AMU-012. Union College Taiko Ensemble.
In the Union College Taiko Ensemble students will learn to perform on a variety of Japanese traditional drums.
The ensemble meets weekly and offers one concert each term and may give additional performances both on
and off-campus. No previous musical experience is required, though students will need to audition/interview
at the beginning of each term to determine enrollment. See Professor Matsue.
AMU-013. Union College and Community Gamelan Ensemble. In the Union College and Community
Gamelan Ensemble students and members of the community will learn to perform music for Balinese gong
kebyar, a type of Indonesian orchestra featuring gongs, xylophones, drums, and cymbals. The ensemble
meets weekly and offers one concert each term. No previous musical experience is required, though members
may need to audition/interview to determine participation at the discretion of the instructor. See Professor Matsue.
AMU-014. Union College and Community Chorale. The rehearsal and performance of largescale
choral works with keyboard and orchestral accompaniment. Open by audition to all students
and members of the community. The Chorale rehearses once a week and offers two formal concerts
per year. See Professor Cox.
AMU-015. Union College Jazz Ensemble. The Union College Jazz Ensemble meets weekly and
performs throughout the year in both formal and informal settings. Experience in improvisation
is desirable but not required. Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome to audition.
See Professor Olsen.
AMU-016. Union College Camerata Singers. The rehearsal and performance of a cappella
literature from five centuries of the choral tradition. Open by audition to all Union College students.
The Camerata Singers rehearse twice a week and offer one formal concert each term. See Professor
AMU-017. Union College and Community Orchestra. The Orchestra meets once a week
and presents at least one concert each term. The Orchestra is open by audition to all students and
members of the community. Students usually occupy principal chairs and may rotate to allow more
players the opportunity for participation. See Professor Cox.
AMU-018. Early Music Ensemble. The Early Music Ensemble, open to both singers and
instrumentalists, is devoted to the study and performance of music from the Middle Ages through
the Early Viennese Era. Participants will play on both modern instruments and reproductions
of historic instruments, including the harpsichord, organ, and recorder. Emphasis will be placed
upon historical performance practices, as described in music treatises and other documents and as
understood by scholars and performers today. The Ensemble, open by audition, rehearses twice a
week. See Professor McMullen.