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.
Auditions Required: All Jazz Bands and Combos
No Audition/Experience Required and open to ALL Texas State students regardless of major! Contact Director Claire Richardson for more information.
The Texas State Mysterium for New Music is a music ensemble founded in 1990 by Russell Riepe, Professor Emeritus of Music Composition Texas State University. Currently under the direction of Richard Hall, the group pays homage not only to the performance of celebrated contemporary composers, but to the presentation and promotion of new and often improvisational works in the sound-arts.