Vocal Ensembles Auditions: Men's and Women's Choirs are non-auditioned groups - simply register for the class and come sing!
Auditions for Camerata Singers and Chamber Singers are held mid-semester - October and March - for the following semester, and are open to all Longwood students. The audition requires vocalizing, sight-reading and a solo a cappella audition song. For information, contact Dr. McDermott at email@example.com.
University Men's Choir
Open to men across campus who are interested in singing. Men’s Choir sings with Women's Choir on campus and there is a final concert at the end of the semester. Participation can fulfill General Education Goal 4 requirements for non-music majors.
University Women's Choir
Open to women across campus who are interested in singing. Women's Choir sings with Men's Choir on campus and there is a final concert at the end of the semester. Participation can fulfill General Education Goal 4 requirements for non-music majors.
Camerata Singers is Longwood’s flagship choral ensemble, representing Longwood and the Music Department across the state and the region. Selected through an audition, singers are majors from across the University. Camerata Singers performs sacred and secular choral literature from ancient to modern times.
Chamber Singers is Longwood's advanced women's ensemble, representing Longwood and the Music Department across the state and the region. Selected through an audition, singers are majors from across the University. Chamber Singers performs sacred and secular choral literature from ancient to modern times.
Prepare and perform scenes from operas, operettas and musical theater or complete works. You'll practice musical movement and diction. This workshop requires an audition or consent of the instructor.
- Wind Symphony
- Jazz Ensemble
- Longwood University Athletic Band, Stampede
- Other Ensembles
The Longwood Wind Symphony is a 60-65 member ensemble which includes members from all schools and departments of the university. Membership is open to all instrumentalists, regardless of major. The band rehearses and performs a wide range and variety of concert band literature.
Jazz Ensembles A and B are both structured as 18-piece big bands. They present a series of concerts throughout the year. Participation is open to all students by audition. The Jazz Ensembles rehearse and performs all styles of jazz.
Stampede Athletic Band
Stampede is the official Longwood University Athletic Band. Membership is comprised of students representing all majors and fields of study. The band’s primary performance venue is at basketball games during the winter season. Unlike ordinary pep bands, Stampede features a full drumline rather than just a drum set, which adds programmatic variety to the band’s performance and gives students drumline experience at the collegiate level.
Three to four rehearsals before basketball season begins is all that is asked of the members. Personnel are financially compensated on a per-game basis. Anyone with previous band experience, a positive attitude, and the desire to have a fun making music are welcome to join Stampede.
The Stampede office is Wygal 145. Contact Earl Shaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, String Ensemble -: Open to all Longwood students. Ensembles meet regularly and perform throughout the year.