Ensembles, Workshops, and Seminars
Huntington University offers several options to perform in vocal or instrumental ensembles or to participate in workshops and seminars.
Chamber Orchestra 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.
Students are chosen for this 16- to 36-voice mixed ensemble through a rigorous audition process. This group is the premiere performing ensemble for Huntington University. Repertoire includes major choral literature, early music, and contemporary works for small ensemble.
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.
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.
Workshops and Seminars
A weekly workshop seminar where accompanists work with soloists and are coached by the accompanying faculty to polish the ensemble for chamber music performances.
Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop
An acting, singing, and stage movement workshop culminating in scenes for performance from musical theatre, operetta, and opera.