Two large bands: Lawrence Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
Both bands offer high-caliber performance opportunities. These ensembles perform multiple times a year and explore both classical and deepening and expanding repertoires.
Four large choirs: Cantala, Concert Choir, Viking Bass Clef, and Viking Chorale
There’s a place for you in the choir at Lawrence. Experience exceptional performances and world-class training.
Two orchestras: Lawence Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and Lawrence Chamber Orchestra (LCO)
Experience one of the country’s premiere undergraduate orchestras with LSO and develop chamber skills and leadership with LCO.
Three large jazz ensembles: Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble (LUJE), Jazz Band, and Jazz Workshop.
It’s no surprise one of the nation’s best jazz programs offers some of the nation’s best jazz ensembles, which are consistently recognized with Downbeat awards.
Balinese Gamelan, Dance Collective, Improvisation Group (IGLU), Mariachi Ensemble (LUMÉ), New Music Ensemble, Opera Theatre, Percussion Ensemble (LUPÉ) including Sambistas, Kinkaviwo, and Tambo Toke.
Explore a wide array of genres and traditions.
Want to experience Lawrence’s musical campus without being a Conservatory major? You can. All Lawrence ensembles are open to non-music majors by audition. There are also opportunities to take music classes or private lessons.
Create Your Own Ensembles
The large ensembles at Lawrence are just the beginning. You can create your own small ensembles with your fellow performers. Students regularly rehearse and gig on and off campus with their own ensembles such as chamber groups, bluegrass bands, jazz trios, and more.
A musical life awaits. Take the next steps by applying and auditioning.
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