Music Ensembles

Judson Community Civic Orchestra members performing
DCWPA choir performing on a tour

University Choir

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 three times each year and regularly tours internationally.

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.

Judson Chamber singers performing

Chamber Singers

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 Guitar ensemble performing

Guitar Ensemble

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

Judson Piano ensemble performing

Piano Ensemble

The Judson University Piano Ensemble performs exciting 6-8 hand piano arrangements and performs both on and off campus.

Judson Jazz ensemble performing

Jazz Ensemble

The Judson University Jazz Ensemble performs jazz standards as well as new compositions, performing both on and off campus.

Judson Percussion Ensemble performing

Percussion Ensemble

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

A Judson worship group performing at Chapel

Worship Bands

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.

Meet our DCWPA director

Dr. Warren Anderson

Dr. Anderson, a Judson alumnus (’86), serves as director of Judson’s Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts and Director of the University Choir. He holds responsibilities that include directing the Judson University Choir and teaching in the Worship Arts and Music departments. 

A Judson “lifer,” Anderson also has served his alma mater as Dean of the Chapel, Dean of Men, Director of Housing, Director of Christian Ministries, Lecturer in Communication Arts, houseparent, admissions counselor, summer-ministry-team director, and assistant men’s basketball coach during his 30+ years as a Judson faculty/staff member.

Online Store

Judson artists, bands, and ensembles works compiled, produced, and recorded through the DCWPA’s Dark Room Studios and various live events are available for purchase as CDs through our online store or can be digitally streamed or purchased through Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and other digital platforms.

Listen In!

Check out these performances of some of our University Ensembles! See more performances, interviews, and more on our YouTube Channel.

Piano Ensemble

Watch the part of the Judson University Piano Ensemble perform “Tritsch Tratsch Polka”.

Guitar Ensemble

Watch the Judson University Guitar Ensemble perform “Trepek”.

Jazz Ensemble

Watch the Judson University Jazz Ensemble perform “Doxy”.

Chamber Singers

Watch the Judson University Chamber Singers perform “Wake O My Soul”.

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