Student ensembles within the Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute embody the goals of
the institute for the development of our students as musicians, professionals and
active, performing artists. In addition to participating in ensembles, the Institute
develops outstanding chamber musicians through coaching, rehearsals, seminars and
performance opportunities. Featured student ensembles include the Giannini String
Quartet, Quiescent Quintet and Chrysalis Brass Quintet.
The Giannini Quartet is the scholarship string quartet of the Chrysalis Chamber Music
Institute at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. With this quartet
and other student ensembles, the Chrysalis Institute fosters the development of outstanding
chamber musicians through coachings, rehearsals, seminars and performance opportunities,
and through the mentorship of UNCSA’s distinguished faculty and a host of distinguished
The Quiescent Quintet is a wind quintet committed to inspired performances, distinctive
musical interpretations and service to the community. The award-winning quintet is
composed of graduate students from the University of North Carolina School of the
The quintet is part of the renowned Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute at UNCSA. Through
the Institute they have performed in master classes with David Shifrin and Milan Turkovic
of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and with Michael Maccaferri and Matt Albert
of Eighth Blackbird. In addition to participation in university masterclasses and
performances, the Quiescent Quintet is active in the local community through participation
in community engagement, outreach projects, and partnerships with the Cross the Line Project. The quintet was recently named the winner of the North Carolina MTNA State Chamber
Music Competition and the MTNA Regional Competition, and was a finalist in the MTNA
National Competition in Baltimore.
The Quiescent Quintet is comprised of Sami Eudy (flute), Kali Poore (oboe), Clifford
Tam (clarinet), Phillip Kandel (bassoon), and Marie Smith (horn).
Chrysalis Brass Quintet
Newly formed in the fall of 2015, the Chrysalis Brass Quintet will represent UNCSA
in numerous performances. In addition to other performances, members of Chrysalis
Brass have played for musicians from the Chicago Symphony, including acting principal
hornist Dan Gingrich.