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The Department of Music hosts several performing ensembles and combos. Participation is not limited to Music majors, but auditions are required. Some ensembles are open to community members. If you are new to Stanford, you will have to audition, regardless of whether or not you submitted a supplemental audition. Some ensembles require students to audition each year. Be prepared to play études, a sonata, a concerto excerpt, or anything else that demonstrates your abilities. For audition information in Winter or Spring Quarter, contact the individual ensemble directors via email, though students who want to audition for chamber music in any quarter are encouraged to audition in Autumn Quarter.

ALL STANFORD STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR ENSEMBLES. A Zero-Unit Enrollment option has been created for graduate students and for students unable to enroll in lessons or ensembles. For further information, read the Zero Unit Enrollment policy

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Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble (SALJE) (MUSIC 161E)

Baroque Soloists (MUSIC 160C)

Contact instructor to schedule audition.

Brass Ensemble (MUSIC 161D)

Contact instructor to schedule audition.

Chamber Chorale (MUSIC 165)

Returning students should re-audition.

Chamber Music (MUSIC 171)

For strings, piano and wind chamber groups. Students are encouraged to audition in Autumn Quarter to play in Autumn, Winter or Spring Quarter.

Dramatic Vocal Arts (MUSIC 184C)

Offered Autumn Quarter. For audition information, contact instructor.

Early Music Singers (MUSIC 159)

A small choir specializing in Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque vocal music

Editing and Performing Early Music (MUSIC 184A)

Offered Spring Quarter.

Flute Ensemble (MUSIC 171)

German Art Song (MUSIC 183A)

Offered Spring Quarter.

Improvisation Collective (MUSIC 156)

Contact instructor for audition information.

Jazz Combos (MUSIC 171)

See website for audition date, time, and location. For questions, contact instructor.

Jazz Orchestra (MUSIC 161B)

Laptop Orchestra (MUSIC 128)

Contact instructor for audition information.

Memorial Church Choir (MUSIC 163)

Mobile Phone Orchestra

Please contact instructor for course information.

New Ensemble (MUSIC 160B)

Contact instructor for audition information.

Percussion Ensemble (MUSIC 171)

Contact instructor to schedule audition.

Philharmonia Orchestra (MUSIC 160A)

Piano: Chamber Music (MUSIC 171)

Stanford Taiko (MUSIC 169),,,

No previous musical experience required.
First round auditions in Dinkelspiel Auditorium Sept. 28 at 8pm.
Second round takes place over 3 weeks, with 2 practices a week. Contact,, to audition.

Symphonic Chorus (MUSIC 162)

Symphony Orchestra (MUSIC 160)

Topics in Opera Stagecraft (MUSIC 184B)

Offered Winter Quarter.

University Singers (MUSIC 167)

Wind Ensemble (MUSIC 161A)