Below are listed musical groups open to all students, regardless of major. Note that in all cases except Marching Band and Gospel Choir, simply signing up for the class does not mean that you are in the ensemble. You may add the class on WINS, but you need to sign up for an audition, which will occur during the first week of classes. It is your responsibility to contact the director regarding auditions - he/she will not contact you. You should contact the director for the specifics regarding auditions, but in general, singers will be asked to sing something they have prepared and to sightread. Instrumental auditions vary according to the nature of the group, but usually include excerpts distributed in advance, a prepared piece and sightreading.
Concert Choir: Large mixed choir, performing classical repertoire. Audition required.
Chamber Singers: Small, select choir. Audition required. Generally members are music majors, but it is open to all. Note: to be considered for Chamber Singers, you should sign up for Concert Choir and take the audition.
Class Act: Small select group that performs swing, jazz, and musical theatre repertoire. Audition required.
Women's Chorale: Treble choir performing classical repertoire. Audition required.
Warhawk Marching Band: Students enrolled in Marching Band will check into their residence halls early: see additional Marching Band literature.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble: Wind band, performing concert band repertoires. Audition required.
Whitewater Symphony Orchestra: Full symphony orchestra, open to string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players. Performs classical literature. Audition required.
Jazz Ensemble: Jazz big band. Audition required.
Jazz Labs: Jazz combo, with focus on improvisation. Audition required.
To find out more about the instrumental ensembles, please visit the Music Department's website.