Chamber Choir will provide singers the opportunity to experience a broad spectrum of choral ensemble music, most of which will be suitable for programming in a traditional public school choral music setting. While experiencing breadth of repertoire will be a key philosophical component of this ensemble, high quality choral performance will drive the methodology. Chamber Choir is open to all UA students, regardless of major.
The Alabama Concert Band began in the spring of 2010 and is comprised of UA students from various majors. The membership of the ensemble is selected by audition at the beginning of each semester. The band performs a varied repertoire of literature ranging from the most cutting edge new literature to the cornerstone classics of the wind band repertoire.
The University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble is committed to performing the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, including masterworks by established composers, music by emerging composers, and the music of UA student and faculty composers. Striving to present this body of art at an exceptionally high level, the ensemble aims to endow student performers with a strong foundation of knowledge for this canon of musical literature, to enlarge the audience for contemporary art music and to generate new opportunities for its performance.
Early Chamber EnsemblesInstrumental
The Early Chamber Ensembles offer students the opportunity to perform early repertoire (music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical eras) for credit in the School of Music’s chamber music program. Ensembles take music majors at both the undergrad and graduate level by audition at the beginning of each semester. The Early Chamber Ensembles perform regularly one concert per semester, with occasional run-out concerts, such as a performance for the annual meeting of the Southern chapter of the American Musicological Society.
Jazz Ensemble and CombosInstrumental
The UA Jazz Ensemble provides a professional atmosphere for students interested in the many aspects of jazz. The Alabama Jazz Band and Jazz Standards Combo are off-shoots of the Jazz Ensemble. These groups are open by audition to any student, regardless of major.
Million Dollar BandInstrumental
Performing in front of millions of fans each year, the Million Dollar Band has been a Crimson Tide tradition for 106 years. Saturdays at the Capstone would not be the same without the excitement provided by the 400 members of the Million Dollar Band, which is one of the most respected university marching bands in the country. Members of the Million Dollar Band are majors in almost every school and department within the University and the Million Dollar Band is easily the largest student organization on campus.
The UA Opera Theatre training program includes opera as well as musical theater styles ranging from the Baroque to the 21st century. Graduate and undergraduate students in all degree programs can study the art of the singer-actor, applying skills to the rehearsal process to bring music and theater to life on the stage.
The Alabama Symphonic Band is one of four wind bands housed within The University of Alabama School of Music. The band performs a varied repertoire of literature ranging from the most cutting edge new literature to the cornerstone classics of the wind band repertoire. Membership of the ensemble is selected by audition in the Fall of each year.
The UA Treble Chorus is open to soprano and alto singers of all experience levels, from beginning too advanced, regardless of major. New members are welcome at the beginning of each semester. Treble Chorus performs concerts every semester in the Moody Concert Hall and also performs at community events both on and off campus. The ensemble prepares a wide variety of high-quality music through a collaborative rehearsal process and provides an enriching environment for singers to enhance their vocal technique and develop strong musicianship skills. Together we strive to touch hearts and inspire others through our music-making.
The Alabama University Band began in the Spring of 2018 and is comprised of UA students from various majors. The membership of the ensemble is selected by audition at the beginning of the Spring semester. The band performs a varied repertoire of literature that includes new literature from contemporary composers to the some of the cornerstone classics written for the wind band.
University Chorus is open to all UA students, undergraduate and graduate, regardless of major. This ensemble is comprised of vocal and instrumental music majors as well as non-music majors who want to build on their past music experience. University Chorus performs a variety of challenging music from throughout history and around the world; and often combines with the University Singers to perform choral-orchestral masterworks. They have performed around the local community and at the Alabama ACDA Invitational Choral Festival. Rehearsals emphasize development of vocal technique, ensemble listening skills, musical interpretation, and expressive communication.
The University Singers are the premier vocal ensemble of The University of Alabama School of Music. This advanced choir consists of music majors as well as talented choral enthusiasts from other academic disciplines across The University of Alabama. University Singers perform a wide variety of repertoire, including significant contemporary works, spirituals, world musics, and masterworks of the historic choral canon.
The Alabama Wind Ensemble is a select group of the finest wind players and percussionists from within the University Band Program and the School of Music. The ensemble has been invited to perform at prestigious events such as the College Band Directors National Association Convention, the Southern Division of the Music Educators’ National Conference, the American Bandmasters Association, and the Alabama Music Educators Association State Conference. The Alabama Wind Ensemble has commissioned and premiered works by noted composers such as Donald Grantham, Nigel Clarke, Richard Saucedo, and David Maslanka.