Student Ensembles

Music organizations on campus offer excellent performance opportunities. Faculty directors are accomplished performer/scholars in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Chamber Ensembles: Include Saxophone Quartet, Clarinet Quartet, Flute Choir, Flute Quartet, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Ensemble, Electric Bass Ensemble, and String Quartet.

College Choir: Members include students, faculty, and community musicians. Diverse programs range from medieval to modern and frequently include premiere works of contemporary original compositions. The choir recently performed at the National Cathedral.

College Concert Band: Student and local brass, woodwind, and percussion instrumentalists perform programs that stretch and test the abilities of each musician.

College Jazz Ensemble: Student instrumentalists gain facility in interpreting current jazz styles such as swing, Latin, fusion, and funk in the ensemble and Jazz Lab. The small group jazz workshops deal with improvisation and standard repertoire.

Collegium: Students and community members join together to sing and play replicas of Medieval and Renaissance instruments. Music written before 1700 is performed in a variety of settings both on- and off-campus.

Flute Quartet: By audition only. Select flute students study advanced quartet repertoire and perform on campus three or four times each year.

Gospel Choir: Composed of more than the thirty students, this choir performs traditional spirituals and contemporary gospel and premiere pieces.

Guitar Ensembles: A comprehensive survey by performance of the ensemble literature of diverse origins and styles for guitar. Public performances are given. Permission of the instructor is required for participation.

Madrigal Singers: A select group of voices present both on- and off-campus performances, recently including the National Cathedral, Kennedy Center, the Hartt School of Music, and public relations concerts for the Discovery Channel.

Musical Theatre/Opera Workshop: Students present a diverse selection of material ranging from Puccini to Sondheim.

Percussion Ensemble: Students explore a wide range of percussion instruments and performance styles. Watch them in action.

Westminster Symphony Orchestra: A collaborative effort of the McDaniel College and Carroll Community College Music Departments.