Membership in University music groups is open to qualified students with the consent of the instructor. Music majors must be enrolled in a major ensemble each quarter in attendance with the exception of Music Education majors doing student teaching. Courses may be repeated for additional credit.
Some University-owned instruments are available for band and orchestra. Purchase of concert attire is required for some ensembles.
OPERA SCENES/WORKSHOP (MUPF 271 & 371)
Aram Barsamian, M.Mus., director
Preparation of recitatives, arias, duets, ensembles and scenes from the operatic literature, including choruses, for performance during the quarter. Works will be staged with costumes or performed concert style. Attention will be given to appropriate style and performance practice. Prerequisite: Audition
UNIVERSITY CHORALE (MUPF 227A & 377A
A choral ensemble for the general student who enjoys singing but has limited time for rehearsals and performances. Limited performances. Prerequisite: No audition is necessary to participate. Students will be assessed for vocal placement in the group.
CHAMBER SINGERS (MUPF 277B & 377B)
A select touring choral ensemble for the serious choral student. Members are required to be enrolled in private lessons. Prerequisite: Audition and membership in the University Chorale.
LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (MUPF 279 & 379
Open to all qualified students by audition. The La Sierra Symphony Orchestra performs significant orchestral literature. Repertoire includes music for chamber orchestra and full orchestra. Prerequisite: Audition
JAZZ ENSEMBLE (MUPF 285 B & 385B)
Open to all players with an interest in jazz improvisation, including the development of the playing of small-group jazz. Jazz theory, styles, compositions and practice techniques are explored. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
BIG BAND (MUPF 285D)
A select group of La Sierra University’s best jazz musicians form this ensemble. Open to all students at the University. This ensemble performs each quarter in Hole Memorial Auditorium, and participates in numerous outreach projects throughout the year. Prerequisite: Audition
WIND ENSEMBLE (MUPF 286 & 386)
Open to all qualified students by audition. The Wind Ensemble performs music from all periods and styles, with emphasis on significant wind music for small and large wind band. Prerequisite: Audition
OTHER STUDENT CHAMBER GROUPS