Ensembles in Residence

Improvisation Ensemble: Intermediate to advanced jazz improvisers instrumentalists and vocalists).

95C. Concert Choir: An intermediate level choral ensemble. No audition required; attend first class session

95D. Symphonic Chorus: Advanced choral ensemble that performs a subscription series of concerts with the Symphony Orchestra. An audition is required and consists of: 1) vocalizing for range, quality and accuracy of pitch; 2) sight-reading, progressing from easy to more difficult; 3) performance of a song. Prepare a song of your choice (an accompanist is provided) from any genre of classical music: art song, aria, a song from musical theater, or your voice part of a choral work. No pop music.

95G. Gospel Choir (Pass/No Pass only): Everyone is welcome to join; a group audition is held at the first class meeting. The course may be taken for either two or three units. Extra sections and concerts are required for three units; the instructor will announce these requirements at the first class session.

95J. Section A: Jazz Ensemble: An intermediate to advanced level jazz ensemble. At the first class session be prepared to play scales, sight-read, and improvise. Vocalists may also audition.

95K. Chamber Singers: An advanced choral group. Attend the first class meeting to audition. Prepare a classical piece of your choice; an accompanist is provided.

95L. Wind Ensemble: An intermediate to advanced level ensemble performing standard to contemporary band literature. There is a rehearsal at the first class meeting of course repertoire; the instructor will announce audition times at the first session.

95W. World Music Ensembles: Indian Classical Music: An ensemble with a focus on the Sitar and Tabla. No previous background necessary. Voice students are encouraged to join. Previous sections of Music 95W have included: African drumming, Korean percussion, koto, and Indonesian flute.

red fish blue fish: Advanced level contemporary percussion ensemble.


For a complete description of the ensembles (including course offerings) see the Performance Ensembles course description page.

View the Calendar of Events for a schedule of these Ensembles