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Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Fine and Performing Arts' Music Division offers a major and minor in music.

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Music education majors at E-town gain extensive field experience in a variety of school settings.

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy

Combine your love of music and desire to help people.

Music Ensembles

Join one of more than a dozen musical ensembles, from jazz band to concert choir and more.

Music Ensembles

Please note: All students participating in a music ensemble must be registered for the ensemble, either for credit or no-credit.

Symphonic Band

The Elizabethtown College Symphonic Band is the premier wind and percussion ensemble at Elizabethtown College. The ensemble performs a wide variety of quality musical literature from the wind band repertoire. Membership in the Symphonic Band is available to Elizabethtown College students of every academic major. No audition is required for membership. The Symphonic Band rehearses twice per week (Monday and Wednesday 4:30-6:00 p.m.) and performs at least one concert each semester. For more information regarding membership, contact Dr. Robert Spence, Director of Instrumental Studies, at spencejr@etown.edu or by telephone at (717) 361-1178.

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band, directed by Grant Moore, meets once each week for two hours and members may receive 1/2 credit. It is open to qualified students, with the approval of the director. It performs often during the academic year, both on- and off-campus, and offers students instruction in the basic skills of improvisation, stylization, and performance.

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The Elizabethtown College-Community Chorus is directed by Dr. Matthew Fritz, and is open to any member of the student body and local community without audition. Literature performed may include works from the standard choral repertoire, contemporary selections and music of varying cultures and periods. This chorus meets weekly on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:20 p.m. in Leffler Chapel. Students may enroll for one credit and earn Creative Expression core credit after 4 semesters or enroll for no credit with instructor permission.

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Dolce is directed by Dr. Matthew Fritz and is open to any member of the student body by audition. Literature performed may include works from the standard choral repertoire, contemporary selections and music of varying cultures and periods. This ensemble meets weekly on Wednesday evenings. Students may enroll for 1 credit and earn Creative Expression core credit after 4 semesters or enroll for no credit with instructor permission.

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This vocal ensemble, directed by Dr. Matthew Fritz, is open to any member of the student body without audition. Literature performed may include works from the standard choral repertoire, contemporary selections and music of varying cultures and periods. This ensemble meets weekly on Fridays.

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Concert Choir, Dr. Matthew Fritz, director, is an auditioned group is E-town’s premier vocal ensemble. This 40-member, mixed-voice, touring ensemble has performed throughout the United States as well as internationally. In May of 2011, the Choir toured Ireland and Northern Ireland performing in St. Patrick's Cathedral and Galway Cathedral among other venues. The choir traveled to Salvador, Brazil in 2013 and will be touring South Africa in May 2015! Auditions for the ensemble are held each spring for current students, and during Freshmen Orientation for new students. Rehearsals are held Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30-1:50 as well as regularly scheduled, weekly sectional rehearsals. Students may enroll for 1 credit and earn Creative Expression core credit after 4 semesters or enroll for no credit with instructor permission.

Orchestra

Founded in 1971, the Elizabethtown College-Community Orchestra (ECCO) is the premier wind, string, and percussion ensemble at Elizabethtown College. The ensemble performs a wide variety of quality musical literature for both string orchestra and full orchestra. Membership in the ECCO is available to students of every academic major at Elizabethtown. There are no auditions required for community and college string players; community and College wind and percussion musicians gain membership in the ensemble with permission from the director. The orchestra meets for rehearsal each Tuesday evening (6:00-7:30 p.m.) and Thursday afternoon (3:30-4:20 p.m.) and performs at least once concert each semester. For more information regarding membership, contact Dr. Robert Spence by e-mail at spencejr@etown.edu or by telephone (717) 361-1178.

Chamber Ensembles

The Chamber Ensembles provide students the opportunity to learn and perform works for various small ensemble combinations. The objectives are to develop skill in performance of chamber music and to increase knowledge of chamber literature and performance practices. The ensembles meet for approximately one hour weekly. Participants receive one-half hour credit per semester. Chamber groups include:

Arioso Flute Choir
Brass Ensemble
Clarinet Ensemble
Horn Ensemble
Mixed Winds
Percussion Ensemble
Piano Ensemble
Saxophone Ensemble
String Ensemble

Occasionally mixed groups may also be formed, including guitar and voice. Auditions may be necessary for some groups. For more information regarding membership, contact Dr. Robert Spence, Director of Instrumental Studies, at spencejr@etown.edu or by telephone at (717) 361-1178.

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