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Department of Music


Music Ensembles - Woodwinds

 

 

Flute Choir 

Kate Bergman, Director

The Emporia State University Flute Choir is open to any ESU student that plays the flute. Students register for this  ensemble as a class, MU391H. This group is regularly around ten to fifteen members, rehearsing weekly for ninety minutes (Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm).

Performing a variety of music, interested students have the opportunity to play school-owned piccolos, alto flutes, and a bass flute. They were selected by audition recording to perform at the Kansas Music Educators conventions in 2005, 2007, and 2009, and performed at the National Flute Association convention in Kansas City in 2008. Additional performances each semester include tours to area schools or nursing homes.

Course: Chamber Music - Flute Choir
Course Number: MU 691 H
Rehearsals: R; 4 - 5:30 pm
Room Number: Beach Hall 134

Flute Choir with Dr. Kate Bergman

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Clarinet Choir

Dawn McConkie, Director

This ensemble provides students with the opportunity to perform literature arranged or composed for the large clarinet ensemble. Students will have the opportunity to play Eb clarinet, Bass clarinet, Eb Contra and the Bb Contra Bass Clarinet. The ensemble will play both arrangements of well known pieces and music written specifically for the clarinet ensemble. There is no set number of members to a choir of clarinets and the group consists of 7 to twenty members.

Course: Chamber Music - Clarinet Choir
Course Number: MU 691 J
Rehearsals: T; 4 - 4:50 pm
Room Number: Beach Music Hall / Heath Recital Hall

Clarinet Choir

 


 

Saxophone Quartet & Ensemble

Dawn McConkie, Director

Saxophone Quartet is an ensemble reserved for students selected by the studio teacher. The program is a comprehensive and active course of study that provides a progressive performance experience in saxophone chamber music. The quartets prepare and perform repertoire covering a variety of genres from classical transcriptions to contemporary works and jazz pieces.

The Saxophone Ensemble (6-10 players) provides students the opportunity to play the color instruments of the saxophone family (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone) with both arrangements and the growing repertoire of pieces written specifically for the ensemble.

Course: Chamber Music - Saxophone Ensemble
Course Number: MU 691 K
Rehearsals: TBA
Room Number: Beach Hall 217

Saxophone Quartet

 


 

Chamber Winds and Student Woodwind Quintet

Dawn McConkie, Director

The ESU Chamber Winds and Quintet provides advanced training in the art of wind playing to students who have the necessary technical skills. During the semester, various works will be rehearsed for public performance. Additionally, the ensemble will read and rehearse other selected works in order to familiarize students with a variety of styles and enhance their knowledge of the repertoire.

Course: Chamber Music - Chamber Winds
Course Number: MU 391 A
Rehearsals: M - 4 pm; R - 6 pm
Room Number: Beach Hall