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Ensembles

The Department of Music at Auburn University sponsors 12 major ensembles open to both music and non-music majors.  Entrance requirements vary with most ensembles requiring an audition.

Large Instrumental Ensembles

Symphonic Band

A large performance group which rehearses and performs the literature of the concert band.
Contact: Rick Good, Director of Bands Auburn Bands website
Audition required: Yes
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors

University/Community Orchestra

The Auburn Orchestra performs several times each semester and is open to all university students based on the instrumental needs of the group and successful audition.
Contact: Howard Goldstein, Orchestra Director Auburn University/Community Orchestra website
Audition required: Yes
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors and community members

Concert Band

A large performance group which rehearses and performs the literature of the concert band.
Contact: Corey Spurlin, Associate Director of Bands Auburn Bands website
Audition required: Yes
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors

Campus Band

A large concert band which gives performing experience to all university students with prior band experience. Members of the community may participate by registering through the University Outreach Office.
Contact: Rick Good, Director of Bands Auburn Bands website
Audition required: No
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors and community members

Jazz Band

Performing group of varying size dedicated to Jazz Band literature.  Students gain experience in the jazz idiom, including improvisational skills.   
Contact: Mike Pendowski  Jazz Band webpage
Audition required: Yes
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors

Marching Band

Provides music for athletic contests and halftime shows at football games, various parades, pep rallies and other campus and off-campus events.
Contact: Corey Spurlin, Associate Director of Bands Auburn Bands website
Audition required: Yes
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors

Basketball Pep Band

Provides music for men's and women's basketball games and tournaments.
Contact: Corey Spurlin, Associate Director of Bands  Auburn Bands website
Audition required: Yes
Open to: members of the Marching Band

Vocal Ensembles

For information about Choir auditions (including audition requirements and audition dates) and to schedule an audition appointment during the audition periods, please visit the Choir Auditions page.

For information about the Auburn University Singers showchoir audition requirements and audition dates, please click here. For the Auburn University Singers website, click here.

Chamber Choir

Mixed chorus for study and performance of serious choral literature.
Contact: William Powell
Audition required: Yes
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors

Conductors' Chorus

Mixed chorus that is designed to provide an ensemble that student conductors can conduct.
Contact: William Powell
Audition required: Yes
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors

Gospel Choir

Performance of choral works in the African-American gospel tradition.
Contact: William Powell
Audition required: Yes
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors

Men's Chorus

Performance of choral works for men.
Contact: William Powell
Audition required: Yes
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors

Opera Workshop

Open to all Auburn University students interested in opera including performance, stage craft, make-up, conducting and coaching. The group prepares for a public performance.
Contact: Music Department
Audition required: Yes
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors

University Singers

Choral ensemble for study and performance of madrigals, pop music, show tunes and choral music of the jazz idiom. Auburn University Singers website
Contact: Dale Farmer
Audition required: Yes
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors

Women's Chorus

Performance of choral works for women.
Contact: Rosephanye Powell
Audition required: Yes
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors

 

 

Additional Performing Ensembles

Music Theatre Orchestra
Conductors' Chorus
Chamber Music with Piano
Woodwind Quintet
Brass Quintet
Percussion Ensemble
Indian Music Ensemble
Steel Band
Horn Ensemble
Low Brass Ensemble
Saxophone Ensemble
Trumpet Ensemble

 

 

Last updated April 08, 2014

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