Participation in School of Music ensembles is not limited to just music majors and minors! Listed below are ensemble experiences and their registration policies offered at CMU.

Auditions will be held the first week of class during the fall semester
unless otherwise stated.

Bands

For questions please contact Dr. James Batcheller: batch1jc@cmich.edu
Marching Band: MUS 186M
Auditions held during summer orientation.
This section includes Marching Band and Concert Bands.

University Band: MUS 186U
W 6:30-7:45
Open to all students with previous experience, no audition required.

Orchestras

Directed by Dr. José-Luis Maúrtua: maurt1j@cmich.edu
(Concert) Orchestra: MUS 185
SUN: 4:00-6:00
Open to all students with previous experience.
Placement auditions held during the first week of classes.

Symphony Orchestra: Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion: MUS 185A
T/TH 2:00-3:50
Symphony Orchestra: Strings: MUS 185B
T/TH 2:00-3:50 & W 3:30-4:20
Open by audition to all students. Auditions held during the first week of classes.

Choirs

Directed by Dr. Charles Amon Eady: eady1ca@cmich.edu

Festival Chorus: MUS 180
M 7:00-8:50
Open to all students, no audition required.

Concert Choir: Alto/Soprano: MUS 183A
T/TH & F 2:00-2:50
Concert Choir: Tenor/Bass: MUS 183B
MWF 2:00-2:50
Open by audition to all students. Auditions held during the first week of classes.

Chamber Singers: MUS 282A
MW 3:00-3:50 & T/TH 4:00-4:50
Open by audition to all students. Auditions held during the first week of classes.

Chorus Auditions

Saturday & Sunday, August 24th & 25th from 1:00-6:00pm in the Music Building, Room 157
Monday, August 26th from 2:00-6:00pm in the Music Building, Room 157
Students are expected to sing one song of their choosing without accompaniment.

Jazz Ensembles

Directed by Robbie Smith: smith2rm@cmich.edu
Participation in the jazz ensembles is limited and competitive
.

Percussion Ensemble

Please contact Andrew Spencer: spenc1a@cmich.edu
Enrollment in this ensemble is by permission of the instructor only.

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Classes with a Musical Perspective

MUS 110: Music In Society
Fulfills University Program Group I:B

MUS 114: Listening Experience
Fulfills University Program Group I:B

MUS 115: Music of the Caribbean: Salsa to Reggae
Fulfills University Program Group IV:B

MUS 213: Jazz: An American Art Form
Fulfills University Program Group I:B

MUS 310: Music and the Mind
Fulfills University Program Group I:B

MUS 313: Musics of the World
Fulfills University Program Group I:B