Wind_Ensemble-0736UMBC provides a wide range of performance experiences, open to audition by both music majors and non-majors. Our Symphony Orchestra is also open to members of the community.

UMBC ensembles perform frequently on and off campus for the university and Baltimore-Washington area communities. Each ensemble director holds auditions at the beginning of the semester and participating students are expected to attend all rehearsals and concerts to receive full credit for the course.

Large Ensembles:

Camerata,  Kevin O’Brien, director
Jazz Ensemble, Matthew Belzer, director
Jubilee Singers, Janice Jackson, director
Symphony OrchestraPhilip Mann, director
Wind Ensemble, Brian Kaufman, director

Chamber Ensembles:

Chamber Players, Airi Yoshioka, director
Classical Guitar Ensemble, Jonathan Zwi, director
Collegium Musicum, Lindsay Johnson, director
Jazz Guitar Quartet, Tom Lagana, director
Jazz Small Groups, Tom Lagana & Matthew Belzer, directors
New Music Ensemble, Patrick Crossland and Daniel Pesca, directors
Percussion Ensemble, Tom Goldstein, director
Opera Workshop, Sammy Huh, director
Saxophone Ensemble, Matthew Belzer, director
Trombone Ensemble, Patrick Crossland, director
Improvisation Ensemble, Patrick Crossland, director

World Music Ensembles:

Gamelan Angklung, Gina Beck, director