Ensembles

Participate in Ensembles at Albion!

Open to students of any major

More than 170 students participate in the performing ensembles sponsored by the Music Department. Ensembles are directed by faculty members and open to all students on campus. Below are links to each ensemble where you will find descriptions as well as contact information should you wish to participate.

All ensembles perform regularly scheduled concerts in Goodrich Chapel as well as in venues across campus, within the Albion community, and abroad. For a complete listing of concerts each semester, visit our concert schedule.

 

BRITISH EIGHTH MARCHING BAND (Fall Semester Only)

MUS 121 (.25 units) – CRN 8058
Monday: 5:30 – 6:30pm, Wednesday & Friday: 4:45 – 6:30pm
Auditions for participation & part assignment on the first day of band camp
For audition and participation information, contact Dr. “Mac” McIlhagga at

 

SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE (Spring Semester Only)

MUS 122 (.25 units) – CRN
Dr. Samuel McIlhagga, director
Monday: 5:30 – 7:30pm, Wednesday: 4:45 – 6:30pm
Auditions for participation & part assignment during Fall semester (Late November)
For audition information, contact Dr. “Mac” McIlhagga at

 

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

MUS 124 (.25 units) – CRN 8059
Dr. Samuel McIlhagga, director
Monday: 4:45 – 5:30pm, Tuesday & Thursday: 4:45 – 6:45pm
Auditions for acceptance during the first week of classes
For audition information, contact Dr. “Mac” McIlhagga at

 

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MUS 125 (.25 units) – CRN 8060
Dr. James Ball, director
Tuesday Only: 7:00 – 10:00pm
Auditions for acceptance during the first week of classes
For audition information, contact Dr. Ball at

 

CONCERT CHOIR

MUS 131 (.25 units) | CRN 8065
Dr. Clayton Parr, director
Tuesday and Thursday: 4:45 – 6:30pm
Students are able to sign up for the class before they audition
For audition information, contact Dr. Parr at

 

BRITON SINGERS

MUS 132 (.25 units) | CRN 8066
Dr. Clayton Parr, director
Monday and Wednesday: 4:45 – 6:30pm
Members chosen by audition from Concert Choir
For audition information, contact Dr. Parr at

 

Every other year, Albion College holds an Opera Workshop. For more information, please contact Dr. Maureen Balke at .

 

In addition to these large ensembles, there are also smaller chamber emsembles including:

Guitar Ensemble
Flute Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Brazilian Drumming Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
String Ensemble
Jazz Combo