community, at conferences, and for recording projects.