Ensembles

All WWU students are welcome and encouraged to join an ensemble!
 
While most large ensembles require an audition, we offer one instrumental and two choral groups that can be joined without prior placement. In addition, applied lessons are available on a space-available basis to non-majors who participate concurrently in a large ensemble.
 

Large Ensembles

Instrumental

Vocal

Registration

With the exception of Viking Band, all students must register for an ensemble to participate. Please use class-finder to locate the appropriate two-credit course and email Lee Anne Frahn for an override to complete ensemble registration. Each course is repeatable for credit and can be used towards graduation, and elective requirements.
 

Small Ensembles

Chamber Music Ensembles

These small ensembles range from string quartets to wind/brass quintets to flute and brass choirs perform in quarterly concerts and receive weekly coaching from the applied faculty.
 
  • Contemporary String Quartet
  • Flute Ensemble
  • Western Brass
  • Western Guitars
  • Western Voices
  • Woodwind, String and Brass Chamber Ensembles
 

Percussion Ensemble

Comprised of all students in the percussion area, this ensemble has performed at percussion festivals throughout the Northwest, commissioned new works for percussion, and collaborated with the Western Dance Program in creating new works for dance and percussion. Please contact Dr. Roulet for more information and questions regarding joining this ensemble.
 

NowHearThis!

Western's contemporary music collective presents concerts of challenging and eclectic music in a casual, accessible setting. NowHearThis! seeks to bring new audiences to the great and adventurous repertoire of our time. Please contact Dr. Dudentbostel for more information and questions regarding joining this ensemble. 

Collegium Musicum

These mixed instrumental and vocal ensembles perform chamber music of the Baroque and pre-Baroque periods with an emphasis on historically informed performance practice. Please contact Dr. VanBoer for more information and questions regarding joining this ensemble.
 

Registration

With the exception of Viking Band, all students must register for an ensemble to participate. Please use class-finder to locate the appropriate two-credit course and email Lee Anne Frahn for an override to complete ensemble registration. Each course is repeatable for credit and can be used towards graduation, and elective requirements.
 

Information and Questions

For more information regarding our chamber ensembles, please reach out to the follow coordinators.