Ensembles

Overview

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.

Overview

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. 

Entering the Major

Students are not expected to audition in order to enter the music major.

Auditions for Ensembles

Each ensemble has a variety of different requirements. Often, the CRN for the course is given out after the audition has occurred.

Baroque Ensemble | Michael Sand and Phebe Craig, directors
Email Phebe or Michael for information.

Chamber Ensembles | Carol A. Hess, coordinator
Sign up for an audition time via Appointlet.com.

Concert Band | Pete Nowlen, director
Sign up for an audition time via Appointlet.com.

Early Music Ensemble | Matilda Hofman, conductor
David Nutter, professor and director emeritus
Email Prof. Nutter for an audition. More information is on the ensemble website.

Gamelan EnsemblePhil Acimovic, director
No audition required.

Hindustani Vocal Ensemble | Rita Sahai, director
No audition required.

Jazz: Big Band, Combo, or Improv | Jacám Manricks, director
Email Jacám Manricks.

Jazz: Composers’ Ensemble | Jacám Manricks, director
Email Jacám Manricks.

Samba School | Chris Froh, director
No audition required.

Symphony OrchestraChristian Baldini, music director
Jonathan Spatola-Knoll, assistant conductor
Sign up for an audition time via Appointlet.com. Questions should be directed toward Jonathan Spatola-Knoll

University Chorus | Jeffrey Thomas, conductor
Sign up for an audition time via Appointlet.com.

Auditions for Lessons

Email the applied faculty member you wish to study with.

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