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Description of Ensembles

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  • Concert Choir
  • Jazz Choir
  • Opera Theatre
  • Concert Band
  • Pep Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Wind Symphony
  • Woodwind Ensemble
  • Flute Choir
  • Brass Choir
  • Wildcat Men's Glee Club
  • Women's Vocal Ensemble
  • Cello Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Four Hand Piano
  • Jazz Combo
  • Percussion Ensemble

Concert Choir. The Concert Choir is the premier choral organization for all qualified singers at Linfield. This select group of forty voices was the first such ensemble in the Pacific Northwest and has toured every year since its formation in 1930. The choir sings a variety of styles throughout the year. Performances take place on campus, in the community and on tour. The choir has toured throughout the western states, Hawaii, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, China, Southeast Asia and has performed at state, regional and international conferences. Recent performances include the Faure Requiem, Schubert's Mass in G, Bach's Magnificat and Kodaly's Te Deum. Open by audition to all singers on campus.

Jazz Choir. This 12-voice ensemble specializes in singing vocal jazz one-on-a-mic with combo. The singers perform on and off campus, at college jazz festivals, and are involved in fall and spring recruiting for the Music Department. Audition required.

Opera Theatre. An ensemble of solo vocal performers, this group rehearses and presents arias and ensemble excerpts from standard and lesser-known operatic repertoire. Care is taken to match roles with current level of vocalism. Participation is welcomed with recommendation of studio teacher. Spring semester only.

Concert Band. The Concert Band is open to all campus instrumentalists and percussionists. It performs for various campus events and on occasion at surrounding schools and communities. The band gives at least one concert on campus each semester. The Wind Symphony forms the nucleus of this group. Students enrolled in the fall are expected to also enroll in the spring semester.

Pep Band. The Wildcat's Pep Band and Drumline are led by a student director and are open to all instrumentalists and percussionists.

Jazz Band. This ensemble is open to campus instrumentalists interested in performing jazz literature. The Jazz Band is featured at both campus and community events throughout the year. Audition required.

Wind Symphony. This is a select group of wind and percussion instrumentalists who perform varied and challenging wind ensemble literature. This group performs on and off campus and is the "showcase" group for band tours. Wind Symphony members should enroll in Concert Band as well. Students enrolled in the fall are expected to also enroll in the spring semester. Audition required.

Woodwind Ensemble. This ensemble is open to woodwind players and hornists who wish to play in a small ensemble. This can include saxophone quartets, clarinet trios, woodwind quintets, etc.

Flute Choir. The Flute Choir is composed of mostly "C" flutes, but can also include piccolo, alto flute and bass flute. It performs at least two concerts annually, and is made up of students having various levels of experience on the flute. The literature varies from classical to jazz.

Brass Choir. The Brass Choir is composed of trumpets, horns, trombones, baritones, euphonium, and tubas. It performs in chamber concerts and occasionally with the Concert Choir. This ensemble plays music from all historical periods. The Brass Choir is often invited to perform off-campus and is typically requested to perform for ceremonial occasions. Audition required.

Wildcat Men's Glee Club. Open to all male singers on campus. The ensemble performs a wide variety of literature written for male voices. May occasionally perform with the Women's Vocal Ensemble and sing SATB repertoire. No audition required.

Women's Vocal Ensemble. Open to all female singers on campus. The ensemble performs a wide variety of literature written for treble voices. May occasionally perform with the Men's Glee Club and sing SATB repertoire. No audition is required.

Chamber Music Ensembles. Other smaller ensembles may be formed to meet the interests of students and provide additional experience for instrumentalists, pianists, and vocalists.