The Music Department is proud to offer the following 1-credit musical ensembles for all students. Auditions for select ensembles are held the first week of classes. Click each category below for specific information:
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 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).
University Orchestra - MUS 262
Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Conducted by Susan Deaver
Auditions are held on Monday, January 28, and Tuesday, January 29 in Music Building room 2342. Sign up sheet for the auditions will be posted next to 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.
Jazz Ensemble - MUS 264
Monday Evenings 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jazz Combos - MUS 267 or MUS 289
Tuesday or Wednesday nights from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Beginning Improvisation - MUS 189
Friday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 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 29 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, and Wednesday, January 30th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm 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.
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