Ensembles

Ensembles in the School of Church Music and Worship are open to students outside the school.

Chamber Orchestra

Provides string players with the opportunity to rehearse and perform classic literature in a small ensemble setting. Chamber Orchestra is open to both college and graduate students. Audition required.

Chapel Orchestra

A full symphonic ensemble of strings, winds, percussion, and modern rhythm section that provides the musical foundations for worship in chapels and other special events. Chapel Orchestra is open to both college and graduate students. No audition required. 

Cowden Hall Band

The “house band” for Southwestern that leads worship in chapels, special events, and School of Church Music and Worship concerts. Cowden Hall Band is open to graduate students. Audition required.

Guitar Ensemble

An ensemble that studies and performs chamber works for guitar ensemble from all style periods as well as works by a variety of contemporary composers. Guitar Ensemble is open to both college and graduate students. Audition required.

Hispanic Band

The Hispanic Band is a worship leading ensemble uniquely charged to serve and encourage Hispanic churches throughout the metroplex, Texas, and beyond. It also serves in leading worship for Southwestern chapels and special events. The Hispanic Band is open to Hispanic college and graduate students. Audition required.

Jazz Combo Lab

A lab that fosters the development and refinement of improvisation and performance skills in a small ensemble environment in traditional jazz literature as well as application in worship practice. Jazz Combo Lab is open to both college and graduate students. Audition required.

Scarborough College Band

The “house band” for Scarborough College that leads worship in chapels, special collegiate events, and School of Church Music and Worship concerts. Scarborough College Band is open to all college students. Audition required.

Scarborough College Lab Band

The Scarborough College Lab Band is a training ensemble for students desiring to develop their worship leadership skills in a modern worship band setting. Scarborough College Lab Band is open to all college students. Audition required.

Scarborough College Choir

The Scarborough College Choir is a mixed vocal ensemble that rehearses and performs a variety of modern and classic sacred music written for the edification of the church and the praise of Christ. Scarborough College Choir is open to all college students. No audition required. 

Southwestern A Cappella

Southwestern A Cappella is a sixteen-member vocal ensemble committed to ministry through the medium of a cappella jazz, modern songs of the church, and classic hymns scored in fresh ways. It is designed for advanced vocalists who desire to explore complex harmonization and modern vocal stylizations in the context of ministry to the Lord, to our school, and to the church through the music, testimony, and the Word. Southwestern A Cappella  is open to all college and seminary students.  Audition required.

Southwestern Singers

Southwestern Singers is our premiere mixed choral ensemble committed to excellence in choral singing through the study and performance of classic and modern sacred choral literature. The ensemble sings regularly in chapel, in concert, and for special events. Southwestern Singers is open to both college and graduate students.  Audition required.