Ensembles

The Music Department provides opportunities for all members of the Western State Colorado University community to gain rewarding musical experience as participants in ensembles.

Bands

Symphony Band in Concert

Symphony Band

The Symphony Band is open to all students through audition. Throughout the academic year, the Western State Colorado University Symphony Band schedules frequent campus and community performances. The study and performance of wind literature masterpieces are emphasized.  Follow the band on Facebook.

Varsity Band

The Varsity Band performs for home football and basketball games.

For audition information:

Dr. John Wacker
jwacker@western.edu
970.943.2169

Vocal

WSC Chorus, Dec 2009Western State Colorado University Concert Choir is open by audition to all students who are interested in singing.

A select group of singers, the Western Chamber Singers perform vocal ensemble repertoire for all historical periods.

For audition information:

Dr. Heather Roberson
hroberson@western.edu
970.943.3034

Jazz Ensembles

WSC Jazz Ensemble - November, 2010

Western State Colorado University Jazz Ensembles are open to all students by audition. Groups include the large Jazz Ensemble, "High Altitude" Dixieland Combo, and Modern Jazz Combo. Ensembles perform on campus, in the Gunnison-Crested Butte community, and at state and national jazz festivals.

For audition information:

Dr. Robert Barrett
rbarrett@western.edu
970.943.3023

Violins playing - dec 2009String Ensembles

Orchestra

This group performs together regularly as a string ensemble, full orchestra and a small chamber group. The Western State Colorado University Community Orchestra and Choir combine together to perform major works.

For audition information:
Mr. Ken Todd
ktodd@western.edu
970.943.2162

Other Chamber Ensembles

WSC Percussion Ensemble - Nov 16, 2010Instrumental ensembles are open to all interested performers and include Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String and Jazz Ensembles, and Flute Choir, as well as additional small ensembles.

For audition information:

Dr. John Wacker                               
Brass Ensembles        
jwacker@western.edu
970.943.2169

Dr. Robert Barrett
Woodwind Ensemble
rbarrett@western.edu
970.943.3023

Mr. Ken Todd
String Ensemble
ktodd@western.edu
970.943.2162

Dr. Greg Haynes
Percussion Ensemble
grhaynes@western.edu
970.943.3012