Ensembles

Ensembles in the School of Church Music are open to all college and seminary students.

Chapel Choir

A mixed choir that performs during seminary chapel sessions. No audition required.

Chapel Orchestra

An orchestra that performs during seminary chapel sessions. Audition required.

Chamber Ensemble

Students will participate in small chamber ensembles, such as a string quartet, brass quintet, woodwind quintet, or mixed ensemble, depending on the resources available. Audition required.

Combo Lab

A lab that stresses 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. Audition required.

Guitar Ensemble

An ensemble for students who want to improve their skills in reading, comping, and improvising. Class time will be spent rehearsing charts written specifically for guitar. All styles of music will be performed. Audition required.

NewSound

A multifaceted large jazz ensemble that performs traditional “big band” repertory as well as literature emphasizing the school’s focus on church ministry. Performs on and off campus. Audition required.

Orchestra

A full symphonic ensemble of strings, winds, and percussion that performs literature from the standard symphonic repertoire. In association with the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra. Audition required.

Southwestern Master Chorale

A large mixed chorus that performs major sacred works for chorus and orchestra. Audition required.

Southwestern Singers

A mixed choir that appears in chapel, in concert, and on tour. Audition required.

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