Music Ensembles

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.

Chamber Singers

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.

The EMU music program's orchestra

The EMU music program's Chamber Singers

The EMU music program's wind ensemble

Women’s Choir

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 Ryan Keebaugh, DMA.

Men’s Choir

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. The director is Ryan Keebaugh, DMA.

EMU Jazz

A small ensemble featuring rhythm, brass, and saxophones emphasizing contemporary jazz solo improvisation. The group performs on campus and for local churches and schools. Audition is required. The director is Mark Whetzel, BM.

Chamber Orchestra

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.

Chamber Ensemble

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.

Wind Ensemble

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.