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Vivacious variety

The Department of Music and Theatre Arts offers a wide variety of ensembles to meet the musical and artistic needs of all students at UW - Eau Claire. The large performance ensembles are open to all university students, regardless of major. The ensembles at UW-EC will push your creative boundaries, facilitate collaboration with experts in your field and connect you with students who share your creative passion.

How do I get involved?

Everyone, including non-music majors are welcome to audition for any ensemble. Please view the individual ensemble pages below for specific audition directions. 


ensembles offered

Marching band flutes


Our award-winning bands put your musical talent and Blugold spirit on display. Play in packed venues, march at football games, and travel across the nation performing at regional, national, and international events. Whatever Wind Band you choose, you'll find an excellent way to share your talents and get involved in the university community.

  • Wind Symphony
  • Symphony Band
  • University Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • BluGold Marching Band
  • BluGold Athletic Band

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Be prepared to sing your heart out! Our choirs are the heart and soul of UW-Eau Claire and perform often. A plethora of different venues await you in local, regional and national performances. Your time practicing, traveling and performing will help you discover your own unique sound and build relationships that last a lifetime.

  • Concert Choir
  • Women's Concert Chorale
  • The Singing Statesmen
  • Symphonic Choir
  • Women’s Chorus
  • Chamber Choir

Add your voice


Push your creative limits as you and your fellow orchestra musicians practice and perform a variety of works. Music from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries are taught by expert conductors using modern techniques. The results your efforts will be nothing less than inspiring and moving.

  • University Symphony Orchestra
  • University Baroque Orchestra

Create harmony

Chamber ensembles

Because of these groups' small size, you'll develop close personal relationships with your fellow performers and instructor. The music created by chamber ensembles is heartfelt and full of special meaning for both performers and their audiences.

  • BASSically Brass
  • Trombone Choir
  • Brass Ensembles (trios, quartets, quintets)
  • Contemporary Ensemble
  • Clarinet Ensemble
  • Saxophone Quartet
  • Woodwind Ensembles (trios, quartets, quintets)
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Piano Ensemble

Find a group

Opera Workshop Ensemble

Any student can add his or her voice to epic and historical opera pieces. Classic works will come alive as you take center stage and bring your audience on a journey that they won't forget. 

Explore opera


Put your feeling and passion in motion! Dance draws on one of the most fundamental aspects of being human: our capacity to move and be moved. Blending physical practice and creative activity, the dance program offers the opportunity to explore yourself, culture and community. 

Feel the rhythm

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