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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

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.

Mysterium

Mysterium

 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.