Music Department

Ensembles

In addition to providing a valuable educational experience to our music majors, the ensembles at Indiana University Southeast welcome members of the community in addition to all IU Southeast students, faculty, and staff.

INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES

IU Southeast Orchestra

IUS OrchestraThe Orchestra explores the riches of the symphonic repertoire. Along with symphonies, orchestral literature in all styles and from all stylistic periods is performed, including concertos, operatic repertoire and major choral/orchestral works.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., OG 160

Director: Dr. Joanna Goldstein

To inquire about joining the IU Southeast Orchestra, contact the director at 812.941.2345, or e-mail jgoldste@ius.edu.

IU Southeast Concert Band

IUS Concert BandThe Concert Band performs the highest quality literature, from band classics to the latest international contemporary works. Versatility and variety mark the tradition of the Concert Band.

Rehearsals: Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., OG 160

Director: Philip Thomas

To inquire about joining the IU Southeast Concert Band, contact Phil Thomas by e-mail pthoma01@ius.edu.

Commonwealth Brass Band

Commonwealth Brass BandThe Commonwealth Brass Band — an Ensemble In Residence at IU Southeast — is based on the English style of Brass Bands. Repertoire is selected to highlight this tradition. The Brass Band takes part in national brass band competitions.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., OG 160

Director: J. Jerome Amend
Associate Director: Anita Cocker Hunt

To inquire about joining the Commonwealth Brass Band, contact the director at jjjamend@ius.edu.

IU Southeast Guitar Ensemble

IUS Guitar EnsembleSpring semester only

Rehearsals: Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Stiefler Recital Hall

Director: Andrew Rhinehart

To inquire about joining the Guitar Ensemble, contact the director at adrhineh@ius.edu.

IU Southeast Percussion Ensemble

IUS Percussion EnsembleSpring semester only

Rehearsals: Mondays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., OG 160

Director: Mark Tate

To inquire about joining the Percussion Ensemble, contact the director at martate@ius.edu.

Chamber Ensembles

IUS Chamber EnsemblesIUS Chamber ensembles offer work and performance in small ensembles, including Brass Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, and various piano and instrumental combinations. Assignments to and supervision of these ensembles will be made through the coordination of the private instructors involved.

(IU Southeast students only.)

VOCAL ENSEMBLES

IU Southeast is committed to serving students, faculty, staff, and community members with a wide variety of singing experiences. Our choral ensembles are open to everyone who loves to sing and enjoys the opportunity to explore a wide range of literature. Each year, the choirs collaborate with the IUS Orchestra for a performance of major works that focuses primarily on the masterpieces of the choral/orchestral repertoire.  In addition, the ensembles also explore some of the more traditional choral pieces from various time periods and parts of the world.

Whether you are a graduate student or freshman, experienced or novice, the Indiana University Southeast’s choral program has an ensemble for you!

IU Southeast Concert Choir

IUS Concert BandThe Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble of the University, consisting primarily of music majors and students with previous singing experience. The ensemble performs outstanding and highly varied choral literature drawn from all styles and historical periods, with an emphasis on traditional college repertoire and major choral works. The Concert Choir presents four to five concerts on campus each year, as well as some off-campus performances. Audition is required.

Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Stiefler Recital Hall

Director: Aaron Lundy

To inquire about joining the IU Southeast Concert Choir, contact the director at lundya@ius.edu.

IU Southeast Community Chorus

The Community Chorus is open to IUS students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. Mainly composed of community members, the group performs a variety of literature, including major works, and often combines with the Concert Choir. The Community Chorus presents four to five concerts on campus each year, as well as some off-campus performances. The group also participates in IUS’s popular Holiday Pops Concert every year. Although formal auditions are not required, participants must schedule an appointment with the director for placement in the ensemble.

Participation is free of charge and the music is provided.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Stiefler Recital Hall
Director: Aaron Lundy

To inquire about joining the IU Southeast Community Chorus, contact the director at lundya@ius.edu.

IU Southeast Ensembles Mission Statement

The mission of the performing ensembles at Indiana University Southeast is consistent with that University in its objectives. All Indiana University performing ensembles are open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. While each ensemble has different audition and acceptance policies, all ensembles are committed to the following goals:

Creating an educational environment wherein Indiana University music students are encouraged and enabled to develop the performing skills and experiences consistent with an undergraduate education in music and which reflect the goals and scope of an undergraduate degree in music

Providing opportunities for faculty, staff and members of the community to participate in music through ensemble participation

Achieving the highest musical standards in rehearsal and performance

Selecting and performing the highest quality repertoire available for each ensemble

Enriching the cultural climate of the region by offering regular concerts on our campus and in the community at large which are open to the public

Since IU Southeast is first and foremost an institution for learning, we have a responsibility to provide a quality educational program for our student population. By the time a student graduates from Indiana University Southeast, he/she must have obtained sufficient experience in ensemble performance at an advanced level. Because of this, the directors of ensembles at Indiana University Southeast are obligated to place active students in leadership roles that will provide them with this very important aspect of their education. Although open to all students, faculty, staff and community, the criteria for and decisions on acceptance, chair assignments, and solo opportunities are to be made at the discretion of the director in light of the above mission statement.

 

EVENTS

  • MUSIC DEPARTMENT
    AUDITIONS

    Aug21

  • FALL 2013
    CLASSES BEGIN

    Aug26

  • KENTUCKY CENTER
    CHAMBER PLAYERS

    Jun16