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Instrumental Ensembles

Music majors and minors, as well as all students who were awarded a music scholarship or are enrolled in applied music lessons, must participate in a principal ensemble.*

Wind Ensemble
Principal ensemble*
Director: Philip Klickman
View the audition information and materials for woodwind and brass players. Percussionists interested in auditioning should contact Philip Klickman.

Wind Ensemble is St. Norbert’s top instrumental ensemble, open to majors and non-majors. The Wind Ensemble is dedicated to excellence in the performance of both traditional and contemporary wind and percussion literature. The group represents St. Norbert College through concert tours, exchange concerts and performance clinics. Having performed for music educators at the Wisconsin State Music Convention and the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, the wind ensemble has toured the state of Florida and traveled to Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Fiji Islands. Each semester, repeatable.

Concert Band 
Principal ensemble*
Director: Philip Klickman

Concert Band is open to all students, regardless of major, with no audition required. Typically consisting of non-music majors and music majors on secondary instruments, the atmosphere is designed for enjoyment while preparing fine literature to the best of the ensemble's ability. Each semester, repeatable.

Jazz Ensemble 
Director: Eric High   
Please contact Eric High for audition information and materials.

The goal of jazz ensemble is the study and performance of jazz ensemble literature from a variety of styles and eras. All ensemble members are required to attend daily rehearsals, dress rehearsals and concerts. Smaller ensemble work is also offered through the jazz combo program and is organized based on instrumentation and student interest. All participants will work on the development of improvisational skills, effective musical style and teamwork. Each semester, repeatable.

String Ensemble
Principal ensemble*
Director: Audrey Nowak
Please contact Audrey Nowak for audition information and materials

String ensemble is open to all students regardless of major. Participants are expected to have previous experience playing a string instrument and reading music. Course goals include the improvement of individual playing technique, and the study and performance of chamber and orchestral music written for strings. Prerequisite: instructor’s consent. Each semester, repeatable.

Instrumental Chamber Ensembles
A variety of chamber music ensembles are available to all students regardless of major. Participation is by the consent of the instructor and consists of weekly rehearsals, individual practice, and performances both on and off-campus. Groups include:
  • Bell Choir
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Clarinet Choir
  • Flute Choir
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Piano Ensemble
  • Woodwind Ensemble
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