A Place for Everyone!
Ensembles epitomize our musical family at Texas State through cooperation, diversity, and a sense of shared responsibility and achievement. Above all, lifelong friendships and a passion for music are developed within a framework of communal music-making.
The School of Music provides an abundance of opportunities to share your musical abilities with others. Ensembles explore a rich variety of musical styles, and range from large concert ensembles (choirs, orchestras, bands) to more intimate groups (jazz combos, string quartets, like-instrument ensembles), and music of other cultures (mariachi, salsa, Gamelan).
We are proud of our record of performances that all the ensembles undertake. There are opportunities to travel state-wide, nationally, and internationally, in addition to performances on-campus and in the local community.
All ensembles are open to all Texas State students, regardless of major. Some require an audition; others do not.
Athletic Bands: Bobcat Marching Band (BMB) and Bobcat Basketball Band (B3)
Concert Ensembles: Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, and Concert Band
Auditions Required: Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, BMB Drumline, Colorguard, and Twirlers, B3 Final Tournament Ensemble and Drumset
University Chorale, University Singers, Aurora Voce, Men's Choir, Treble Choir, and VocaLibre
Auditions Required: All Choral Ensembles
Symphony Orchestra and University Orchestra
Auditions Required: All Orchestral Ensembles
Opera Workshop, Opera Theatre, and Opera Production
Auditions Required: All Opera Ensembles
Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Lab Band, and Jazz Combos
Auditions Required: All Jazz Bands and Combos
Salsa del Rio, Orquesta del Rio, Mariachi Nueva Generación, Mariachi Lince de Oro, and Afro-Caribbean Hand Drumming
Auditions Required: All Salsa and Mariachi Ensembles.
Gamelan Lipi Awan
No Audition/Experience Required and open to ALL Texas State students regardless of major! Contact Director Claire Richardson for more information.
The Texas State Mysterium for New Music is a music ensemble founded in 1990 by Russell Riepe, Professor Emeritus of Music Composition Texas State University. Currently under the direction of Richard Hall, the group pays homage not only to the performance of celebrated contemporary composers, but to the presentation and promotion of new and often improvisational works in the sound-arts.