UT Dallas University Choir

MUSI 2127

University Choir is open to all UT Dallas students—both men and women—of any major. No audition is required. The repertoire selected for this ensemble represents a variety of historical periods and styles, including the Renaissance, Classical, and Romantic period, as well as gospel, musical theater, and world music.

Director: Jonathan Palant



Pep Band

MUSI 2113

The Pep Band is a "rally" band or "pit" band that provides opportunities for woodwind, brass and percussion players to perform at UT Dallas sports events and other campus/community activities. The repertoire will be drawn mainly from the popular repertoire. @UTD_PepBand on Twitter

Director: Lori Gerard


Ensembles (Audition Required)


Chamber Singers

MUSI 3385/4347

The UT Dallas Chamber Singers is a performing ensemble of 20-24 singers. The repertoire for the ensemble is selected from a broad range of chamber vocal literature, including both sacred and secular music spanning the Renaissance to the contemporary and everything in between. Audition required.

Director: Jonathan Palant


Instrumental and Vocal

Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music Ensemble

MUSI 3312/4312/4V71 and HUAS 6333

Provides performance opportunities for advanced players (all instruments) and solo singers. Repertoire will range from duos and trios to larger ensembles and orchestral works in all musical styles. Students perform music written for small and larger ensembles, plus multi-media and theater works, of all periods. Audition required.

Director: Call Robert X. Rodríguez, 972-883-2766 or 972-238-8703



Jazz Ensemble

MUSI 2326/3386/4386

A 20-25 person jazz band, open to all students. Audition required.

Director: Kelly Durbin


Guitar Ensemble

MUSI 2316/3316/3380/4316

This ensemble class is in fact a small chamber orchestra for guitar. Players and parts are organized commensurate with the ability level displayed by the student at the start of the semester. A nylon string guitar is recommended for this class. UT Dallas has guitars for loan/lease. Guitar Ensemble II is a class which builds upon skills learned in the prerequisite Guitar I class. Students who have not taken Guitar I at UT Dallas may audition for Guitar II. Audition required.

Director: Enric Madriguera


Radiant Guitar Ensemble

The Radiant ensemble is a non-credit, community-based ensemble. Ensemble music comes from various sources including traditional folk, classical, and popular repertory. Auditioning or obtaining permission from your instructor is required to take this class. In order to qualify, you must have the ability to read music and be able to provide your own nylon string guitar. Audition required.

Director: Enric Madriguera


Chamber Music: Woodwinds


Comprises chamber groups performing in various genres an styles. The focus is primarily on woodwind chamber groups, however, all instruments are welcome. Audition required.

Director: Linda Salisbury


String Orchestra

MUSI 3118/4118

Comprises the usual string instruments (violin, viola, cello and bass) performing in all musical styles. Audition required.

Additional audition information.

Director: Linda Salisbury and Adron Ming

String Orchestra

Wind Ensemble

MUSI 3120/4120

Comprises the usual compliment of instruments found in a concert band, such as flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, saxophone, and percussionists trained in rudiments or mallets (not drum set). The music performed will be from both the popular and classic repertoire. Audition required.

Additional audition information.

Director: Linda Salisbury and Gregory Hustis

String Orchestra

University Orchestra

The University Orchestra is a combination of select members of the Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra. It is a classical music ensemble for students who have previous experience in an orchestral instrument. Performs music by composers of various stylistic periods from the Baroque Period to the 20th Century. Audition required.

Additional audition information.

Director: Gregory Hustis

University Orchestra