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.

The EMU music program's orchestra
The EMU music program's wind ensemble
The EMU music program's Chamber Singers

Women’s Choir

A choir for women’s voices that will rehearse one day a week. No audition is required. The choir will be used to add to the musical life of the campus, and will, on occasion, perform with the Men’s Choir. The director is James Richardson.

Men’s Choir

A choir for men’s voices that will rehearse one day a week. No audition is required. The choir will be used to add to the musical life of the campus, and will, on occasion, perform with the Women’s Choir. The director is Matthew Hunsberger.

Jazz Combo

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.

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.