Ensembles

The Music Department at Vincennes University offers performance opportunities in many different ensembles. While ensemble performance is required for all music majors participation in these performing groups is also extended to the general student population. If you are interested in joining a VU Music Department ensemble please contact the ensemble director listed to schedule an audition. Come join us!

Concert Choir
Matt Latta, director

Participation in Concert Choir involves the study and performance of diversified choral literature from all stylistic periods. No audition required. Students may sing with the choir on a non-tuition, non-credit basis as an activity of campus life only by special permission of the choral director. 3 hours of rehearsal plus additional rehearsal hours as required for tours and performances.

VU Connection
Lisa Miller, director

The Vincennes University Connection is a music performance ensemble that focuses on ensemble repertoire from the American Musical Theatre genre, incorporating music, movement, and theatrical elements. The ensemble performs throughout the year on and off-campus. Audition is required each semester. Membership for the entire year is desired, but not required or guaranteed.

Music Theater/Opera Workshop
Matt Latta, director

The VU Music Theater/Opera Workshop is a vocal ensemble designed to allow students to experience opera and musical theater through exercises, discussions, movement, and singing on stage. Students will gain insight into preparing roles that will be presented as part of a final production performance. Audition required. 2 hours of rehearsal per week plus additional rehearsal hours as required for tours and performance.

Concert Band
Susie Jackson, director

The concert band rehearses three times a week. No audition required. Students may play in the concert band on a non-tuition, non-credit basis as an activity of campus life only by special permission of the band director. 4 hours of rehearsal per week plus additional rehearsal hours as required for tours and performances.

Pep Band
Susie Jackson, director

The Vincennes University Pep Band is a performance based course which is open to all VU brass, woodwind, electric guitar, electric bass, keyboard, and percussion players regardless of their major. The VU Pep Band performs for the majority of the Women’s and Men’s home basketball games throughout the season. Audition required.(More...)

Jazz Combo
Scott Mercer, director

Students may play in Jazz Combo on a non-tuition, non-credit basis as an activity of campus life only by special permission of the ensemble director. Audition required. 2 hours of rehearsal per week plus additional rehearsal hours as required for tours and performance.

Jazz Ensemble

Jason Sulliman, director

Students may play in the jazz ensemble on a non-tuition, non-credit basis as an activity of campus life only by special permission of the band director. Audition required. 4 hours of rehearsal per week plus additional rehearsal hours as required for tours and performances.

Percussion Ensemble                        
Susie Jackson, director

Students may play in Percussion Ensemble on a non-tuition, non-credit basis as an activity of campus life only by special permission of the ensemble director. Audition required. 2 hours of rehearsal per week plus additional rehearsal hours as required for tours and performance.

Guitar Ensemble
Mike Howell, director

Students may play in Guitar Ensemble on a non-tuition, non-credit basis as an activity of campus life only by special permission of the ensemble director. Audition required. 2 hours of rehearsal per week plus additional rehearsal hours as required for tours and performance.

Brass Ensemble                            
Jason Sulliman, director

Students may play Brass Ensemble on a non-tuition, non-credit basis as an activity of campus life only by special permission of the ensemble director. Audition required. 2 hours of rehearsal per week plus additional rehearsal hours as required for tours and performance.

Woodwind Ensemble                        
Kelly Roudabush, director

Students may play in Woodwind Ensemble on a non-tuition, non-credit basis as an activity of campus life only by special permission of the ensemble director. Audition required. 2 hours of rehearsal per week plus additional rehearsal hours as required for tours and performance.

Blues Ensemble
Dave Parman, director

Students may play in Blues Ensemble on a non-tuition, non-credit basis as an activity of campus life only by special permission of the ensemble director. Audition required. 2 hours of rehearsal per week plus additional rehearsal hours as required for tours and performance.

String Ensemble                              
Dave Parman, director

Students may play in String Ensemble on a non-tuition, non-credit basis as an activity of campus life only by special permission of the ensemble director. Audition required. 2 hours of rehearsal per week plus additional rehearsal hours as required for tours and performance.