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Instrumental Ensembles

wind ensemble pictureWind Ensemble

The premier wind band at Muskingum University, the Wind Ensemble performs a wide variety of works, ranging from wind band classics to twenty-first century contemporary repertoire.  The Wind Ensemble performs several concerts each year as well as an annual tour.  Open to all students through audition. 

Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Walter Hall 127


picture of symphonic windsMuskingum Valley Symphonic Winds

The Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds is comprised of professional and talented amateur musicians from throughout southeastern Ohio.  The Symphonic Winds performs a wide variety of music, ranging from the standard repertoire to selections from the Broadway stage, in a yearly concert series, funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council.  Open to Muskingum faculty, staff, students, and community members through audition. 

Rehearsals: Select Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Walter Hall 127 


picture of saxesJazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble is devoted to studying and performing this uniquely American art form.  A wide range of repertoire, representing different style periods is performed.  A variety of ensembles are offered, ranging from small combos to a full big band.  Students have opportunities for improvisation and solo performances.  Open to all students through audition.

Rehearsals: Varies by semester. Fall 2015: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00, Walter Hall 127


marching band pictureMarching Band

The Marching Band performs at all home football games.  Open to students from all majors, the Marching Band provides spirit and energy that is an integral part of the game atmosphere.  Shows are designed, created, and taught through student direction, under the supervision of the Director of Bands.  For more information, click here or e-mail Aaron Jacob Vance,, or Dr. David Turrill,

Rehearsals: Fall semester only. Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Walter Hall 127


percussion ensemblePercussion Ensemble

The percussion ensemble performs repertoire for standard percussion ensemble as well as music for steel drum band.  Students are exposed to traditional, Latin American, and contemporary percussion techniques.  Open to all students through audition. 

Rehearsals: Fridays, Time TBA



SEOSO pictureSoutheastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra (SEOSO)

The Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra is a regional orchestra whose home is Muskingum University.  Students may join the orchestra through audition.  More informaion can be found at the SEOSO website at

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30 p.m., Brown Chapel


guitars pictureChamber Ensembles

Students learn and perform chamber music through participation in various small ensembles, including flute choir, clarinet choir, saxophone quartet, brass quintet, and guitar ensemble.  Chamber ensembles are coached by Department of Music faculty and perform at least once each semester.






Vocal Ensembles


concert choir pictureConcert Choir

The premier choral ensemble at Muskingum, the Concert Choir performs sacred and secular music from a variety of cultures and historical periods, from Renaissance to contemporary choral works.  The Concert Choir performs numerous concerts each year and an annual tour, and also collaborates with the Choral Society and Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra to present major choral-orchestral works.  Open to all students through audition. 

Rehearsals: Monday through Thursday, 3:30-4:20 p.m., Walter Hall 204


chamber singers pictureChamber Singers

The Chamber Singers are a select, mixed-voice chamber ensemble auditioned from within the membership of the Concert Choir.  In addition to singing and touring with the Concert Choir, the Chamber Singers perform for university functions, worship services, concerts, and civic events in New Concord and around the region. 

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Walter Hall 204




choral society pictureChoral Society

The Muskingum Choral Society is a "town and gown" choir, open both to Muskingum students and members of the surrounding community.  The Choral Society focuses on the presentation of large-scale choral works, frequently performing with the Concert Choir, Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, and Muskingum Valley Brass.  No audition required.

Rehearsals: Select Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Walter Hall 204


musical theatre pictureMusical Theatre Ensemble

The Musical Theatre Ensemble provides a creative approach to musical theatre and operatic scene study and performance.  Repertoire from musicals, operettas, and operas is studied each term and presented in a public performance.  Full musicals are regularly prepared and performed in collaboration with the Department of Theatre.  Open to all students.

Rehearsals: Varies by semester.




Men's Chorus

The Men's Chorus provides an opportunity for all men on campus to study and perform choral literature for male voices.  The Men's Chorus sings for chapel services and presents one concert performance each semester.  Open to all students, faculty, and staff.  No audition required.

Rehearsals: Fridays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Walter Hall 204


Women's Chorus

The Women's Chorus provides an opportunity for all women on campus to study and perform choral literature for treble voices.  The Women's Chorus sings for chapel services and presents one concert performance each semester.  Open to all students, faculty, and staff.  No audition required.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:20 p.m., Walter Hall 204