Ensembles - Edinboro University
          Contact Info

          Music and Theatre
          Alexander Music Center
          110 Kiltie Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2555

          Dr. Gary Grant
          Office:  Alexander Music Center
          Room 127
          Phone: (814) 732-2555
          Email: ggrant@edinboro.edu

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          The Music Department at Edinboro University offers many exciting musical opportunities for students. Regardless of your major, if you have a talent for music and experience as a vocalist or with a certain instrument, you will find one or more ensembles to fulfill your musical interests.

          Edinboro singers

          The Music Department promotes the art of music in the cultural, artistic and intellectual life of the University and its surrounding communities through our talented ensembles and bands. Entrance into an ensemble requires an audition, the requirements of which vary by ensemble.


          University Singers

          The University Singers is the 50-voice concert choir of Edinboro University. Membership is gained by audition; singers must demonstrate a high degree of musicality, as well as technical vocal proficiency. The repertoire of University Singers is wide-ranging and eclectic, spanning from the sixteenth century to the present, and representing the mainstream of the choral repertoire. The University Singers maintain an active performance schedule, both on- and off-campus, formal and informal.


          The Chorale is a smaller, more competitive ensemble comprised of 15-20 singers, chosen meticulously through intense auditions. This group regularly performs pieces ranging from early to modern music. The Chorale maintains an active performance schedule around the region throughout the academic year. For more information, contact Craig McGaughey at cmcgaughey@edinboro.edu or (814) 732-2517.


          Pipes Band

          The Edinboro University Pipe Band is a student- and community-based organization committed to the promotion and development of the Scottish arts. The ensemble is open to both students and interested persons in the community.

          The Edinboro University Pipe Band was formed in 1992. Mr. Bruce Best (then-piping instructor) and Dr. Tim Cordell (then-marching band director) were instrumental in its formation. A few enthusiastic students made up this first group and began a tradition that remains to this day. For more information, contact Sean Regan at sregan@edinboro.edu or (814) 732-1451.


          Spirit of the Scots Marching Band

          The Spirit of the Scots Marching Band performs at various campus activities, football games and area band shows during the fall semester. The band is comprised of 100+ playing members, as well as flags and our one-of-a-kind “Tam O’ Shanters” dance team, which performs with the band regularly. For more information, contact Diann Smith at dsmith@edinboro.edu or (814) 732-2555.

          Concert band

          The Concert Band consists of musicians from all departments on campus. Membership is open to all students regardless of major. The Concert Band performs the finest repertoire in original band music as well as transcriptions. For more information, contact Chuck Lute at clute@edinboro.edu or (814) 732-2797. 

          Jazz Ensemble

          The Jazz Ensemble is a performance organization which plays the finest jazz reperatory available. With membership of approximately 20 students, the ensemble presents concerts throughout the year, on and off campus. Membership is open to all students and auditions are held during the first week of classes each semester. . For more information, contact Chuck Lute at clute@edinboro.edu or (814) 732-2797.


          String Ensemble

          The Edinboro University String Ensemble is an ensemble made up of college students, community members, professional musicians, and high school students. Members of the University Community are welcome. The String Ensemble performs one concert on campus each semester. The String Ensemble performs standard repertoire and musicians are exposed to a wide range of musical styles, from the Baroque era through Handel, Mozart, Bartok, and popular standards. For more information, contact Howard Lyon at hlyon@edinboro.edu or (814) 732-1359.


          To register for ensembles, please follow the links below.