Ensembles


Make your performances memorable

Ensembles

Open to all students

Ensembles are open to all students regardless of major. These groups perform at formal and informal events on campus and throughout the community, giving students performance experience before large, diverse audiences.

SAU Ensembles also tour periodically throughout the Midwest and the United States.

We have Music Scholarships!

Listen to our Ensembles

We have nine groups for voice and instrument


SAU Chorale
Górecki's "Totus tuus"

Spring 2016

Bee Sharp
12 Days of Christmas

2012 Christmas Showcase Concert

Ensembles

SAU Marching Band

Come play with us!

Bee part of a collegiate marching band! We play pre-game, halftime, and post-game for the Fighting Bees home football games.

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Find your fit with an ensemble

Athletic Bands

Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. Contact Megan Cooney for more information.

SAU Fighting Bee Marching Band
The Athletic Band Program performs at home football games – including halftime – as well as other SAU community events. Meets Fall semester. 

SAU Fighting Bee Pep Band
The Pep Band provides upbeat, crowd-boosting music during Men's and Women's Basketball and Volleyball games, rallies, and other spirited events. Meets Spring semester.

Bee Sharp

An auditioned, all-male ensemble that performs a wide variety of music ranging from Classical and Renaissance to Broadway, Pop and Blues. Auditions take place the first week of classes.

Contact Dr. Nathan Windt for more information.

Bella Voce

An auditioned, all-female ensemble that performs literature ranging from Classical to Popular Music. Auditions take place the first week of classes.

Contact Dr. Nathan Windt for more information.

Chamber Singers

A select, mixed-voice chamber choir of 15-20 singers which performs literature for the chamber choir, particularly music of the Renaissance, Early Baroque, and Nineteenth-Century Vocal Chamber Music.

Auditions are the first week of classes.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:40-2:55 p.m. Contact Dr. Nathan Windt for more information.

Jazz Ensemble

Specializes in presenting jazz from all eras in addition to Latin, Funk, Fusion, Blues, and Rock.

Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Contact Dr. Nicholas Enz for more information.

String Ensemble

A select ensemble of students and community members. Membership is by audition.

Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. Auditions are the first week of classes. Contact Dr. Jim Fudge for more information.

STAMVOJA

A select ensemble of students who perform a wide range of music, including Jazz and Contemporary a cappella music, often in original arrangements. Membership is by audition.

Auditions take place the first week of classes.

Contact Dr. Thea Engelson for more information.

Symphonic Band

Performs the finest music available for the bond medium representing a variety of styles, genres, and time periods.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Contact Dr. Nicholas Enz for more information.

University Chorale

A select ensemble of students and community singers studying and performing significant choral literature of all periods and styles, including an emphasis on fascinating new works by living composers.

No formal audition is required; instead there is a brief vocal diagnostic to assess your range.

Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from Noon to 1:15 p.m. Contact Dr. Nathan Windt for more information.

Contact Us


William Campbell, PhD

Music Department
Galvin Fine Arts Center 111
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6145
CampbellWilliamG@sau.edu

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