Instrumental Opportunities

Note: Faculty directors reserve the right to hold auditions for admittance into an ensemble or for chair placement. Faculty directors will make this determination during the first week of classes.

Symphony Orchestra (University Orchestra, Music 1132-Section 3A)
Mondays, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This full symphony features members from the S&T and Rolla area communities and plays the great masterworks of the baroque through contemporary eras.

Chamber Orchestra (Instrumental Chamber Ensemble-Strings, Music 1134, Sec. 3A)
Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chamber Orchestra is a select group, primarily strings, but occasionally invites wind and percussion players to join for particular pieces. 

Symphonic Band (Spring only) (Music 1135- Section 3A)
Tuesday – Thursday, 4:00 pm-5:20 pm
The Symphonic Band performs the finest in traditional and contemporary wind literature for concert band. In the Spring, Symphonic Band takes the place of Marching Band on the schedule.

Wind Symphony (Music 1130- Section 3B)
Wednesday, Friday, 12:00 pm-12:50 pm
The Wind Symphony performs the finest in challenging wind literature from classical to contemporary composers. 

Jazz Ensemble (Music 1136-Section 3A)
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
The S&T Jazz Ensemble is open to all S&T students. The class provides opportunities for students to perform contemporary and traditional big band music. Jazz Ensemble also provides students with the opportunity to perform instrumental solos (jazz improvisation) with the group. Singing with the ensemble is also another option available to S&T students.  Auditions will be held to determine lead players in the trumpet and trombone sections as well as players for the lead alto saxophone and tenor saxophone chairs. Auditions will also be held to determine jazz soloists for each song.

Individual Music Instruction (Music 1111/2111, sections 3C & 3D)
Lesson are currently only offered for piano. Lesson times are coordinated between instructor and student.

Pep Band
Basketball season (November – April)
Open to all students, no audition required
Rehearsal/performance schedule: TBA
This student-led ensemble plays exciting pop music at all S&T Men’s and Women’s Basketball games, during PRO Days, and at other events as requested. While there is no audition, members must also play in another ensemble at S&T. There is no class credit available for Pep Band.