You don’t have to be a music major to join an ensemble through the SNU School of Music. No matter what your major, joining an ensemble gives you an opportunity to use your gifts and a chance to be a part of a group of friends. Hundreds of students participate in SNU ensembles each year, music majors and non-music majors alike.
The University’s premier choir, SNU Chorale is dedicated to the study and performance of the finest choral literature (sacred and secular) of all musical eras. An auditioned mixed ensemble of 40+ voices, performances are given for regional churches, high schools, university or community events, and chapel. The Chorale tours throughout the region and internationally.
Prof. Jim Graves, Director Rehearses Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:00 noon
The University Singers is an auditioned ensemble of 12-14 singers specializing in the style of contemporary music and vocal jazz. Students will learn the art of tight vocal harmony, improvisation, and perform a variety of jazz styles. The group travels throughout the region and internationally.
Prof. Jim Graves, Director Rehearses Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00 pm
The Concert Choir is a large mixed ensemble that performs a sacred and secular repertoire throughout the year.
Prof. Jim Graves, Director Rehearses Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 pm
The Sound of the Storm Marching Band has completed its second season and follows the corps-style set up and design. The band has full wind instrumentation consisting of flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trumpet, marching horn, trombone, marching baritone, and sousaphone. The band is accompanied by a drumline, front ensemble, and color guard.
The Symphonic Band is a 55 member auditioned group that performs throughout the school year locally and overseas. The repertoire consists of a wide spectrum of secular and sacred literature encompassing marches, orchestral transcriptions, and the best of original music for wind ensemble.
Prof. Ricky Spears, Director Rehearses Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 pm
The Jazz Band is comprised of 15 players configured after the “Big Band” style of the 1930s and 40s. They perform many jazz standards as well as a more contemporary repertoire, encompassing both sacred and secular literature.
Ricky Spears, Director
Rehearses Monday and Wednesday at 4:30 pm
The Percussion Ensemble is open to all percussionists by audition. This group explores the gamut of music written for percussion and performs on campus every semester.
Dr. Patrick Womack, Director
Woodwind Chamber Ensemble
The Woodwind Chamber Ensemble is open to all wind players by audition. This group explores a wide variety of repertoire composed for this instrumentation and performs on campus every semester.
Logan Fish, Director
Brass Chamber Ensemble
The Brass Chamber Ensemble is open to all brass players by audition. This group explores a wide variety of repertoire composed for this instrumentation and performs on campus every semester.
Logan Fish, Director