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Chamber Ensembles


Brass Choir

All APSU students are eligible to audition for the Brass Choir. The Choir performs music of various styles during four on-campus concerts and periodic off-campus performances.

Contact:
Professor Robert Waugh: waughr@apsu.edu; 931-221-7640

Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers is the premier choral ensemble of the university. Repertoire ranges from Renaissance motets to classical masterworks and highly challenging contemporary literature. In addition to annual holiday and spring concerts, the Chamber Singers regularly represent the music department on concert tours, at university functions, and serve as a lab choir for graduate conducting students.

The Chamber Singers are recognized as one of the most distinguished choral groups in the southeast, and have been selected to perform for regional and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference. Students earn one hour of credit for participating. Students interested in auditioning should contact Dr. Korre Foster, director of choral activities.

Contact:
Dr. Korre Foster: fosterk@apsu.edu; 931-221-7002

Clarinet Choir

Any interested clarinetist is eligible for the Clarinet Choir, without audition. The Choir performs a concert on campus each semester and, from time to time, at a public school or convalescent care center.

Contact:
Professor Mingzhe Wang: wangm@apsu.edu; 931-221-7631

Double Reed Ensemble

The Double Reed Ensemble is open to APSU students who play oboe, English horn, or bassoon as their primary instrument. The Ensemble performs both on- and off-campus several times each semester.

Contact:
Professor Jeanette Zyko: zykoj@apsu.edu; 931-221-6169

Flute Choir

Featuring all members of the flute family from alto flute to piccolo, the Flute Choir is open to all APSU students. The Choir performs at public schools, in the community and during an on-campus concert at the end of each semester.

Contact:
Dr. Lisa Read Wolynec: wolynecl@apsu.edu; 931-221-7684

Governors Singers

This chamber ensemble of 8-12 singers is designed to give students a pre-professional experience. The group centers around self-training, allowing students to individually prepare as they would in the professional world of singing.  

Contact:
Dr. Korre Foster: fosterk@apsu.edu; 931-221-7002

Guitar Ensemble

Guitar music majors are eligible for the Guitar Ensemble, which presents one major concert on campus each semester and performs off-campus at regional public schools and for various civic groups, such as Leadership Tennessee.

Contact:
Dr. Stanley Yates: yatess@apsu.edu; 931-221-7351

Horn Ensemble

Music majors studying the French horn participate in this ensemble, along with non-music majors and area citizens with the appropriate skill level and rehearsal availability. The Ensemble performs frequently during student recital hours, at local churches, in area high schools and in conjunction with brass ensemble concerts.

Contact:
Dr. Kristen Sienkiewicz: sienkiewiczk@apsu.edu; 931-221-7770

Jazz Collegians

The Jazz Collegians consist of 8-10 brass, 5 saxophones and a rhythm section which includes piano, drums, bass and guitar. The ensembles primary objective is performing music characteristic to the big band movement from the 1930’s to the present. The Jazz Collegians is open to all students by audition.

Contact:
Professor Robert Waugh: waughr@apsu.edu; 931-221-7640

Jazz Combo

Jazz Combo is open to any student with experience performing jazz. The ensemble performs twice each year, presenting a variety of jazz compositions.

Contact:
Professor David Steinquest: steinquestd@apsu.edu; 931-221-7033

Low Strings Ensemble

The Low Strings Ensemble is open to all APSU undergraduate and graduate students with experience playing cello or double bass. The ensemble performs at least once per semester on campus and/or in the community.

Contact:
Dr. Eli Lara: larae@apsu.edu; 931-221-7632

Percussion Ensemble

Any student with percussion experience is eligible for the Percussion Ensemble, which presents two concerts each year.

Contact:
Professor David Steinquest: steinquestd@apsu.edu; 931-221-7033

String Quartet

The string quartet is comprised of first and second violins, viola, and cello. The quartet gives various concert performances and serves as the ensemble for university events and awards ceremonies. 

Contact:
Dr. Emily Hanna Crane: cranee@apsu.edu; 931-221-6262

Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble

The Euphonium Ensemble is open to all APSU students. The Ensemble performs on campus five to six times each year, including “Octubafest,” student recitals, “APSU Holiday Collage Concert” and Brass Ensemble concerts.

Contact: 
Dr. Chris Vivio: vivioc@apsu.edu; 931-221-7824

Vocal Ease

This small, auditioned ensemble explores the lighter side of vocal music. Vocal Ease performs mostly the popular and jazz style choral music and includes a cappella literature as well as music performed with a jazz rhythm section.

Contact:
Professor Hollie Dueker: duekerh@apsu.edu; 931-221-7103

Woodwind Quintet

Instrumentalists compete for positions in the Woodwind Quintet, which includes a flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. The Quintet performs chamber music and serves as an outreach ensemble for the music department.

Contact:
Dr. Lisa Read Wolynec: wolynecl@apsu.edu; 931-221-7684