If you join one of Judson’s ensembles, you’ll not only meet other music majors but chemistry, architecture, history, youth ministry, business, and worship arts majors too. Most of our ensembles perform on campus at least twice a year and in addition, several perform in the greater Chicago area at hospitals, schools and retirement centers.
The Judson University Choir, the largest and oldest of our ensembles, is known both nationally and internationally through its numerous tours at home and abroad. The choir performs a variety of music, ranging from choral masterworks to spirituals and contemporary works. It tours within the United States two times each year, and regularly tours Europe, the Orient, and the Americas.
The Judson University Chamber Singers is a select group of the most gifted singers at Judson. They perform a wide variety of literature, from early oratorios to madrigals and lighter music.
JUDSON CIVIC ORCHESTRA
Students who play an orchestral instrument may participate in the Judson Civic Orchestra upon acceptance by audition. A wide variety of students, professional musicians, music educators, and dedicated amateur musicians make up the membership of this orchestra, which meets at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evenings through the fall and spring semesters in room 116 of the Edward and Alice Thompson Center. Learn more here.
CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES
A variety of small chamber groups are formed each year and coached by a music faculty member. These have included, but are not limited to: male vocal quartet, string quartet, brass quintet, and piano quintet.
Judson students who enjoy playing guitar, keys and drums are encouraged to audition for one of several Worship Bands which play for Chapels and other events.