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Music Ensembles

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

Music Scholarship Auditions

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: Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30–4:30 pm, Krieg 100
  • Conductor: Ms. Katherine Harford (harfordk@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.

Flute Choir
Flute Choir

Performs a concert on campus each semester, often in collaboration with other Wittenberg ensembles.

  • Rehearsals: Monday 3:30–4:30 pm, Krieg 300
  • Director: Ms. Lori Akins (lakins@wittenberg.edu)
  • To join: Flutists with moderate or better level of playing skills are encouraged to join. Attend the first rehearsal (first week of classes); no formal audition.

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: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:15–7:15 pm, Krieg 100
  • Director: Dr. Garin Webb (webbg@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.

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. (Photo credit: Meghan Nadzam.)

  • Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:45–6:15 pm, 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.

Wittenberg Choir
Wittenberg Choir

An SATB ensemble, Wittenberg Choir 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 Monday 6:15–7:15 pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30–6:05 pm, Krieg Recital Hall
  • 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. A prepared solo is not required.

Wittenberg Singers
Wittenberg Singers

An SSAA women’s choir that performs at major university events. In addition, they present a concert each semester.

  • Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:45–5:45 pm, Krieg Recital Hall
  • 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. A prepared solo is not 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 and at the Wittenberg Lab 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.

Symphonic Band
(Photo credit: Meghan Nadzam)

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