Ensembles

ASU’s wide variety of music ensembles are open to students from all academic majors, university-wide.

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The student ensembles program at the School of Music has a long history of excellence.  Bands, choir, jazz ensembles and orchestras have commissioned and premiered many new works, performed at major state, regional and national conferences and produced a number of recordings.  Ethnic ensembles such as Marimba Maderas de Comitan, Javanese Gamelan and Pan Devils Steel Band offer a rich diversity of performance experiences for any ASU student.

School of Music Ensembles - Majors

School of Music Ensembles - Non-Majors

Woman dressed in black conducting a choir

The ASU Women's Chorus celebrates the power of the woman's voice,... Read more.

The ASU Men’s Chorus continues the great collegiate tradition of... Read more.

The ASU Gospel Choir is a vocal ensemble open to students... Read more.

The ASU Concert Choir is an elite ensemble made up primarily... Read more.

Founded in the 1950s, the Arizona State University Choral Union is... Read more.

The ASU Chamber Singers are an elite ensemble made up primarily of... Read more.

Barrett student performing in choir

The Barrett Choir is a group of 100–120 singers drawn from... Read more.


Contemporary Music

Xylophone with mallet and whisk

The percussion ensemble is a relatively recent development in the... Read more.

Male student playing in the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble

The Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble is a group devoted to the... Read more.


Instrumental Chamber Ensembles

ASU flute students performing

Committed to learning chamber music for multiple flutes, including... Read more.

ASU students playing clarinet

Ensemble for clarinet majors


Jazz

Student playing drum set

Inspired by Max Roach’s ensemble M’Boom, the group performs both... Read more.

ASU students playing hand drums

Students in the in the ASU Herberger Institute School of... Read more.

ASU students playing saxophone and trombone

Like the Concert Jazz Band, the Jazz Repertory Band in the... Read more.

Jazz Combo participation, the core of the Jazz Studies... Read more.

Male student playing trumpet in ASU Concert Jazz Band

The Concert Jazz Band in the ASU Herberger Institute School of... Read more.


Opera + Musical Theatre

Lyric Opera Theatre produces two operas and two musicals annually... Read more.

Conductor leading ASU student orchestra

Instrumentalists are assigned to play for opera and musical... Read more.

Provides intensive orchestral training and professional level... Read more.

ASU string orchestra performance

Provides an engaging and vigorous orchestral experience music and... Read more.

Conductor leading ASU student orchestra

Instrumentalists are assigned to play for opera and musical... Read more.

ASU student playing violin in front of sheet music

Provides intensive orchestral training and professional level... Read more.


Percussion

ASU african drummers performing outside

Drumming from the cultures of Africa, the Middle East, India, the... Read more.

Student playing drum set

Inspired by Max Roach’s ensemble M’Boom, the group performs both... Read more.

Founded in 1991 by J.B. Smith, director of percussion studies, the... Read more.

Hands playing drums in drum circle

Drumming using rhythms from Africa, Asia, South America and the... Read more.

Xylophone with mallet and whisk

The percussion ensemble is a relatively recent development in the... Read more.

ASU wind orchestra performing

The finest woodwind, brass, and percussion players on campus.

The largest wind band on campus, performing masterworks for wind... Read more.

ASU trombone students practicing

Comprised of music majors, as well as non-music majors, the... Read more.


World + Popular Music

ASU african drummers performing outside

Drumming from the cultures of Africa, the Middle East, India, the... Read more.

Urbandarts dance ensemble

Explores connections between urban musical and urban movement... Read more.

Close up of ASU student rock band performing

Students improve ability to self teach, perform cover songs,... Read more.

Founded in 1991 by J.B. Smith, director of percussion studies, the... Read more.

Students and community members learn and perform Latin popular... Read more.

ASU mariachi band performing

Traditional mariachi genres including the son, huapango, corrido,... Read more.

The gamelan is a traditional large percussion ensemble consisting... Read more.

Hands playing drums in drum circle

Drumming using rhythms from Africa, Asia, South America and the... Read more.


Sun Devil Athletic Bands

ASU marching band trumpet section performing at a football game

The ASU Sun Devil Marching Band is recognized as being one of the... Read more.

ASU marching band performing at a basketball game

This group performs a wide variety of popular and jazz music and... Read more.

Traditional six-piece dixieland program that performs at all Sun... Read more.

ASU Spirit Squad with marching band on game day

Prestigious organization created to promote school spirit and... Read more.

Presents the visual story of the band’s half-time program through... Read more.

Sun Devil Marching Band Drumline