The Ensembles

The breadth and depth of the ensemble offerings in the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music serve both the aspiring professional performer as well as the dedicated non-major seeking musical performance opportunities. All ensembles are open to students of any major through open auditions and rehearse primarily in the late afternoon and evening time slots to avoid conflicts with other courses. Click here for a list of large ensemble rehearsal times. Students receive academic credit for participation.

Whatever the medium, genre or style, there is a Lawrence large ensemble that will provide a high quality life-changing musical experience.

Live from Lawrence Intermission "Podcasts"

During the intermissions of our large ensemble concerts, Professor of Violin, Dr. Samantha George, interviews current students, conservatory faculty, and guest artists about a variety of topics, from how they came to choose Lawrence to how a music education at Lawrence University prepared them for their future music careers.

Kaleidoscope Performances

Box Office:

Kaleidoscope occurs every other year.

Adults: $15 Seniors: $10 Students: $7

Tickets available from: Lawrence University Box Office: 920-832-6749

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center: 920-730-3760

First performed in 2006, Kaleidoscope’s non-stop, 75-minute format provides a rapid-fire musical spectrum running the gamut from Bernstein to tango, from improvisational dance to Balinese gamelan music.

“Kaleidoscope means ‘to present the appearance of a brightly colored and constantly changing pattern; to cause to come together or coalesce with pleasing results,’ and this is precisely what the audience can expect. The short durations of each selection, non-stop nature of the program and contrasting styles of music all combine to make an enjoyable musical evening.” said Andrew Mast, Director of Bands, Kimberly-Clark Professor of Music and Associate Dean of the Conservatory, and the coordinator of this year’s concert.

The most comprehensive musical evening on Lawrence’s 2017-18 concert calendar, Kaleidoscope spotlights large ensembles (Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir, Gamelan Cahaya Asri, Wind Ensemble, Opera, Jazz Ensemble) and chamber groups (bassoon ensemble, cello ensemble, flute ensemble, saxophone quartet, percussion duet, trombone ensemble, improvisational ensemble with dancers and wind chamber ensemble).

Check out some of the past Kaleidoscope performances, and a backstage look at the intense preparations for this one-of-a-kind event.