For wind, brass, and percussion performers, the wind ensemble performs standard band literature and provides on- and off-campus performances. May include musicians from the community in addition to students and faculty.
The chamber orchestra is open to all string players by audition and performs standard chamber string literature. The chamber strings join with wind players from the Wind Ensemble to perform standard orchestral literature in three major concerts each year, including the annual Concerto Winners Concert.
Jazz Improvisation Ensemble
This group of instrumentalists performs in various jazz styles. Jazz improvisation is taught as a part of the ensemble. Performances are mostly on campus.