Performance Opportunities

Taiko Ensemble

In this 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 or interview at the beginning of each term to determine enrollment.

Union College and Community Chorale

The rehearsal and performance of large-scale 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. 

Jazz Ensemble

The 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. 

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.

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

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.


  • A capella groups (Dutch Pipers, Eliphalets, Garnet Minstrelles)
  • Concert Club
  • Heavenly Voices Choir
  • Pep Band