Music Ensembles | Judson University Christian College


Music Ensembles

If you join one of Judson’s ensembles, you’ll not only meet other music majors but also chemistry, architecture, history, youth ministry, business, and education majors, too. Our ensembles perform on campus several times each year, and many perform in the greater Chicago area at hospitals, schools and retirement centers.


The Judson University Choir is known for its numerous tours at home and abroad. The choir performs a variety of music, ranging from choral masterworks to black gospel anthems to Taizé choruses to contemporary praise and worship songs. It tours within the United States two times each year and regularly tours Europe, Asia, 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.


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.  Learn more here.


The Judson University Guitar Ensemble plays a wide variety of guitar literature, from Renaissance to contemporary works.  


The Judson University Percussion ensemble features an eclectic variety of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic percussion instruments.


A variety of small chamber groups are formed periodically and coached by a music faculty member. These have included male vocal quartets, string quartets, brass quintets, and piano quintets.


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.

Jean Bishop - Spotlight

Bishop, Jean 003Jean Bishop serves as Judson’s flute and piccolo instructor.  She has been a member of the award-winning Elgin Symphony Orchestra since 1979 and its principal flutist since 1982.  She is an active freelance musician in the Chicago area, and has performed with numerous symphony orchestras and ballets in and outside of Illinois.


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