Music Ensmbles

Ensembles are open to all UNCW students with instrumental or vocal experience. Register for ensembles on SeaNet (unless otherwise noted). For more information, go online or come to the Music Ensemble Fair on Aug. 20.

Band

Dr. John LaCognata lacognataj@uncw.edu

WIND SYMPHONY MUS 185

UNCW’s premier symphonic band performs the finest literature available for winds, including traditional wind band repertoire, marches, transcriptions and the newest 20th century works; performs two concerts each semester and features guest soloists and guest conductors.

PEP BAND

The university’s primary athletic band provides music and school spirit at men’s and women’s home basketball games. The band travels with both teams each year to the CAA Conference Tournament and post-season tournaments. Students in the band receive scholarship awards ($) for their attendance at games and tournaments.

Choral

Dr. Joe Hickman hickmanj@uncw.edu

CONCERT CHOIR MUS 186

A balanced mixed chorus that performs twice each semester on campus or in the community. The size of each section is determined with attention to the balance of the entire group.

WOMEN'S CHOIR

A vocal ensemble for soprano and alto singers, performs at least twice each semester on campus or in the community.

CHAMBER CHOIR MUS 183

An auditioned ensemble with enrollment limited to those approved by the director before registration. Individuals are selected who can sing their parts completely independently. Performances include local concerts, short tours during the year, and radio and television appearances.

Jazz

Dr. Frank Bongiorno bongiornof@uncw.edu

JAZZ ENSEMBLE I & II

Usually present two concerts each semester and perform a variety of big band styles from early jazz to modern, contemporary jazz styles. Performances include annual events such as UNCW’s Guest Artist Jazz Festival and the Cape Fear Jazz Society benefit concert.

Strings

Dr. Steven Errante errantes@uncw.edu

STRING ENSEMBLE MUS 187-002

Open to UNCW students without audition; performs string orchestral literature from all musical periods. Presents two concerts each semester.

ORCHESTRA MUS 187-001

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra emphasizes the study and performance of classical as well as popular orchestral literature. Open to advanced students by audition. For information, visit www.wilmingtonsymphony.org and choose Musicians/Audition.

CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOPS

BRASS, CHAMBER WINDS, CLASSICAL GUITAR, FLUTE, STRING, JAZZ COMBOS, JAZZ VOCAL, OPERA, PERCUSSION, PIANO, SAXOPHONE, TUBA/EUPHONIUM

 


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