Chamber Music Festival



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The Chamber Festival is presented each Spring featuring student, faculty, and professional groups. Various musical styles and genres, spanning centuries, are performed. The Music Department is committed to promoting contemporary works. Original compositions by students and faculty are also debuted.

The Department of Music invites special guest artists to UMW to perform at the Chamber Festival as artists in residence. Artists bring their expertise to the classroom. They conduct Master Classes in performance techniques, address our History classes, Masterworks, Orchestration, and Senior Seminar classes. Time is also spent with students in informal settings. The capstone of the Festival is the performance by the visiting artists.

UMW Chamber Festival
Feb 25, 2017 

Featuring Special Guest Artist,  Nick Walker

Nick Walker

Nick Walker

6:00 pm. – Master Class conducted by guitarist, Nick Walker   (Open to all)
7:30 pm. -

  • UMW Guitar Ensemble
  • Nick Walker; performing works by Maria Luisa,  Julio Sagreras, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Francisco Tárrega, and Nicholas Walker

Nicholas Walker is a performer and educator with a diverse range of experience. He received his bachelors in classical guitar performance from Middle Tennessee State University and studied music education at George Mason University. He has performed playing guitar and bass in an eclectic array of musical groups playing classical, hip hop, musical theater, rock and Bluegrass.


Nicholas walker currently teaches orchestra in Fairfax County public schools in Virginia and also maintains a private studio.


All performances are in Pollard Recital Hall, room 304

All concerts, master classes, and recitals are free and open to the public and no tickets are required