Ensembles epitomize our musical family at Texas State through cooperation, diversity, and a sense of shared responsibility and achievement. Above all, lifelong friendships and a passion for music are developed within a framework of communal music-making.
The School of Music provides an abundance of opportunities to share your musical abilities with others. Ensembles explore a rich variety of musical styles, and range from large concert ensembles (choirs, orchestras, bands) to more intimate groups (jazz combos, string quartets, like-instrument ensembles), and music of other cultures (mariachi, salsa, Gamelan).
We are proud of our record of performances that all the ensembles undertake. There are opportunities to travel state-wide, nationally, and internationally, in addition to performances on-campus and in the local community.
All ensembles are open to all Texas State students, regardless of major. Some require an audition; others do not.
Athletic Bands: Bobcat Marching Band (BMB) and Bobcat Basketball Band (B3)
Concert Ensembles: Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, and Concert Band
Auditions Required: Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, BMB Drumline, Colorguard, and Twirlers, B3 Final Tournament Ensemble and Drumset
University Chorale, University Singers, Men's Choir, Women's Choir, and VocaLibre
Auditions Required: University Chorale, University Singers, and VocaLibre
Opera Workshop, Opera Theatre, and Opera Production
Auditions Required: All Opera Ensembles
Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Lab Band, and Jazz Combos
Auditions Required: All Jazz Bands and Combos
Salsa del Rio, Orquesta del Rio, Mariachi Nueva Generación, Mariachi Lince de Oro, and Afro-Caribbean Hand Drumming
Symphony Orchestra and University Orchestra
Auditions Required: Symphony Orchestra; for University Orchestra information email email@example.com
No Audition/Experience Required and open to ALL Texas State students regardless of major! Contact Professor Gordon Jones for more information.