Ensembles

Overview

Ensembles
in the Department of Music

The Department of Music presents more than a hundred events each year, including performances by many of our student ensembles.

One way to stay informed about upcoming concerts is to subscribe to our weekly email digest (“Music @ UC Davis”). Please send us an email or use the webform on the right-hand side of this page to sign up.

The department has sixteen student ensembles, and several do not require prior experience in order to join. Our student ensembles are—

Afro-Cuban
Baroque Orchestra
Brazilian Capoeira
Chamber Ensembles
Chamber Singers
Concert and Campus Band
Early Music Chamber Ensembles
Gamelan
Hindustani Vocal
Jazz Band
Jazz Combos
Percussion
Samba School
Schola Cantorum
Symphony Orchestra
University Chorus

We also feature each year our own professional Empyrean Ensemble and several visiting artists-in-residence each year that present new compositions by student composers, as well as other presentations that enhance music studies at UC Davis.

Important information—

  • Students are not expected to audition in order to declare as a music major.

  • Most ensembles are open to all eligible students. In other words, being a music major is not a prerequisite for joining a department ensemble.

Overview

Auditions
for student ensembles

For questions, please contact the director or conductor of that ensemble.

FOR SPRING, 2020:
  1. Auditions are not required.
  2. There will be no in-person meetings or public performances.
  3. Email the professor for entry / CRN.

Chamber Singers | Caleb Lewis, conductor

Concert Band | Pete Nowlen, director

Early & Baroque Chamber Ensembles | Phebe Craig, director

Hindustani | Rita Sahai, director

  • Syllabus

Jazz Bands | Otto Lee, director

Samba School | Brian Rice, director

Symphony OrchestraChristian Baldini, music director

University Chorus | Caleb Lewis, conductor

Lessons

  • Email the applied faculty member you wish to study with for more information.

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