Department of Music

Join a UNCW music ensemble-
make music for today and a lifetime!

Monday, Aug. 16, 2-4 p.m.
Cultural Arts Building Lobby

The Department of Music invites you to participate in our award-winning student music ensembles. Our wide variety of ensembles provides you with an opportunity to participate in campus life outside your academic curriculum, connect with a large community of students who share your love of music, and enjoy numerous performance opportunities with internationally recognized faculty artists. Membership in ensembles is open to any UNCW student who has had instrumental or vocal experience. Get to know our ensemble directors and students and learn how to use your musical talents in college to earn University Studies credit. For further information, visit our Ensembles page, or call the Department of Music at 910.962.3415.

Discover UNCW Ensembles, Chamber Music and Opera Workshop

Symphonic Band
Pep Band
Jazz Ensemble (Big Band)
Jazz Combo
Latin Combo
Chamber Choir
Concert Choir
Wilmington symphony Orchestra
Orchestra: String ensemble

Chamber Music and Opera Workshop
Classical Guitar
Digital Instruments (Fall semester)
Flute (Fall semester)
Opera Workshop (Spring semester)
Saxophone (Spring semester)


UNCW Big Band and Latin Jazz: Fall 2021

Cultural Arts Building, room 1086
Amps and drum set will be provided

Open auditions for all interested musicians.
Previous jazz experience is helpful but not required.
Sign-up sheet will be posted on the CA1086 door no later than Monday, August 16.

UNCW Jazz Ensemble (Big Band)
MUS 184-001
Dr. Frank Bongiorno

Thursday, August 19
Cultural Arts Building, Room 1086
2 p.m.

Big Band seating assignments will be posted by noon on Monday, August 23 on the bulletin board across from CA1086.

Big Band musicians should plan to meet on Tuesday, August 24 for its first full rehearsal at 2 p.m. in CA1086.

Jazz Ensemble audition information:
• play major scales, two octaves or full range.
• sightread one jazz excerpt
• play a prepared piece of your choice.
• drummers will need to demonstrate various styles in addition to sight-reading.


UNCW Latin Jazz Combo
MUS 189-002
Dr. Natalie Boeyink

Thursday, August 19
5 - 6:15 p.m.

Latin Jazz Combo audition information:
• play major scales, two octaves
• sightread a jazz excerpt
• play and improvise* on a prepared jazz excerpt of your choice
• rhythm section will need to demonstrate various styles
  *improvisation optional for non-jazz players