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Department of Music Ensembles

The Department of Music presents more than 100 events each year, including performances by the ensembles at the left. To receive printed information on our academic programs or concerts, or to subscribe to our weekly email news list, please email us.

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Auditions

The Department of Music presents more than 100 concerts each year, providing many opportunities for students. Audition sign-ups for music department ensembles begin in early September for Fall Quarter, or about a month prior to the start of the next quarter. For more information, visit the department main office (Room 112, Music Building), email the staff, or call (530) 752-5537. 

Auditions are not required to enter the music major. Each ensemble has different audition dates, times, and requirements. See below for more information.

Baroque Ensemble
Michael Sand and Phebe Craig, directors

Contact for audition
 

Chamber Music
Christian Baldini, director

Audition sign-ups
 

Concert Band
Pete Nowlen, director

Audition sign-ups
 

Early Music Ensemble
William Cooper, director

Audition sign-ups
 

Gamelan Ensemble
Henry Spiller, director

No audition required
 

Hindustani Vocal Ensemble
Rita Sahai, director

No audition required
 

Jazz Band/Improv/Combo
Sam Griffith, director

Please email Sam Griffith
ucdavisjazz@gmail.com

Korean Percussion Ensemble
Katherine In-Young Lee, director 

No audition required
 

Samba School
Chris Froh, director

No audition required
 

Symphony Orchestra
Christian Baldini, music director and conductor

Audition sign-ups
 

University Chorus
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

Audition sign-ups

 

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