Music Ensembles

Vocal Ensembles

For information on vocal ensembles, see director Danielle Warner (

  • Concert Choir (audition required; auditions held the first week of classes both semesters; sign up at music office, Ross 201)
    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 p.m.) each semester. The Concert Choir was selected to perform at the 2006 All-State Conference, 2007 All-Northwest Conference, and the 2010 ACDA Northwest Regional Conference. Concert Choir Audition Information
  • Women's Chorale (no audition required)
    These ensembles will be of particular interest to those students who like to sing music specifically for either male or female voices and/or because they do not have the time necessary to participate in Concert Choir. Women's Chorale meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from, 2 to 2:50 p.m.
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble (audition required)
    This vocal ensemble and rhythm section specialize 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 is an ensemble of selected singers (8-16) who are comfortable singing one person on a part, are strong sight readers, and possess mature voices. Chamber Singers meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:50 to 4:05 p.m.
  • Master Chorus (no audition required)
    Membership in the Master Chorus is open to all singers from the faculty, staff, student body, alumni and community. The chorus, typically accompanied by orchestra, performs as part of the Spring Concert in April. The chorus rehearses second semester on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Instrumental Ensembles

George Fox University Symphonic Band
  • 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 ensemble serves to train students for careers in instrumental conducting and performing. 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 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

  • Jazz Band (audition required)
    Jazz Band is an ensemble 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 p.m. Contact Director Nathanael Ankeny.

  • Symphony Orchestra (audition required)
    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 combine with university students to form this ensemble. 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 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Concert Master Rebekah Hanson for further information.

Chamber Ensembles

George Fox University Handbell Ringers

  • Handbell Ringers
    Handbell Ringers exists to encourage an appreciation for the sound of bells as well as promoting musicianship and encouraging fellowship. The group performs for on-campus concerts, chapel preludes, and a few additional concerts in the area. This ensemble rehearses one hour a week, TBD.

  • Keyboard Ensemble
    Coordinated by Kenn Willson (, Keyboard Ensembles are assembled based on interest and skill level of the performers. 

Instrumental Chamber Ensembles

Instrumental Chamber Ensembles

Instrumental Chamber Ensembles consists of various instrument combinations that may include piano, strings, woodwinds, brass and more. These are open to any instrumentalists with previous experience. All ensembles will perform in a variety of venues throughout the school year, both on and off campus. Most ensembles meet once per week. For further information on our music ensembles, please contact Rebekah Hanson for more information.