Join an Ensemble!

If you love to make music, there are multiple possibilities for you to share your passion and gifts with others at Walla Walla University. In addition to two choirs, we have a wind symphony, a full symphony orchestra, a steel band, a big band, a brass quintet, and various other small ensembles for you to consider.
 


CreditsRehearsal times
0-1 hr.
credit
Tuesday and Thursday
12:00–12:50 p.m.


University Singers 

Director: Dr. Kraig Scott

The University Singers are Walla Walla University’s general choir. Membership in University Singers is open to all students, faculty, staff, and community musicians; entrance by audition. The University Singers perform one major concert performance per quarter plus performances for church services.

Choral auditions are September 19-23, 2022. 
Sign up in the Fine Arts Center (FAC) lobby.


CreditsRehearsal times
0-1 hr.
credit
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
12:00–12:50 p.m.


ICantori of Walla Walla University

Director: Dr. Kraig Scott

The university’s select choir, an auditioned group chosen from the entire student body, enjoys a history of touring that began in 1929. Renamed ICantori (Italian: “the singers”) in 1979, the ensemble has traveled extensively in the Pacific Northwest and western United States, and most recently, New York City and Washington D.C. Performances include sacred and secular classical choral repertoire in concert and on tour, plus church and local performances. Required membership in University Singers.

Choral auditions are September 19-23, 2022. 
Sign up in the Fine Arts Center (FAC) lobby.


CreditsRehearsal times
0-1 hr.
credit
Monday and Thursday
7:00–8:30 p.m.


Symphony Orchestra

Director: Professor Brandon Beck

Open to all students, faculty, staff, and community musicians. Membership by audition. Local and church performances plus touring.

Symphony Orchestra auditions are September 26-30, 2022.
Sign ups available from September 19, in Fine Arts Center room 111.


CreditsRehearsal times
0-1 hr.
credit
Full rehearsals are on
Tuesday, Thursday | 5:15–6:15 p.m.
Brass and percussion sectionals
Monday | 5:15–6:15 p.m.
Woodwinds sectionals
Wednesday | 5:15–6:15 p.m.


Wind Symphony

Director: Professor Brandon Beck

Open to all students, with entrance by audition. This is a traditional concert band that performs locally and does some off-campus touring. Wind Symphony members rehearse three times a week.

Wind Symphony auditions are September 26-30, 2022.
Sign ups available from September 19, in Fine Arts Center room 111.


CreditsRehearsal times
0-1 hr.
credit
Wednesday
7:00-8:30 p.m.


Big Band

Director: Professor Brandon Beck

Traditional big band with vocalists that performs a variety of musical styles including jazz and popular music. Open to all students and staff by audition. Performances include concerts and special events on and off campus.

Big Band auditions are September 26-30, 2022. 
Sign ups available from September 19, in Fine Arts Center room 111.


CreditsRehearsal times
0-1 hr.
credit
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
12:00–12:50 p.m.


Steel Band

Director: Professor Brandon Beck

A Caribbean style steel band that performs music representative of the Caribbean, other world music styles, and classical music in sacred and secular contexts. On-campus and local performances, with some off-campus touring.

Steel Band auditions are September 26-30, 2022.
Sign ups available from September 19, in Fine Arts Center room 111.


CreditsRehearsal times
0-1 hr.
credit
For more information contact
kraig.scott@wallawalla.edu


String Quartet

Director: Dr. Kraig Scott

Prerequisite: Membership in Symphony Orchestra or permission from instructor. On-campus, church, and local performances as well as off-campus touring. Membership by audition.


CreditsRehearsal times
0-1 hr.
credit
For more information, contact
jihnyang.park@wallawalla.edu


Piano Ensemble

Director: Jihnyang Park


CreditsRehearsal times
0-1 hr.
credit
For more information contact
brandon.beck@wallawalla.edu


Brass Ensemble

Director: Professor Brandon Beck

Prerequisite: Membership in Wind Symphony or special permission from the instructor. On-campus and local performances, with some off-campus touring. Possible ensembles include a brass quintet or a brass choir.


CreditsRehearsal times
0-1 hr.
credit
For more information contact
brandon.beck@wallawalla.edu


Woodwind Ensemble

Director: Professor Brandon Beck

Prerequisite: Membership in Wind Symphony or permission from instructor. On-campus and local performances, with some off-campus touring. Possible ensembles include a flute choir, woodwind quintet, saxophone ensemble, and a clarinet quintet or choir


CreditsRehearsal times
0-1 hr.
credit
For more information contact
brandon.beck@wallawalla.edu


Harp Ensemble

Director: Professor Brandon Beck

Harp duos, trios, quartets, or larger groups under the direction of the harp instructor. On-campus, church, and local performances.