Ensembles

 

Choral Ensembles 

The choral ensembles at Dickinson State University consist of the Chorale, Chamber Singers, and daCoda Blue and are conducted by Assistant Professor of Music, Bruce Southard

 

Chorale 2011

Chorale

The Chorale is the primary choral ensemble at DSU and open to all students regardless of their major. The ensemble performs a variety of literature from the Renaissance to the present. The Chorale performs for university functions, community events, annual tours, and concerts. Members of the Chorale find it a wonderful break in the academic day.

 

 

 

Chambers Singers - 2011

 

Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers is a small select vocal ensemble open to all students by audition. They perform a wide variety of music and perform primarily without accompaniment. Students who participate in this ensemble also participate in Chorale. Chamber Singers meets twice each week.

 

 

 

 

 

Musical Theater 1

Musical Theater 2

 

Musical Theater

The Musical Theater Ensemble explores music for the stage, including both the Broadway and opera repertoires. Students study different styles of singing and work on performance skills. The Musical Theater Ensemble culminates in a concert or production each semester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choral Union 2011

Choral Union

Choral Union is open to all students and members of the community. Choral Union maintains a more than fifty-year tradition of performing a portion of Handel’s oratorio, Messiah, in the fall semester. Other major choral works will also be studied. Choral Union meets Mondays from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. during the summer and fall semesters and is conducted by Joel Walters, Instructor of Music at Dickinson State University. 

 

 

 

Instrumental Ensembles 

The instrumental ensembles consist of the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band, and Clarinet Quartet. These ensembles are under the direction of Dr. James D. Leach and Dr. Jeremy Wohletz.

 

Concert Band

 Concert Band

 Concert Band is an ensemble of select wind and percussion 
 instruments performing traditional and contemporary literature. 
 The ensemble plays a vital role in campus activities, performing 
 formal concerts and for graduation ceremonies. The concert  band meets four times a week and is open to all students on  campus. 
 

 

 

 

Buster

 Pep Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

clarinet Clarinet Quartet

 Clarinet Quartet is a chamber ensemble that performs a wide 
 variety of music ranging from Beethoven to Super Mario Bros.. 
 This ensemble has been asked to perform for campus events  such as holiday events and art gallery openings. Clarinet Quartet
 rehearses twice a week and is coached by Dr. Jeremy Wohletz. 

 

 

 

 

jazz

 Jazz Ensemble

 Jazz Band is an ensemble that performs a variety of  contemporary jazz literature, including pop, be-bop, rock, swing,  Dixieland, and Latin. Piano and guitar majors may count Jazz      Band as a large ensemble. Open to all students, the Jazz Band  meets every Tuesday evening.