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Ensembles

The Department of Music hosts many performing ensembles and combos. Participation is not limited to Music majors, but auditions are required. Some ensembles are open to community members. If you are new to Stanford, please audition with us! (Note to frosh: the Arts Portfolio process is unrelated to auditions.) Some ensembles require students to audition each year. Be prepared to play études, a sonata, a concerto excerpt, or anything else that demonstrates your abilities. For audition information in Winter or Spring Quarter, contact the individual ensemble directors via email, though students who want to audition for chamber music in any quarter are encouraged to audition in autumn quarter.

ALL STANFORD STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR ENSEMBLES. A Zero-Unit Enrollment option has been created for graduate students and for students unable to enroll in lessons or ensembles. For further information, read the Zero-Unit Enrollment Policy.

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Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble (SALJE) (MUSIC 161E)

murlow@stanford.edu

Baroque Soloists (MUSIC 160C)

apmartin@stanford.edu

Contact instructor to schedule audition.

Brass Ensemble (MUSIC 161D)

mcdowell@stanford.edu

Contact instructor to schedule audition.

Chamber Chorale (MUSIC 165)

sano@stanford.edu

Returning students should re-audition. Information about choral ensembles can be found here.

Chamber Music (MUSIC 171)

slsqsu@gmail.com

Dramatic Vocal Arts (MUSIC 184C)

mlcats@stanford.edu

Offered spring quarter. For audition information, contact instructor.

Early Music Singers (MUSIC 159)

mahrt@stanford.edu

A small choir specializing in Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque vocal music. For audition, visit website.

Editing and Performing Early Music (MUSIC 184A)

mlcats@stanford.edu

Offered winter quarter. For audition information, contact instructor.

Flute Ensemble (MUSIC 171)

kvandyke@stanford.edu

German Art Song Interpretation (MUSIC 183A)

laura.dahl@stanford.edu

Offered spring quarter. Contact instructor for audition information.

Improvisation Collective (MUSIC 156)

applemk@stanford.edu

Contact instructor for audition information.

Jazz Combos (MUSIC 181)

jazzline@stanford.edu

Jazz Orchestra (MUSIC 161B)

mgsjo55@stanford.edu

Laptop Orchestra (MUSIC 128)

ge@ccrma.stanford.edu

Contact instructor for audition information.

Memorial Church Choir (MUSIC 163)

rhmorgan@stanford.edu

Information about choral ensembles can be found here.

Mobile Phone Orchestra

ge@ccrma.stanford.edu

Contact instructor for course information.

New Ensemble (MUSIC 160B)

kretz@stanford.edu

Interested students may attend the Open House on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 12:15PM.

Percussion Ensemble (MUSIC 171)

stan.muncy@gmail.com

Contact instructor for audition.

Philharmonia Orchestra (MUSIC 160A)

orchestra@stanford.edu

Piano: Chamber Music (MUSIC 171)

slsqsu@stanford.edu

Singing for Musicals (MUSIC 183E)

kjenning@stanford.edu

Offered winter and spring. For audition information, contact instructor.

Stanford Taiko (MUSIC 169)

viannavo@stanford.edu, bskiff@stanford.edu, tntieu@stanford.edu

No previous musical experience required.
Questions: Vianna Vo, Daphne Skiff, Thanh Tieu.

Symphonic Chorus (MUSIC 162)

sano@stanford.edu

Information about choral ensembles can be found here.

Symphony Orchestra (MUSIC 160)

orchestra@stanford.edu

Topics in Opera Stagecraft (MUSIC 184B)

mlcats@stanford.edu

Offered autumn and winter. For audition information, contact instructor.

University Singers (MUSIC 167)

rhmorgan@stanford.edu

Information about choral ensembles can be found here.

Wind Symphony (MUSIC 161A)

gcarlo@ccrma.stanford.edu

For audition information, see website.