Making Music at Oswego

Whether you play an instrument or prefer vocal performance, the music department offers many opportunities for all students to participate in large or small ensembles. You do not need to be a music major or minor to be in the ensembles. In fact, the majority of the students playing in the ensembles are not music majors or minors.

Academic credit is offered and there are no additional fees charged. There are regularly scheduled rehearsal times each week, and most groups perform two to three times each semester. Repertoire ranges from classical to jazz to Broadway. You can participate in music ensembles for 0 or 1 credits.

Please contact ensemble directors for more information, look for flyers posted in Tyler Hall at beginning of semester, OR simply go to the first scheduled class of the semester!


Festival Chorus - Mihoko Tsutsumi MUS 295, Sec 610 M; 7:00-9:00 PM No Audition Required
College Choir (Women) - Mihoko Tsutsumi MUS 292/492 MWF; 1:50-2:45 PM No Audition Required
College Choir (Men) - Mihoko Tsutsumi MUS 292/492 TR; 12:45-2:05 PM No Audition Required
StateSingers - Mihoko Tsutsumi Do not Register TR; 2:20-3:40 PM Auditions in Hewitt 28A
Tues., August 25th various times
Wed., August 26th various times (see sign-up sheet outside Hewitt 28A)

Wind Ensemble - Trevor Jorgensen

MUS 290/490 TR; 12:45-2:05 PM Auditions in Tyler 29
Show up to first scheduled class
College Orchestra - Juan La Manna MUS 291/491 MW; 4:10-5:30 PM Audition Required for Placement
Show up to first scheduled class
Oswego State Jazz Ensemble - Eric Schmitz MUS 299 Sec 830 TR; 2:20-3:40 PM Audition
Show up to first scheduled class
Flute Ensemble - Marla Smith MUS 295, Sec 620 or 630 TBA No Audition Required
Guitar Ensemble - Rick Balestra MUS 295, Sec 660 or 670