VCU pianists may choose to enroll in a chamber music ensemble every semester — offered as Small Ensembles — Accompanying in the Fall and Piano Ensembles in the Spring. These 14 to 18 groups include duos with wind, string, and brass instruments and vocalists, piano trios, and two-piano and four-hand duos.

Chamber groups play an active role in the VCU music community, including off-campus performances as part of the Community Outreach Program.