At Olivet, you don’t have to be a music major to join in the musical fun! Instrumental or vocal, large and small, classical, jazz, opera, gospel — you’ll find it all here. Joining an ensemble is a great way to express your gifts and talents and make some new friends along the way! More than 500 students participate in Olivet ensembles each year. And, while some groups require an audition for placement, others have open enrollment each fall.
The School of Music at Olivet Nazarene University is home to several chamber ensembles. These ensembles are largely faculty-led and receive coaching on a weekly basis from their director. Placement in each chamber ensemble is by audition. All auditions take place the Monday and Tuesday before the first day of classes in August.
Though groups vary year-to-year, ensembles may include: Brass Quintet, Guitar Choir, Flute Choir, Handbells, Harp Quartet, Horn Quartet, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, String Quartet and Wind Quintet.