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Let’s make music!

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.

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.

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Credits Rehearsal times
0-1 hr. credit Tuesday and Thursday | 12–12:50 p.m.

I Cantori of Walla Walla University 

Director: Dr. Kraig Scott

The university’s select choir, an auditioned group chosen from the 1,900-member student body, enjoys a history of touring that began in 1929. Renamed I Cantori (Italian: “the singers”) in 1979, the ensemble has traveled extensively in the Pacific Northwest and western United States and appeared also in Canada, Russia, and Romania. A smaller select choral group with entrance by audition. Performances include sacred and secular classical choral repertoire in concert and on tour, plus church and local performances. Required membership in University Singers.

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Credits Rehearsal times
0-1 hr. credit Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 12–12:50 p.m.

Brandon Beck directs the WWU Symphony Orchestra in a performance.

Symphony Orchestra

Director: Professor Brandon Beck

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

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Credits Rehearsal times
0-1 hr. credit Monday and Thursday | 7–8:30 p.m.

WWU student plays the flute in a wind symphony concert.

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.

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Credits Rehearsal times
0-1 hr. credit Full rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday | 5:15–6:15 p.m.
Brass and percussion sectional rehearsals on Monday | 5:15–6:15 p.m.
Woodwinds sectional rehearsals on Wednesday | 5:15–6:15 p.m.

The WWU steel band performs in the Gesa Power House Theatre.

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.

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Credits Rehearsal times
0-1 hr. credit Monday, Wednesday, and Friday | 12–12:50 p.m.

A student performs in the WWU brass ensemble.

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.

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Credits Rehearsal times
0-1 hr. credit Contact Brandon.Beck@wallawalla.edu for more information.

WWU students perform in a holiday Big Band concert.

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.

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Credits Rehearsal times
0-1 hr. credit Wednesday | 7-8:30 p.m.

WWU student plays a saxophone solo in the wind ensemble.

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

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Credits Rehearsal times
0-1 hr. credit Contact Brandon.Beck@wallawalla.edu for more information.

A WWU student plays the harp in concert.

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.

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Credits Rehearsal times
0-1 hr. credit Contact Brandon.Beck@wallawalla.edu for more information.

The WWU string quartet performs onstage in the annual PRISM concert.

String Quartet

Director: Dr. Lyn Ritz

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

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Credits Rehearsal times
0-1 hr. credit Contact Lyn.Ritz@wallawalla.edu for more information.
Last update on March 13, 2018