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Music Ensembles

Join a Wittenberg music ensemble! They are open to all students regardless of major.

For further information on any of the music ensembles listed below, feel free to email the director/conductor. Each ensemble may be taken for 1 or 0 semester hours of credit. Come see our ensembles perform! Details are on our Music Events Calendar.

Wittenberg Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra

Open to all string players (students, faculty, staff, and members of the Springfield community). Woodwind, brass, and percussion players also perform, as repertoire requires.
Rehearsals  T & Th 2:45-3:45, Krieg 100
Conductor  Dr. Brandon Jones (bjones@wittenberg.edu)
To join  Audition during the first week of classes, room 413 Krieg Hall (the music building). A solo/etude and major scales, plus some sight reading.

Click below to sign up for auditions. 

 

Handbell Choir

Handbell Choir

Performs in Weaver Chapel for holiday services and festivals and presents an annual spring concert.
Rehearsals  F 3:30-4:35, Krieg 223
Director  Mrs. Trudy Faber (tfaber@wittenberg.edu)
To join  Must be able to read either treble or bass clef fluently, count easily in all time signatures, and perform precisely in time. Contact the director via email.

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble

A full big band with saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section that performs music including swing, Latin, and rock fusion.
Rehearsals  T & Th 6:15-7:15, Krieg 100
Director  Dr. Thomas Zinninger (zinningert@wittenberg.edu)
To join  New students, contact the director via e-mail to schedule an audition (improvise on a tune of your choice or play a short prepared excerpt; plus some sight reading) during the first week of classes at rehearsal time. Returning students, send e-mail to indicate your intention to continue with the ensemble.

Opera Studio
Opera Studio

Opera Studio

Presents two productions per year.
Rehearsals  Th 2:45-3:45, Krieg 300
Director  Ms. Fotina Naumenko (naumenkof@wittenberg.edu)
To join  Contact the director via email or come to the first rehearsal during the first week of classes.

Wittenberg Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band

The largest instrumental group on campus, and is open to Wittenberg students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the Springfield community.
Rehearsals  M & W 4:45-6:15, Krieg 100
Conductor  Dr. Brandon Jones (bjones@wittenberg.edu)
To join  Audition during the first week of classes, room 413 Krieg Hall (the music building). A solo/etude and major scales, plus some sight reading.

Click below to sign up for auditions. 

Wittenberg Choir

Wittenberg Choir

An SATB ensemble, is the singing ambassador for Wittenberg. In addition to performing each semester on campus, they tour each spring semester, performing sacred and secular repertoire throughout the region, state, and country.
Rehearsals  M 6:15-7:15; T & Th 4:30-6:05, Krieg 300
Conductor  Dr. Erik Zinter (zintere@wittenberg.edu)
To join  Audition during New Student Days up to the first week of classes. Sign up for a time on the sheet outside room 407 in Krieg Hall (the music building) or email the conductor. No prepared solo is required.

Wittenberg Singers

Wittenberg Singers

An SSAA women's choir that performs both sacred and secular music. They perform in major university events and present a concert each semester.
Rehearsals  T & Th 6:05-7:15, Krieg 300
Conductor  Dr. Erik Zinter (zintere@wittenberg.edu)
To join  Audition during New Student Days up to the first week of classes. Sign up for a time on the sheet outside room 407 in Krieg Hall (the music building) or email the conductor. No prepared solo is required.

H.M.S. Pinafore
Drood
Drood

Musical Theatre Productions

Jointly produced by the Music Department and the Department of Theatre and Dance. These productions, directed by faculty, are presented in Chakeres Memorial Theatre. Students cast in major roles may enroll in Music Theatre Production for credit.

Chamber Ensembles are formed in response to student interest. Some of these groups are composed entirely of students; others include both students and faculty.

 

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Witt Chamber Orchestra

Symphonic Band

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