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Music Ensembles

Join one of our Ensembles for Fall 2017!
Links to info on the Ensembles and how to audition:

UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra or All-University Orchestra
Wind Ensemble or Symphony Band
Concert Band or Marching Band
University Chorale/Women's Choir/Recital Choir
Jazz Ensemble I/Chapel Jazz/Jazz Lab Ensemble
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Early Music Ensembles

LISTEN TO MUSIC OF OUR ENSEMBLES- Click or scroll to list of selections

Ensembles are open to all UMass Amherst students, subject to auditions held at the beginning of each semester. All ensembles appear in concert on campus several times a year. Ensembles have also been selected to represent UMass Amherst at conventions and festivals that have included Symphony Hall in Springfield, MA; the Washington, D.C. home of the Marine Band; and the Capitol Building in Boston.

Chamber ensembles are open to all UMass Amherst students, subject to auditions held at the beginning of each semester. All chamber ensembles appear in concert on campus several times a year. Chamber ensembles also perform off-campus at area special events and school outreach concerts.

Listen to our Music Ensembles!

Click on a title to listen (mp3 file); a new window opens so you may continue browsing.

University Orchestra
Quando m'en vo soletta from Puccini's La Bohème (Amy Johnson, soprano)
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker
March   Chinese Dance   Trepak
Les Nubiennes - Gounod's Faust's Ballet Music

Minuteman Marching Band
Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture (arr. Klesch/Hannum)

Studio Orchestra
Irving Berlin's Let's Face the Music and Dance (arr. Mike Tomaro/Jeffrey W. Holmes)

Jazz Combo
Alex Lee Clark's The Big Lebowski Suite, "Walter Sobchak"

Saxophone Quartet
Rich Hirsch's Cityscapes, Mvmt. II, The Lower East Side

Opera Workshop
Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, Farewell Trio (excerpt)

Opus One Chamber Orchestra
Dvorák's Serenade for Strings, mvmt. V

Trumpet Studio (also see below for Trumpet Ensemble video)
Jeffrey W. Holmes' Herald Emeritus Fanfare

Chamber Choir
Monteverdi's Anime mia perdona (from 4th book of Madrigals)




  • Chamber Choir
  • University Chorale
  • Women's Choir
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • Opera Workshop


  • UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra
  • All-University Orchestra
  • Opus One Chamber Orchestra


  • Wind Ensemble
  • Symphony Band
  • Concert Band
  • Minuteman Marching Band
  • Minuteman Hoop Band


  • Jazz Ensemble I & Studio Orchestra
  • Chapel Jazz Ensemble
  • Jazz Lab Ensemble
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • Chamber Jazz Ensembles
  • Jazz In July


  • Percussion Ensemble
  • UMass Marimba Ensemble
  • MASS Marimba Band

Early Music

  • Five College Early Music Collegium
  • Euridice Ensembles
  • Voces Feminae


  • Opus One Chamber Ensemble
  • Double Reed Ensemble
  • Trombone Choir
  • Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble
  • Chamber Jazz Ensembles
  • Cello Choir
  • Viola Choir
  • Graduate String Quartet Program
  • Additional Chamber Ensembles: Brass quintets, flute choirs, horn choirs, mixed chamber ensembles, saxophone quartets, string quartets, piano trios, vocal chamber ensembles, woodwind quintets.
The UMass Amherst Trumpet Ensemble, led by Prof. Eric Berlin, plays Jeffrey W. Holmes' Library Fanfare at the Grand Opening ceremony of the Music and Media Center (6th floor) in the Du Bois Library.

Trumpet Ensemble led by Eric Berlin

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