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Music Ensembles

ChoirThe Department of Music's twelve faculty-directed ensembles are regularly scheduled 1-credit classes, open by audition to all students on the River Campus.

Those interested in participating in small chamber-music groups can meet with the Director of Orchestral Activities and register for the 1-credit course MUR 155 Chamber Ensembles. Click here for a full description of each ensemble.

There are student-directed groups abound on campus, as well. Several a cappella groups are informally supported by the music department, although participation in them does not earn collegiate credit. There are many more vocal and instrumental groups operating independently, some having been in existence for several years, others forming rather spontaneously from a number of students with a common interest.

Instrumental:

Vocal:

Auditioning  - New online sign-up

Auditions are held in the Fall of each year, and are listed below for Fall 2018.

Unless otherwise indicated (*) click on the links below to select and register for a specific audition time:

-Chamber Orchestras
-Symphony Orchestras
Aug. 28, 9AM – 5PM & Aug. 29, 9AM – 5PM, in Strong Auditorium.

- Chamber Singers
- Concert Choir
Aug. 25 (Saturday), 26 (Sunday) & 28 (Tuesday), 12 – 6PM, in Dewey 1-337

     [Chamber Singers/Concert Choir Audition Requirements pdf]

- Wind Symphony
- Jazz Ensemble
- Brass Choir
 Aug. 28, 9 - 11AM; Aug. 29, 30 & 31, 1:30 - 3:30PM; Sept. 4, 2:30 - 3:30PM, in O'Brien Hall

- Women’s Chorus
Aug. 26 (Sunday), 4 – 6PM & Aug. 27, 4 – 6PM, in Dewey 1-305.

-*Jazz Combos: TBA; check the bulletin board in Dewey Hall

-*West African Drumming Ensemble: Contact Kerfala Bangoura at kerfala.bangoura@gmail.com

-*Percussion Ensemble: TBA; contact Brant Blackard at brantblackard@gmail.com.

-*Rock Repertory Ensemble: TBA; contact Dr. John Covach at john.covach@rochester.edu

-*Gospel Choir: simply show up at the first rehearsal in Lattimore 201 on Sept. 4 at 5:00 PM