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Chamber Music & Dance Programs

Continue your passion for performance art at Widener by participating in our academic- and performance-based chamber music and dance programs.

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Chamber Music Program

Program Director: Dr. Mara Parker

The chamber music program is open to students of all levels and experiences and emphasizes ensemble playing.

Student groups (piano four-hand/trio, string trio/quartet, etc.) vary according to instrumentation and ability. Experience performance opportunities every semester, including studio recitals, chamber concerts, and mini-chamber recitals.

Dance Program

Program Director: Katherine Stark 

The dance program incorporates aspects of various dance styles—from modern and jazz to ballet and beyond—while providing students with structured rehearsal and performance experience.

As a member of the dance program, you'll perform on campus every semester.

Why Join the Chamber Music or Dance Program?

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Receive Top Notch Mentorship from Leading Professionals

When you take part in Widener's chamber music or dance program, you'll also have the opportunity to learn from and take private lessons with leading professionals from the Philadelphia area. 

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Take Your Talent to the Stage and Beyond

You'll have the opportunity to perform on campus with student peers and faculty mentors in a professional setting multiple times per year. 

"You will meet and develop close ties with people who have similar interests. You’ll work with professional artists in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and you’ll be able to share what you create with friends, family, and the entire Widener community. " - Dr. Mara Parker

More Ways to Engage with the Arts at Widener

Become Part of a Club—
or Start Your Own!

Widener is home to many performing arts clubs and groups to keep you engaged with the arts in a more informal way. Whatever your passion, there's something for you at Widener.

View Visual & Performing Arts Clubs

Widener Band & Color Guard

Whether performing on the field or on stage, Widener concert and marching band students perform in a variety of settings including home football and basketball games, concerts, recitals, and the Homecoming Pep Rally.

Widener Band & Color Guard

Attend a Performance Event

In addition to theatre, dance, and music performances, Widener also hosts the Widener University Recital Series which brings world renowned musical performers to our students and community on campus.

View Upcoming Events