Ensembles

Instrumental

Choral

Wind Ensemble - An auditioned group comprised of wind and percussion students, specializing in challenging, contemporary repertoire. Collegiate Choir - An auditioned ensemble that is dedicated to the performance of the finest sacred and secular choral music of the past five centuries. 
Symphonic Winds - An auditioned group, comprised of music majors and liberal arts students, which performs a variety of sophisticated concert band repertoire.

University Choir -A larger mixed choir open to all students by preliminary placement hearing. The choir performs sacred and secular choral literature of different styles and periods.

Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra - A School of Music / community orchestra that specializes in large orchestral and choral / orchestral literature. Chamber Singers - A select ensemble of 16-20 voices open to all students in the university by audition.  The choir presents concerts of vocal chamber literature.
Titan Band - This group provides music and entertainment for on-campus sporting event, is non-auditioned, and is open to all students of the University.  

Jazz

Opera

Jazz Ensemble - An auditioned ensemble that began when Dr. Thomas Streeter started the jazz program at Illinois Wesleyan in 1972. The band has performed in the US and internationally. The Jazz Ensemble is currently directed by Dr. Timothy Pitchford.

Opera Theatre - Annual performances of operatic excerpts and full-scale productions.  Recent productions have included La Boheme, Le Nozze di Figaro,  Iolanthe , and Gianni Schicchi.

Jazz Lab Band - Available to any campus student without audition who is interested in gaining experience with jazz performance.  Secondary instruments are encouraged in the band and all music education majors are encouraged to participate to gain jazz experience.  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Upcoming Performances


February 13
Symphonic Winds & University Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m. 

February 14
Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra, Concerto Aria Concert,
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 
7:30 p.m.

February 28
Wind Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m. 

March 18
Collegiate Choir Tour Home Concert, Wesley United Methodist Church, 8 p.m. 

March 29 
Opera, 7:30 p.m.

April 1
Chamber Singers Concert, Evelyn Chapel, 8 p.m. 

April 3 
Jazz Lab Band and Symphonic Winds Concert, 8 p.m. 

April 11
Illinois Welseyan Civic Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts,
7:30 p.m.

April 13
Spring Choral Concert, 
Wesley United Methodist Church,
4 p.m.

 

Upcoming Performances


February 13
Symphonic Winds & University Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m. 

February 14
Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra, Concerto Aria Concert,
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 
7:30 p.m.

February 28
Wind Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m. 

March 18
Collegiate Choir Tour Home Concert, Wesley United Methodist Church, 8 p.m. 

March 29 
Opera, 7:30 p.m.

April 1
Chamber Singers Concert, Evelyn Chapel, 8 p.m. 

April 3 
Jazz Lab Band and Symphonic Winds Concert, 8 p.m. 

April 11
Illinois Welseyan Civic Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts,
7:30 p.m.

April 13
Spring Choral Concert, 
Wesley United Methodist Church,
4 p.m.