Our students have a wide variety and choice of ensembles. We believe that ensemble performance is important. It creates a sense of family, cooperation and it is just fun to make music with friends! Our ensembles focus on developing each student spiritually and academically.
CAREY CHORALE is the premiere auditioned choral ensemble at the University. This ensemble presents frequent concerts and performs extensively in schools and some churches. Members of this ensemble also participate in the Worship Choir.
WORSHIP CHOIR is open to all Carey students and no audition is required. This ensemble performs in churches and provides music for chapel services both on and off campus.
ORATORIO CHOIR performs major choral works and is comprised of the Chorale, Worship Choir, and guest singers from the community.
CARPENTER’S WOOD is an auditioned small vocal ensemble that performs in churches and for community events.
RESTORATION BAND is an auditioned contemporary Christian band that performs in churches and student ministry events.
This men's quartet sings a variety of literature for the local church and banquet settings.
MUSICAL THEATER ENSEMBLE AND OPERA WORKSHOP
MUSICAL THEATER ENSEMBLE and OPERA WORKSHOP performs a variety of productions each year. From “White Christmas” to “The Magic Flute,” these talented students have opportunities to perform large scale shows with full orchestra both at Carey and at regional theaters.
SYMPHONIC WINDS is the top auditioned wind ensemble at the university. This ensemble performs symphonic literature for concerts and school events throughout the year. Instrumentalists who do not make this ensemble are invited to participate in CONCERT BAND.
CAREY BIG BAND plays a variety of jazz literature from jazz standards to contemporary arrangements. They perform for campus and community events. Students that do not make this group are invited to participate in CAREY JAZZ LAB.
KNIGHTS OF JAZZ
KNIGHTS OF JAZZ is a small jazz combo that performs for campus activities, civil functions, and community events.
GUITAR ENSEMBLE features guitar majors who play a wide variety of musical styles. These talented performers have the opportunity to arrange literature and perform transcriptions from all of the musical genres.
SPIRIT OF CAREY
SPIRIT OF CAREY is a high-impact indoor marching winds, percussion, and auxiliary ensemble. This auditioned ensemble performs in gyms, parades, and other locations.
EVIDENCE is our competitive Winter Guard International winds group that competes in regional and national contests and is made up of auditioned members from the Spirit of Carey.
PIANO ENSEMBLE features multiple pianists who perform a wide variety of piano literature. Very popular for Christmas concerts, this ensemble is available for church and school educational programs.
HANDBELL ENSEMBLE performs handbell settings of sacred, classical, and secular music. Always featured in Christmas concerts, this ensemble is open to all students by audition.
CHAMBER ENSEMBLES are formed from multiple studios in the music department and perform on campus and in school settings.
WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA
WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA performs a wide variety of orchestral literature. This auditioned ensemble provides music for university events, local concerts, and school programs.
CAREY STRING QUARTET
CAREY STRING QUARTET performs a variety of traditional and contemporary quartet literature.
WOMENS CHOIR is an auditioned choir that sings SSAA literature and performs in chapels and other choral events. Members of this ensemble also participate in Worship Choir.
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