Ensembles

Large Ensembles

MUS 184 - Cardinal Marching Band (Prof. Bill Wollner, Director of Bands)

The Cardinal Marching Band performs at all home football games, at a season ending concert and at other campus events during the fall semester. The band prepares 3 to 5 halftime shows each season drawing on music from the pop, rock, Latin and jazz repertoires.

Prerequisite: High school marching band experience or instructor permission.
Credits: 2 cr 
Notes: Open to all SVSU students. 

MUS 189 - Cardinal Singers (Prof. Kevin Simons, Director of Choirs)

A select chamber vocal ensemble that sings a variety of literature that is both accompanied and unaccompanied. 
For more information on choirs at SVSU please visit their website.
Prerequisite: Audition and instructor permission. 
Credits: 1 cr 

MUS 183 - Concert Band (Prof. Bill Wollner, Director of Bands)

The Concert Band reads, rehearses and performs a wide variety of music. This includes marches, show tunes, popular music and contemporary and standard works from the band and wind ensemble repertoire. Student soloists also perform with the band. The concert band performs an annual spring concert and at the spring commencement.
Prerequisite: High school band experience or instructor permission.
Credits: 1 cr 
Notes: Open to all SVSU students.

MUS 181 - Concert Choir (Prof. Kevin Simons, Director of Choirs)

A large vocal ensemble that sings a variety of literature that is both accompanied and unaccompanied. 
For more information on choirs at SVSU please visit their website.
Prerequisite: Prior membership or instructor permission.
Credits: 1 cr 

MUS 185 - Jazz Ensemble (Director: Prof. Jeff Hall)

Study and performance of classic and contemporary big band literature. Rehearsal twice a week with one performance at end of semester. Emphasis on correct style & improvisation. 
Prerequisite: Audition and instructor permission.
Credits: 1 cr 

 

Chamber Ensembles

MUS 399: Independent Study (Guitar Ensemble)-Director: Dr. Brad DeRoche

MUS 399: Independent Study (Low Brass Ensemble)-Director: Prof. Roger Weyersberg

MUS 290: Percussion Ensemble-Director: Dr. Brandon Haskett 

Flute Choir-Director: Dr. Townes Miller 

Others coached on an ad hoc basis by faculty