Why join a TU Ensemble?
Our goals for ensemble participation at TU is, first and foremost, to provide an enjoyable and enriching experience to the students!
In addition to music majors, students from all departments and colleges are eligible to participate in any of the university’s music activities through audition.
From supporting TU football in Chapman Stadium in the Sound of the Golden Hurricane, to performing a time-honored Beethoven symphony, we aim to complement the university’s other academic studies while providing a social and musical outlet that meets our students’ range of needs.
For the large number of non-majors participating, our goal is to provide a musical experience which is enriching and meaningful, targeted at the right level for students to be able to participate fully while keeping expectations for outside-of-class practice time manageable.
For music majors, more challenging repertoire is appropriate, but still targeted with the same approach – that outside-of-class time expectations should be mindful of the student’s other responsibilities. Additionally, because of our small size, students can pursue performance across genres – marching band, concert band, jazz, orchestral and choral – without becoming forced to specialize in one genre or another.