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Western's Music Department welcomes ensemble participation by students of all academic majors and places performers solely by audition. In addition, applied lessons are available on a space-available basis to non-majors who participate concurrently in a large ensemble.
These small ensembles ranging from string quartets to wind/brass quintets to flute and brass choirs perform in quarterly concerts and receive weekly coaching from the applied faculty.
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.
Big Band and Chamber Jazz Ensembles
These mixed instrumental and vocal ensembles perform chamber music of the Baroque and pre-Baroque periods with an emphasis on historically informed performance practice.