These ensembles are open to all students. Student may register for 0 or 1 SH each semester. A maximum of 8 SH may be applied toward graduation requirements.
A select choir of mixed voices that studies and performs choral literature of various periods, styles and cultures. Performances occur both on and off campus; some touring is done each year. The director is Kenneth Nafziger. Audition required.
A choir for women’s voices that rehearses two days a week. No audition is required. The choir adds to the musical life of the campus, and occasionally performs with the Men’s Choir. The director is Shannon Kiser.
A choir for men’s voices that rehearses two days a week. No audition is required. The choir adds to the musical life of the campus, and occasionally performs with the Women’s Choir.
Emulate Chamber Ensemble
Emulate Chamber Ensemble is an intimate vocal ensemble specializing in jazz; modern, and contemporary concert literature, both secular and sacred. Performances occur on and off campus; including several touring opportunities. The ensemble is under the direction of Ryan Keebaugh. Audition is required.
The EMU Jazz Ensemble provides opportunities for students interested in jazz to learn musical skills and techniques associated with jazz music performance including different styles and improvising. Emphasis is placed on performance of jazz in the big band style. The Jazz Ensemble is open by audition. All students are welcome. The ensemble performs on campus and at local venues. The director is Robert Curry.
An orchestra open to students, faculty and community players interested in playing symphonic music. Several concerts are scheduled each year, occasionally in collaboration with soloists and other student ensembles. Audition required for wind players. The director is Joan Griffing.
Small ensembles of voices and/or instruments organized according to the interests and abilities of students, and coached by various EMU music faculty. Additional fee.
A large ensemble open to students, faculty and community players. Concerts are scheduled each semester, occasionally in collaboration with soloists and other student ensembles. Audition may be required. The director is John Dull.