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.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra

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

Scott Moore, conductor

The Gustavus Brass Choir is a large brass ensemble, often combining with percussion, to perform music from all periods of brass music from Gabrieli to the present day. The Brass Choir performs regularly during Daily Sabbath in Christ Chapel, and performs annually at the Brassworks! concert in Bjorling Recital Hall. Rehearsals are Mondays from 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Christ Chapel Brass Quintet

Garrett Klein, conductor

The Christ Chapel Brass Quintet 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.

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

The Gustavus Percussion Ensemble allows serious percussion students an opportunity to perform the rapidly expanding repertoire of music in this area. Performances are scheduled each semester. Rehearsals are arranged.


Guitar Ensemble

James McGuire, conductor

Guitar Ensemble provides an opportunity for classical guitarists to perform a variety of literature. 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 Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. (Glockenchor), 7:30 p.m. (Chapel Bells), and 8:30 p.m. (Chapel Ringers).