Department of Music

Ensembles

 


Membership in ensembles is open to all UNCW students with instrumental or vocal experience. 

Band

SYMPHONIC BAND MUS 185-001  MW 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Symphonic Band performs the finest literature available for winds, including traditional wind band repertoire, marches, transcriptions and the newest 21st-century works; two concerts each semester, featuring guest soloists and guest conductors. Membership is open to all UNCW students with previous band experience.

Instructor: Dominic Talanca  talancad@uncw.edu

PEP BAND MUS 188-001  M 5-5:50 p.m.
UNCW’s primary athletic band provides music and school spirit at men’s and women’s basketball home games and travels to post-season tournaments with the teams. Membership is open to all UNCW students with previous band experience, and financial compensation ($) is awarded for attendance at games.
Instructor: Dominic Talanca talancad@uncw.edu

Choir

CHAMBER CHOIR MUS 183-001  TR 2-3:15 p.m.
Chamber Choir performs a wide variety of repertoire in local concerts and short tours throughout the year. Membership is by audition and is open to all UNCW students with previous choral experience who can sing their parts independently. Instructor approval required.
Instructor: Dr. Aaron Peisner peisnera@uncw.edu 

CONCERT CHOIR MUS 186-001  MWF 2-2:50 p.m.
Concert Choir is a mixed chorus that performs twice each semester on campus or in the community. Repertoire ranges from short contemporary pieces to major choral-orchestral masterworks. The ensemble is open to all UNCW students with previous singing experience; auditions to determine vocal classification are requested.
Instructor: Dr. Aaron Peisner peisnera@uncw.edu

Jazz

JAZZ ENSEMBLE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Jazz Ensemble MUS 184-001  TR  5-6:15 p.m.
Composed of students from throughout the university, music majors and minors, as well as non-majors, Jazz Ensemble (Big Band) performs a variety of jazz music from swing to mainstream jazz and has established a tradition of musical excellence in jazz with performances at home and abroad. Open to all UNCW students with instrumental experience (previous jazz experience is helpful, but not required). Auditions for placement are held at the beginning of each semester.
Instructor: Dr. Frank Bongiorno bongiornof@uncw.edu

Latin Jazz Combo MUS 189-002  TR  5-6:15 p.m.
Latin Jazz Combo focuses on the study and performance of music in Afro-Latin and Latin jazz styles, including mambo, chachacha, rumba, bolero, bomba, guaguancó, songo, bembé, comparsa, guajira, and cubop. Open to all UNCW students with instrumental experience (previous jazz experience is helpful, but not required). Auditions for placement are held at the beginning of each semester.
Instructor: Dr. Natalie Boeyink boeyink@uncw.edu

Jazz Combo MUS 189-001  MW  5-6:15 p.m.
Performing the most current small group jazz, Jazz Combo has garnered numerous awards and have been invited to perform at prestigious jazz festivals throughout the world. Membership is by audition and is open to all UNCW students with previous jazz band experience. Auditions for placement are held at the beginning of each semester.
Instructor: Mr. Jerald Shynett shynettj@uncw.edu

Orchestra

WILMINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUS 187-001  T  7:30-9:30 p.m.
Wilmington Symphony Orchestra emphasizes the study and performance of classical and popular orchestral literature. Open to advanced students by audition.
Instructor: Dr. Steven Errante errantes@uncw.edu

STRING ENSEMBLE MUS 187-002  MW  6-7:15 p.m.
Membership is open to all UNCW students with previous string experience; no audition is necessary. The ensemble presents two concerts each semester, performing string orchestral literature from all musical periods.
Instructor: Dr. Clark Spencer spencercs@uncw.edu

Chamber Music and Opera Workshop

CLASSICAL GUITAR, PIANO, DIGITAL INSTRUMENTS, FLUTE, OPERA, SAXOPHONE
Classical Guitar – MUS 130-201: Dr. Justin Hoke – hokej@uncw.edu
Piano – MUS 130-200: Dr. Barry Salwen – salwenb@uncw.edu
Digital Instruments – MUS 130-203 (Fall semester): Dr. Jonathan Kladder – kladderj@uncw.edu
Flute – MUS 130-202 (Fall semester): Dr. Mary Jo White – whitemj@uncw.edu
Opera Workshop – MUS 333-001 (Spring semester): Dr. Nancy King – kingn@uncw.edu
Saxophone – MUS 130-211 (Spring semester): Dr. Frank Bongiorno – bongiornof@uncw.edu