Music Ensembles

Music 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. Scholarships are available for non-music majors who want to participate in an ensemble during their time at EMU.

Ensemble choir at EMU

Chamber Singers

A select choir of approximately 23 mixed voices that studies and performs choral iterature of various periods, styles, and cultures. Performances occur both on and off campus; some touring is done each year. Members of Chamber Singers are also members of the University Choir.

Directed by Benjamin Bergey

University Chior

University Choir

A large choral ensemble representing a wide variety of academic majors. The choir sings primarily sacred repertoire from all periods of music history. Membership is open to any Eastern Mennonite University student by audition. Alumni, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to participate in the choir for the department's Fall Music Gala, Christmas Lessons and Carols service, or Spring Concert .

Directed by Benjamin Bergey

EMU Jazz Ensemble

EMU Jazz Ensemble

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. Preferences will be given to students of saxophone, trumpet, trombone, keyboard, drum set, bass, and guitar, but all students are welcome. The ensemble performs on campus and at local venues.

Directed by Robert Curry

EMU Orchestra

EMU Orchestra

An orchestra open to students, faculty and community players interested in playing selections from the symphonic repertoire. Several concerts are scheduled each year, occasionally in collaboration with soloists and other student ensembles. Audition required for wind players.

Directed by Benjamin Bergey

Jazz group playing on the lawn

Chamber Ensembles

Small ensembles of voices and/or instruments are organized according to the interests and abilities of students, and coached by various EMU music faculty. Additional fees may apply.

student playing a clarinet at a concert

EMU Wind Ensemble

A large ensemble of woodwinds, brass, and percussion that is open to students, faculty and community players. Two concerts are scheduled each semester, occasionally in collaboration with soloists and other student ensembles. An audition may be required.

Directed by Robert Curry

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