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Ensembles

A Place for Everyone!

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.

 

Bands

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: All Choral Ensembles

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

Latin Music

Salsa del Rio, Orquesta del Rio, Mariachi Nueva Generación, Mariachi Lince de Oro, and Afro-Caribbean Hand Drumming

Auditions Required: All Salsa and Mariachi Ensembles; for Hand Drumming, contact Professor Samuel Lopez

Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra and University Orchestra

Auditions Required: Symphony Orchestra

No Audition Required: University Orchestra, email orchestra@txstate.edu

for rehearsal schedule and further details.

Gamelan Lipi Awan

No Audition/Experience Required and open to ALL Texas State students regardless of major! Contact Professor Gordon Jones for more information.