Large Ensembles

The Department of Music offers a wide variety of performing ensembles: resident professional ensembles, faculty ensembles, student-run ensembles, as well as a number of ensembles in which professionals, faculty, and students work side-by-side. Information regarding auditions and rehearsal schedules can be found in each individual group's page. The vast majority of student ensembles are open to all students in the university, regardless of major.

  • 10/7/20
    The UB Symphony Orchestra–comprised of nearly 90 UB students of a variety of majors, professors and community members–is conducted by Music Director Rachel Lauber. The orchestra presents at least three public concerts in Lippes Concert Hall each year. Membership in the UB Symphony Orchestra is open to all UB students, faculty, and community members by audition. Auditions take place during the first week of classes of each semester.
  • 10/21/20
    The UB Chorus provides an opportunity for students of all majors as well as individuals from the Buffalo community to perform in a large choral ensemble, often with orchestral accompaniment. No audition is required for participation in the Chorus. Recent concerts have included The Creation by Haydn, Carmina Burana by Orff, The Messiah by Handel, and Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms.
  • 4/4/18
    The UB Choir is the premier choral ensemble on campus. Open to students of all majors by audition, the UB Choir presents two concerts annually in Lippes Concert Hall. The ensemble's repertoire spans from the sixteenth century to the present, and in the past has included works commissioned specifically for the Choir. Recent tours have included Canada and Europe, and during the spring of 2004, the choir participated in a performance of the Verdi Requiem at Carnegie Hall.
  • 10/7/20
    The UB Concert Band presents a wide variety of music, spanning from Wagner, Mozart, and Strauss to Ellington and Zappa. Open to students of all majors without any audition requirements, the UB Concert Band presents two concerts annually in Slee Concert Hall. The ensemble rehearses twice weekly.

For information about our Contemporary, Percussion, Chamber, Jazz, Open! String, Guitar and Opera ensembles, please visit Chamber Ensembles