Performance brings life to the music traditions studied in the classroom. The music ensembles give the whole campus a chance to experience the art of music performance and draw thousands to A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel and Phillips Recital Hall for many concerts throughout the year.
A Campus Wide Experience
Nearly 400 students out of the 1,600-member student body participate in extra-curricular music activities, including ensembles and private lessons. Ensembles are open to all students regardless of major. Auditions take place at the start of each school year and academic credit is available to all participants.
In addition to on-campus performances, many of the ensembles perform in the local and international community. Several ensembles tour domestically each year, and the College Choir and Wind Ensemble alternate trips to the stunning performance venues of Europe.
Music ensembles at Gordon represent both the academic excellence and Christian commitment of the student body. The Department of Music believes that student musicians, as stewards of a powerful gift from God, are called to share His message of hope and redemption by performing to the best of their ability. Members of Gordon's instrumental and choral ensembles display a respect for the music they play, a passion for hard work and a love for their Creator.
Ensemble auditions for incoming first-year and transfer students will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. To sign up for an audition, please come to the Department of Music table at Campus Connections during orientation registration or click here: Music Ensemble Auditions Sign Up!
Ensemble auditions for returning students will be held between August 27–30, 2013, depending on the ensemble. For more information and to sign up for an audition click here: Music Ensemble Auditions Sign Up!