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Symphony Orchestra

The Austin Peay State University Symphony Orchestra is a 60-member ensemble including students from a variety of majors as well as advanced community members from the Middle Tennessee area.

The orchestra is dedicated to performing a wide variety of symphonic works from the late Baroque to the present day. The orchestra performs twice each semester, including the annual opera production.

For more information, or to audition, contact:
Dr. Gregory Wolynec: wolynecg@apsu.edu | 931-221-7642


Wind Ensemble

Open by audition, the APSU Wind Ensemble consists of a pool of 45 select musicians from the music department. Recognized as one of the premier ensembles of its kind in the southeast the ensemble regularly performs the classic band and chamber wind literature, as well as new works by today's leading composers. Recent premiers have been met with great enthusiasm by composers Anthony Plog, Lee Hoiby and Jeffrey Wood. Recent accomplishments include performances at:

The Wind Ensemble performs two concerts per semester on the APSU campus as well as an annual spring tour to Tennessee public schools. The ensemble's first CD, Aubade, was released in the spring of 2008 featuring works by Poulenc, Stucky, Ticheli, Holst and Ives.

For more information, or to audition, contact:
Dr. Gregory Wolynec: wolynecg@apsu.edu | 931-221-7642


Symphonic Band

For APSU students with experience on wind or percussion instruments, the Symphonic Band offers an opportunity to perform classic and contemporary symphonic band literature during two spring concerts. Scholarships are available. 

Contact:
Professor John Schnettler: schnettlerj@apsu.edu | 931-221-6820 


Pep Band

No APSU basketball game would be complete without the high-energy sounds of the Pep Band.  Performing during home basketball games, conference tournament games and NCAA tournament appearances, the Band is open to all APSU students with experience playing the saxophone, mellophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, drum set, bass or electric guitar, without audition.

Contact:
Professor John Schnettler: schnettlerj@apsu.edu | 931-221-6820


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, the National Association for Music Education, and the Tennessee Music Educators Association.

 

To audtion or for more information, contact:
Dr. Korre Foster: fosterk@apsu.edu | 931-221-7002


 

Governor's Singers

Governor's Singers is open to SSA voices

The highlight of the fall semester is the Holiday Dinner, which draws a large audience from the campus as well as the entire Clarksville community.

To audtion or for more information, contact:
Dr. Korre Foster: fosterk@apsu.edu | 931-221-7002


 

University Choir

Governor's Singers is open to TBB voices

The highlight of the fall semester is the Holiday Dinner, which draws a large audience from the campus as well as the entire Clarksville community.

To audtion or for more information, contact:
Dr. Douglas Rose: rosed@apsu.edu | 931-221-7808


Opera Workshop

Each fall, students in every major are invited to audition for the Opera Workshop, which presents a production during the spring. Opera Workshop performances have included Italian, American, German and French operas.

To audition or for more information, contact:
Dr. Virginia Lile-Boaz boazv@apsu.edu | 931-221-7898