Make your performances memorable

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.

SAU Chorale
Górecki's "Totus tuus"

Spring 2016

Bee Sharp
12 Days of Christmas

2012 Christmas Showcase Concert


Find your fit with an ensemble

Choose from acapella, symphonic, certain genres, and more. Click below.

Bee Sharp

An auditioned, all-male ensemble performing a wide variety of music ranging from Classical and Renaissance, all the way to Broadway, Pop and Blues.

LISTEN Rocky Road to Dublin, traditional Irish (mp3)

Chamber Singers

An auditioned ensemble of about 12 singers who perform repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to Broadway.

LISTEN Soon Ah Will be Done, William L. Dawson (mp3)

Jazz Ensemble

Explore a wide variety of jazz and jazz-influenced styles. Students must audition for this group.

LISTEN Stompin' on a Riff, David Bergen (mp3)

String Ensemble

The St. Ambrose University String Ensemble provides SAU students and select community musicians an opportunity to perform orchestral string music.

LISTEN In the Hall of the Mountain King, Edvard Grieg (mp3)


The St. Ambrose Vocal Jazz (STAMVOJA) is a select, auditioned ensemble which performs music ranging from jazz to contemporary a cappella.

LISTEN Frim Fram Sauce (mp3)

Symphonic Band

The primary instrumental group on campus, the Symphonic Band is open to students of all majors and gives several concerts throughout the year.

LISTEN March: Seventeen Come Sunday, Ralph Vaughn Williams (mp3)

University Chorale

This non-auditioned mixed choral group is comprised of students from all majors performing a wide variety of music from many stylistic and historical periods.

Exsultate, justi, John Williams (mp3)
Stars, Eriks Esenvalds (mp3)

Contact Us

William Campbell, PhD

Music Department
Galvin Fine Arts Center
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 50 programs and 26 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!