The Stony Brook Department of Music welcomes current and transfer students to apply for the music major for Spring, 2018.  Information about the application process can be found under ACADEMICS -> UNDERGRADUATE 

Make music a part of your life at Stony Brook! The Music Department is proud to offer the following 1-credit musical ensembles for all students:

Stony Brook Opera Chorus - MUS 487
Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Stony Brook Chorale - MUS 261

Monday evenings from 7:15 PM - 9:45 PM
Camerata Singers - MUS 271
Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Conducted by Shoshana Hershkowitz

The Stony Brook Choral Ensembles will be having auditions on Monday, January 22 from 7pm until 9:30pm in room 2342 (2nd floor) of the music building. Audition sign ups will be posted outside the music office. All students should prepare a solo (preferably classical, folk music, or musical theater) to sing unaccompanied. Students auditioning for Camerata Singers will be expected to sight sing in addition to the prepared solo.

Introduction to Jazz Improvisation - MUS 189
Fridays from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jazz Ensemble - MUS 264
Monday Evenings 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jazz Combos Level 1- MUS 267
Tuesday Evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jazz Combos Level 2- MUS 289
Wednesday Evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Directed by Ray Anderson

Openings for all instruments (including, but not limited to: Saxophones, Trombones, Trumpets, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocals.) You must audition to take these classes (amps, music stand, drum set will be provided - drummers bring sticks, etc.). Auditions will be held Tuesday, January 23rd, 11:00am to 4pm and Wednesday, January 24th, 11:00am to 4:00pm in the Jazz Room: 0112, in the basement of the Music Building of the Staller Center. Signup sheet is outside the music office, room 3304. 

University Orchestra - MUS 262 
Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Conducted by Susan Deaver

The University Orchestra brings together over 70 undergraduate (and graduate) students - open to string, woodwind, brass and percussion players (music majors/minors and qualified non-music majors). Auditions will be held on Monday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 23 in Staller 2342. Sign up sheet for the auditions will be posted next to the Main Office (Staller 3304) the week before classes begin so that students can sign up for an audition when they arrive on campus. For the audition, students just need to play two short contrasting excerpts from a solo or concerto of their choice OR three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts.   

Wind Ensemble - MUS 263
Wednesday evenings from 6:50 PM to 9:50 PM
Conducted by Bruce Engel

All interested musicians can join the wind ensemble. Auditions are for seating purposes only and which take place after the first abbreviated rehearsal. New members are required to audition and continuing members of the Wind Ensemble who want to be considered for higher seating may also re-audition after the first rehearsal. Auditions are brief, and include a piece of your choice that demonstrates your abilities as well as the sight reading of some relatively straightforward music. The first rehearsal is the first Wednesday of classes (Staller Center, Rm. 0111 at 6:50 PM).


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