Ensembles

Update July 14, 2020: This page contains the Music Department’s plans for applied lessons and ensemble auditions. Specific audition instructions for each ensemble or instrument are included in the sign-up form.  Adapting to changing health & safety parameters, as well as to the number and the location of participants, instructors may convene rehearsals in different formats: entirely in-person; combined  in-person and remote; or entirely online. Detailed information about individual ensembles will be available via ensemble webpages or on course synopses as the semester approaches. 

The Department of Music is home to 10 ensembles which are open to all members of the University community by audition. There is no fee. You don't have to be a Music major/minor or taking lessons to participate in an ensemble. You don’t need to take an ensemble for credit, although a 0.5 course credit per semester is available.

Fall 2020 Practice Room Guidelines and Protocols

In addition to the 10 Music Department ensembles, there are other groups on campus that also provide musical opportunities to students by audition. The Duke Chapel Choir, conducted by Zebulon Highben, provides additional opportunities for singers, while the Marching Band and Pep Band, directed by Jeffrey Au, are administered through the Athletic Department.