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Student Music Ensembles

Information on McDaniel's varied musical performing opportunities and a collection of some of our recent virtual performances.

A Cappella Ensemble: A select ensemble of singers, which explores unaccompanied choral music from diverse stylistic periods.

African Drum Ensemble: The Student African Drum Ensemble performs under the direction of music faculty member Pape Demba “Paco” Samb, a Senegalese griot.

McDaniel Concert Band

College Band: Directed by Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick, the College Band features nearly 50 musicians, including McDaniel students, as well as McDaniel faculty members, band alumni and community musicians, performing everything from classical to pops.

College Choir: The McDaniel College Choir, led by Kyle Engler, presents music from diverse locales and historical eras. Pianist Peggy Brengle serves as accompanist.

G4 Saxophone Quartet: McDaniel College’s G4 Saxophone Quartet performs under the direction of David Duree.

Gospel Choir: Under the direction of music lecturer Shelley Ensor, McDaniel College’s Gospel Choir performs traditional and contemporary gospel music, as well as spirituals.

Jazz Ensemble: Directed by music lecturer Tim Jenkins, the McDaniel Jazz Ensemble performs diverse styles of jazz, including classic big band swing, bebop, Latin, Funk, Jazz-rock and classic blues.

Westminster Symphony Orchestra: Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick directs the orchestra, which is comprised of McDaniel students, as well as students from Carroll Community College and community musicians.