Music Department Ensembles
Chorale The Asbury Chorale is an SATB ensemble open to all students by audition. Repertoire choices for the group consist of challenging choral literature from various style periods. The Chorale supplements its on-campus performance schedule with occasional off-campus events and tours, both national and international. The ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Vicki Bell.
The Asbury University Concert Band, as seen in the photo to the right, is open to all qualified students by audition. Dr. Glen Flanigan, Coordinator of Instrumental Studies at Asbury University, conducts the Concert Band, which performs both on and off campus and occasionally undertakes a touring ministry to churches and schools in various cities throughout the United States.
Pictured below, this ensemble is open to all male students without an audition. The Men's Glee Club is directed by Dr. Mark Schell, Chair of the Music Department.
The heart of the orchestra is the string section, but woodwind, brass, percussion and keyboard players are added according to the demands of individual compositions. The Asbury University Orchestra is conducted by Dr. Ronald Holz, Professor of Music History & Literature, and the ensemble is open to all students by audition at the beginning of each semester.
Pictured below, Asbury's Women's Choir is open to all female students, faculty and staff by audition. The group performs both on and off campus. The Asbury University Women's Choir is directed by Dr. Beatrice Holz, Coordinator of Vocal Studies and Professor of Music Education & Voice.
SMALLER INSTRUMENTAL & VOCAL ENSEMBLES:
The Asbury University Handbell Choir is open to all qualified students through audition and is conducted by Dr. Mark Schell, Professor of Church Music & Organ.
The Asbury University Jazz Ensemble is open to all qualified students by audition and is conducted by Dr. Glen Flanigan, Coordinator of Instrumental Studies at Asbury University.
Some of the most rewarding and challenging music making comes from being part of a chamber group, a smaller ensemble requiring one player per part. The title of Collegium Musicum is a general term under which all chamber ensembles function. Instrumental combinations vary each semester, as chamber groups are formed according to student interest. For further information, contact Dr. Ronald Holz. The following ensembles are representative of those that meet on a regular basis.
String Quartet, String Trio, and/or String Ensemble
These groups present multiple concerts both on and off campus each year. Additional, mixed instrument ensembles may also be formed according to current interest. Membership is by audition within the first few days of the Fall Semester and/or as openings occur throughout the year.