School of Fine and Performing Arts


As a major component of a balanced curriculum of music performance, applied music, music history, music theory, and music education, the School of Fine and Performing Arts offers a wide range of performing ensembles.

These ensembles are open to all students at the university, regardless of major, and, in some cases, to community members.

Membership for Music Majors and Minors

Membership in the School of Fine and Performing Arts ensemble program is required of all music majors and minors throughout their course of study, as described in the curriculum outline sheets. Prospective members should consult the appropriate conductor for additional information.


Every B.M. Performance major and B.M. Music Education major is required to participate in at least one university ensemble related to the student’s applied music concentration during each semester in which the student is enrolled full-time (with the exception of the student teaching semester for music education students). Every B.M. Music History/Literature major and every B.A. major must participate in at least one university ensemble related to the student’s applied music concentration for the number of credits/semesters stipulated in the Academic Catalog.

Assignment to an ensemble is made by the director of bands, director of choral studies, or director of orchestral studies; the appropriate ensemble director; and the student's full-time applied instructor. When the student's applied instructor is not a full-time faculty member, approval must be given by the chair of the student's applied board. To be eligible for the Bachelor of Music degree, the performance major must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the major performing medium and a 2.0 in all other required music courses.

Bands and Chamber Ensembles

Course Band Conductor Phone Number
MUE 2050/4050/6050 Chamber Ensembles    937-775-2346
MUE 2660/4660/6660 Symphonic Band Dr. Jagow 937-775-2346
MUE 2680/4680/6680 Jazz Band Dr. Diamond 937-775-2346
MUE 2460/4460/6460 Saxophone Quartet Ms. Wantuch 937-775-2346
MUE 2670/4670/6670 Varsity Pep Band Mr. Weaver 937-775-2346
MUE 2690/4690/6690 Wind Symphony Dr. Jagow 937-775-2346


Course Choir Conductor Phone Number
MUE 2990/4990/6990 Collegiate Chorale Dr. Nagir 937-775-2289
MUE 2930/4930/6930 Tenor-Bass Chorus Dr. Nagir 937-775-2289
MUE 2940/4940/6940 Treble Chorus Ms. Minneman


  University Singers Dr. Nagir 937-775-2289
  Alankaar Dr. Nagir 937-775-2289
  Rowdy Raider Grand Chorus Dr. Nagir 937-775-2289


Course Orchestra Conductor Phone Number
MUE 2770/4770/6770 Chamber Orchestra Dr. Leung 937-775-2346
MUE 2700/4700/6700 University Symphony Orchestra Dr. Cha 937-775-2346



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