Chamber Ensembles

Flute Choir

James DeVoll, conductor
The Gustavus Flute Choir provides an opportunity for advanced flutists to study and perform literature for multiple instruments. Performances are scheduled both on and off campus. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Gustavus Chamber Winds

Karrin Meffert-Nelson, conductor
Chamber Winds provides the 10 advanced performers from the Gustavus Wind Orchestra to perform in a traditional Harmonie Ensemble in pairs of flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, and bassoons. Chamber Winds performs the most advanced and significant wind chamber music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th century, and current periods of music history. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Woodwind Chamber Ensembles

WW faculty, coaches
A number of mixed trios, quartets, quintets, etc. are possible, providing accomplished instrumentalists an opportunity for an exciting ensemble experience of a soloistic nature. Rehearsals are arranged, and performances are scheduled both on and off campus.

Brass Choir

Melissa Morey, conductor
The Gustavus Brass Choir is a large brass ensemble, sometimes combining with percussion, performing music from all periods. The Brass Choir performs several times a year -- Daily Sabbath in Christ Chapel, around campus, and at the annual Brassworks! concert in Bjorling Recital Hall. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Horn Choir

Melissa Morey, conductor
The Gustavus Horn Choir is open to all horn players on campus, performs music of all genres, and focuses on camaraderie and joy of playing the horn. The Horn Choir performs several times a year at various recitals and around campus, including Daily Sabbath, students recitals, and the annual Brassworks! concert in Bjorling Recital Hall. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Chapel Brass

Jonathan Brandt, conductor
Chapel Brass is a select ensemble of Gustavus's finest brass musicians. The quintet performs regularly for Daily Sabbath and supports many ad hoc campus events with music. The quintet also performs in local churches and schools. Rehearsal are Fridays from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Brass Chamber Music

Scott Moore, conductor
The backbone of the Gustavus Brass Program, various ensembles (including the Chapel Brass) are offered so students can explore the excitement of small ensemble literature. Gustavus offers quartets, quintets and trios that provide challenge and growth to our students. Frequent performances are scheduled on and off campus. Rehearsals are arranged.

Trombone Choir

Scott Moore, conductor
The Trombone Choir provides an opportunity for advanced trombone students to perform in a sonorous group which rehearses once per week. Performances include full-length concerts, Chapel services, and church services off-campus. . Rehearsals are M 6:30-7:20pm

Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble

Trygve Skaar, conductor
This ensemble provides performance opportunities for all tuba and euphonium players in a variety of settings, from recitals and concerts to performances in Chapel. Spring only. Rehearsals are M 6:30-7:20pm

Gustavus Percussion Ensembles

Adam Rappell  and Krissy Bergmark, conductors
Gustavus Percussion Ensembled allow serious percussion students an opportunity to perform the rapidly expanding repertoire of music in this area. Performances are scheduled each semester. Rehearsals are arranged.

Handbell Choirs

Chad Winterfeldt, conductor
The bell choirs are a select group of handbell ringers. In addition to study and performance of handbell literature, the members provide liturgical assistance for Christ Chapel and the Ringers perform off campus as well. Rehearsals are Wednesday at 7:00pm.