Ensembles Registration

Online registration will take place following auditions during Regular Add/Drop period. Included below is a list of courses available.

MUS 09 Collegium Musicum

Instructor - Gilliam
Day/Time/Location - TBD
The Collegium Musicum is a select student-led ensemble between 8 and 16 members drawn from the Davidson College Chorale. Collegium specializes in music of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of director required. Request director permission at chgilliam@davidson.edu
More information: Collegium Musicum

Auditions required first week of spring semester. Registration occurs after director confirms admission.

MUS 10 Davidson Singers

Instructor - Gilliam
Day/Time/Location - M 6:30-8:30 p.m., T 6:15-8:15 p.m., Sloan 201
An auditioned mixed vocal ensemble for experienced or novice choristers interested in learning more about the art of choral singing. Davidson Singers join the Davidson Choral Arts Society for their weekly Monday night rehearsals. Additionally, they rehearse one hour separately from the Choral Society each week. Concert engagements include a bi-annual performance with the Choral Arts Society, and appearances in other campus concerts and functions.
Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of director required. Request director permission at chgilliam@davidson.edu
More information: Davidson Singers

Auditions required first week of spring semester. Registration occurs after director confirms admission.

MUS 11 Jazz Ensemble

Instructor - Lawing B
Day/Time/Location - TTR 4:30-6:15 p.m., Sloan 202
An auditioned "big band" of approximately 18 musicians. The group rehearses and performs throughout the year with several events highlighting the schedule.
Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of director required. Request director permission at bilawing@davidson.edu
More information: Jazz Ensemble

MUS 12 Symphony Orchestra

Instructor - Keith
Day/Time/Location - MTR 4:30-6:15 p.m., Sloan 200
An auditioned ensemble of approximately 50 student musicians, performing a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque to the present. Performs 2-3 concerts per semester. Annually features student concerto competition winners and guest soloists.
Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of director required. Request director permission at takeith@davidson.edu
More information: Symphony Orchestra

MUS 13 Chorale

Instructor - Gilliam
Day/Time/Location - MTWR 5-6 p.m., Sloan 201
The premier choral ensemble at Davidson. A highly select, auditioned choir comprised of students from various academic disciplines, they perform the standard choral repertoire as well as newly composed and commissioned choral literature. The Chorale tours annually and represents Davidson College on the campus, regionally, and nationally.
Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of director by audition only. Request director permission at chgilliam@davidson.edu
More information: Chorale

Auditions required first week of spring semester. Registration occurs after director confirms admission.

MUS 15 Diction

Instructor - Thornton
Day/Time/Location - TBD
An introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet, vocal repertoire in a specific language, and the challenges of singing in the language. The languages alternate each year among English, Italian, German, and French.
Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of instructor required. Request instructor permission dithornton@davidson.edu

Available for registration in fall.

MUS 16 Flute Choir

Instructor - Gilpin
Day/Time/Location - TBD
Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of director required. Request director permission at shirlgilpin@gmail.com

MUS 17 Saxophone Quartet

Instructor - Gordon
Day/Time/Location - TBD
A small group ensemble for saxophonists interested in performing chamber music ranging from Bach transcriptions to modern day saxophone compositions.
Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of director required. Request director permission at Gcoolbreeze105@aol.com
More information: Saxophone Quartet

Available for audition in fall.

MUS 18 Jazz Combo

Instructor - Gordon
Day/Time/Location - TBD
An intimate ensemble for instrumentalists interested in performing small group jazz literature while placing a strong emphasis on jazz improvisation.
Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of director required. Request director permission at Gcoolbreeze105@aol.com
More information: Jazz Combo

MUS 19 Chamber Music

Instructor - Black
Day/Time/Location - TBD
Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of instructor required. Request instructor permission at alblack@davidson.edu

MUS 43 African Drumming Ensemble

Instructor - Snow
Day/Time/Location - TBD, Sloan 200
Prerequisites & Notes: No permission of instructor required.