Student Ensembles

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Performances and events are regularly held by any of our 10 Ensembles – Chamber Music, Chinese Music Ensemble, Chorale, Collegium Musicum, Djembe Ensemble, Duke New Music Ensemble [dnme], Jazz Program, Opera Theater, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony

Students interested in participating in our Ensembles are encouraged to audition.


Upcoming Events

Baldwin Auditorium

The Duke Wind Symphony, directed by Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, presents music by Michael Markowski, Julie Giroux, Kevin Day, Steven Bryant, Eric Whitacre, Katahj Copley and Franz Lehár. Selections… read more about Duke University Wind Symphony: ELIXIR »

Baldwin Auditorium

Program includes: WA Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D Major, K. 297, "Paris"; JS Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043; Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61. Admission is free.… read more about Duke Symphony Orchestra, featuring Eric Pritchard and Hsiao-mei Ku, violinists »

Baldwin Auditorium

"The standout vibraphonist of his generation." (The New Yorker). Join the Duke Jazz Ensemble, John V. Brown, director, and Evan Roberson, associate director, as they welcome percussionist Stefon… read more about Family Weekend Concert: Duke Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Stefon Harris, percussion »

Duke Chapel

Three of Duke's largest student music ensembles-- the Duke Chorale, directed by Allan Friedman; Duke Symphony Orchestra, directed by Harry Davidson; and Duke Wind Symphony, directed by Verena… read more about Family Weekend Concert: Duke Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony »

East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room

Concert performance of operetta and classic musical theater with pianist Daniel Seyfried, joined by Anne Leyland, violin and Nathan Leyland, cello. Duke Opera Theater is directed by David Heid. Free… read more about Duke Opera Theater: Opera Adjacent – It’s better with a band! »

Baldwin Auditorium

The Duke Chinese Music Ensemble, directed by Jennifer Chang, presents a concert featuring a variety of Chinese musical styles and instruments, as well as pieces that mix Eastern and Western… read more about Chinese Music Ensemble »

Baldwin Auditorium

This concert will feature guest conductor Freddy Martin, member of the DCI Hall of Fame. Works include "In Living Color," "Shenandoah," selections from "A Women's Suite," "The Cowboys," and more. The… read more about Duke University Wind Symphony: IN LIVING COLOR »

Duke Chapel

The Duke Chorale, directed by Allan Friedman, presents holiday music from America and Spanish-speaking countries sung by the Chorale as well as carols for all to sing and stories & treats for… read more about Duke Chorale Christmas Concert »

Baldwin Auditorium

Note: The Fall 2022 Student Chamber Music concerts will take place in two parts due to the length of the program. The first concert begins at 3 pm. The second concert begins at 6 pm. Students in the… read more about Chamber Music Concert: Part 1 »

Baldwin Auditorium

Note: The Fall 2022 Student Chamber Music concerts will take place in two parts due to the length of the program. The first concert begins at 3 pm. The second concert begins at 6 pm. Students in the… read more about Chamber Music Concert: Part 2 »

Baldwin Auditorium

Program: Louise Ferenc: Overture No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 23; Antonín Dvořák: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B Minor, Op. 104; Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90. Admission is free… read more about Duke Symphony Orchestra, featuring Darrett Adkins, cellist »

Baldwin Auditorium

"[Aldana's] resplendent Blue Note debut, 12 Stars... marks her debut on arguably the king of jazz labels: Blue Note Records. Therein, highlights like 'Falling,' 'The Bluest Eye' and 'Los Ojos de… read more about Duke Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Melissa Aldana, saxophone »