Music Ensembles

Vocal Ensembles

For information on vocal ensembles, see director Danielle Warner ( dwarner@georgefox.edu ).

  • Concert Choir (audition required; auditions required);
    Concert Choir is the most advanced choral mixed ensemble at George Fox University. Membership is open to all students pending audition. The choir rehearses three times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3 to 4:15 pm) each semester. The Concert Choir was selected to perform at the 2006 All-State Conference, the 2007 All-Northwest Conference, and the 2010 ACDA Northwest Regional Conference. Concert Choir Audition Information
  • Women's Choir (no audition required)
    These sets are specially designed for you, or you need to be a part of the concert choir. Women's Choral meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from, 2 to 2:50 pm
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble (audition required)
    This vocal ensemble and rhythm section specializes in the preparation, study and performance of vocal jazz. Non-music majors are not required to participate in another choir. Rehearsal time is TBD.
George Fox University Concert Choir
  • Chamber Singers (audition required)
    Chamber Singers are an ensemble of selected singers (8-16) who are comfortable singing on their own, are strong sight readers, and possess mature voices. Chamber Singers meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:50 to 4:05 pm
  • Master Chorus (no audition required)
    Membership in the Master Chorus is open to all singers from faculty, staff, student body, alumni and community. The chorus, which is expected to be accompanied by orchestra, performs as part of the Spring Concert in April. The chorus rehearses second semester on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm

Instrumental Ensembles

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  • Symphonic Band (audition required)
    The Symphonic Band is a touring ensemble that plays concerts throughout the Northwest. The spring tour repertoire is played in schools, churches and for chapel. This set serves to train students in order to conduct and perform. The Symphonic Band was selected to perform at the 2007 All-State and All-Northwest Conferences. The Symphonic Band meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:20 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:45 pm. Contact Dwayne Corbin for more information.

  • Jazz Band (audition required)
    Jazz Band is a set organized to train instrumentalists in the jazz repertoire. Performances are usually for school events and some off-campus concerts. Members who are music majors must also be enrolled in the Symphonic Band. The Jazz Band meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 pm Contact Director Nathanael Ankeny .

  • Symphony Orchestra
    The Symphony Orchestra performs music by the master composers of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern eras. Concertos featuring student soloists are often part of the annual repertoire. Community and faculty musicians combines with university students to form this together. Performances include the fall and spring concerts, as well as accompaniment of the Master Chorus. The Symphony Orchestra meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Contact Dwayne Corbin for further information.

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Chamber Sets

  • Keyboard Ensemble
    Coordinated by Kenn Willson ( kwillson@georgefox.edu ), Keyboard Sets are assembled based on interest and skill level of the performers. 

Chamber Strings

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These small ensembles perform at various concerts and other special events all around the campus and the region. The GFU Chamber Strings perform a variety of music, from Tchaikovsky to Piazzola, and were selected to perform at the 2019 All-Northwest music conference. C ontact Rebekah Hanson ( rhanson@georgefox.edu)  for more information.