Nearly 200 students enroll each semester in faculty-led ensembles, all of which are open to all student musicians, regardless of major. Students receive academic credit for participating and can fulfill the FSVP general education requirement by successfully completing two semesters in the same 0.5-unit ensemble. All ensembles perform on campus each semester and several groups tour internationally from time to time. Contact the ensemble director for more information about auditions, or click the ensemble link to the left to find out more about the group.

Instrumental Ensembles

University Symphony Orchestra

  • Ms. Naima Burrs, conductor
  • Rehearses Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall and Thursdays from 7-8 PM in Booker Hall BB-002

University Band

  • Rehearses Mondays from 7-9 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall

Chamber Ensembles

  • Dr. Joanne Kong, coordinator
  • Ensembles meet Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court

Guitar Ensemble

  • Mr. Kevin Harding, director
  • Meeting time is arranged at the beginning of each semester

American Roots/Blues Ensemble

Vocal Ensembles

Schola Cantorum (mixed-voice chamber choir)

  • Dr. Jeffrey Riehl, conductor
  • Rehearses Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:40-5:30 p.m. in North Court 124

Musical Theatre and Opera Scenes Workshop

  • Dr. Jennifer Cable, coordinator
  • This course is offered when student interest warrants it. Contact Dr. Cable for information.

Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensemble

Little Big Band

  • Dr. Mike Davison, director
  • Rehearses Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Booker Hall BB-002

Swing Combo

  • Dr. David Esleck, director
  • Rehearses Fridays from 12 noon-2:00 p.m. in Booker Hall BB-002

Global Music Ensembles

Brazilian Combo

  • Mr. Kevin Harding, director
  • Meeting time is arranged at the beginning of each semester

West African Drumming

  • Mr. Rod Davis, director
  • Meets Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. in Booker Hall BB-002

Taiko Drumming


  • Dr. Andy McGraw director
  • Meets Thursdays from 6-8 p.m in North Court NRCT 024

Popular Music/Technology Ensemble

  • MSEN 100: Beginning Performance Laboratory
  • Meets Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. in WEBB 100

Extracurricular Ensembles

There are many student-led music groups available on campus. Check out The Center for Student Involvement organization directory for more information about these groups.