Any student may participate in a music ensemble, regardless of major, though some ensembles require an audition (see below chart for details). Music ensembles generally meet twice a week for 1.5 hours each time. Participation in a music ensemble does not conflict with the regular class schedule, and it is possible to perform in more than one ensemble in the same quarter.

Each ensemble is credit bearing (worth 1/5 of a unit per quarter).  You may also participate in more than one ensemble and/or combine private lessons (see below) with ensembles in any quarter. Up to five full total units of these courses may be applied toward graduation.

Ensemble Rehearsal Day/Time Location
The Academy Street Winds (Symphonic Band)


Dalton Theatre (LFA)
Jazz Band** T/TH-4:10-5:40pm (LFA) Rm 11
International Percussion Ensemble

Japanese Taiko: W-6:30-9pm

West African: T-7:00-9:00pm

(LFA) Rm 11
Kalamazoo Philharmonia Orchestra*


Additional 45 min./week TBD for sectionals

Dalton Theatre (LFA)
College Singers+ T/Th-4:10-5:40pm Stetson Chapel
Bach Festival Chorus* T-6:30-9pm Dalton Theatre (LFA)
Bayati Ensemble
(Arab/Turkish Music)

T 6:30-8:30pm

(LFA) Recital Hall

Improvisation Ensemble F 4:05-5:30pm (LFA) Room 11

*Audition required.

**The Jazz Ensemble has restricted seating that may require an audition.  Please see the director, Thomas Evans, for details.

+Please attend the first rehearsal, after which individual vocal evaluations may be set up by the director.