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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, you will have to audition, regardless of whether or not you submitted a supplemental audition. 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

[Questions or problems with this page? Contact Rowen Leigh. Last updated August 31, 2018.]

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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.

Chamber Music (MUSIC 171)

slsqsu@gmail.com

For strings, piano, and in some cases, wind chamber groups. Students are encouraged to audition in Autumn Quarter to play in Autumn, Winter, or Spring Quarter.

Audition information

Dramatic Vocal Arts (MUSIC 184C)

mlcats@stanford.edu

Offered autumn 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, see website.

Editing and Performing Early Music (MUSIC 184A)

mlcats@stanford.edu

Offered spring quarter. For audition information, contact instructor.

Flute Ensemble (MUSIC 171)

kvandyke@stanford.edu

French Art Song Interpretation (MUSIC 183B)

laura.dahl@stanford.edu

Offered spring quarter. For audition information, contact instructor.

Improvisation Collective (MUSIC 156)

applemk@stanford.edu

Contact instructor for audition information.

Jazz Combos (MUSIC 171)

jazzline@stanford.edu

See website for audition date, time, and location. For questions, contact instructor.

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

Mobile Phone Orchestra

ge@ccrma.stanford.edu

Contact instructor for course information.

New Ensemble (MUSIC 160B)

kretz@stanford.edu

Interested students may attend the Fall Open House, Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 6PM, rm 102, Braun Music Center, or contact instructor.

Percussion Ensemble (MUSIC 171)

lorenmach@yahoo.com

Contact instructor for audition.

Philharmonia Orchestra (MUSIC 160A)

orchestra@stanford.edu

For audition information, see website.

Piano: Chamber Music (MUSIC 171)

slsqsu@stanford.edu

Students are encouraged to audition in autumn quarter to play in autumn, winter or spring quarter. For audition information, see website.

Singing for Musicals (MUSIC 183E)

kjenning@stanford.edu

Offered winter quarter. For audition information, contact instructor.

Stanford Taiko (MUSIC 169)

danthi15@stanford.edu, ghong97@stanford.edu, mflynndo@stanford.edu

No previous musical experience required.
Questions: Thi Nguyen, Grace Hong, Meiko Flynn-Do

Symphonic Chorus (MUSIC 162)

sano@stanford.edu

Symphony Orchestra (MUSIC 160)

orchestra@stanford.edu

For audition information, see website.

Topics in Opera Stagecraft (MUSIC 184B)

mlcats@stanford.edu

Offered winter quarter. For audition information, contact instructor.

University Singers (MUSIC 167)

rhmorgan@stanford.edu

Wind Symphony (MUSIC 161A)

gcarlo@ccrma.stanford.edu

For audition information, see website.