Music Ensembles

music ensemble on Reynolds recital hall stage

Music Ensembles

You do not need be a music major to be involved!


The NMU Music Department supports a variety of exciting choral and instrumental ensembles that perform frequently throughout the school year. Although some groups require an audition, students DO NOT have to be music majors to participate.  Many ensembles can be joined at mid-year; see specific information.  Music department ensembles are taken for credit (.5 credit). If your class schedule is at 16 or more credits there is the option for registering for an ensemble for zero credit (0). Contact the specific directors for more information  Pep Band is an extracurricular ensemble.  Click on the links to the left for information on each group. The Performance Schedule tab has dates and times for upcoming concerts and events.

Click on links for info about each group.

University Choir                    

Arts Chorale             

Marquette Choral Society        

Opera Theatre Workshop      

Symphonic Band    

University Orchestra        

Wildcat Marching Band         

NMU Jazz Band        

Percussion Ensemble




Protect Your Hearing!  

Rehearsing and performing in music ensembles can subject you to high sound levels that can cause permanent damage 
to your hearing. The NMU Music Department and faculty urge you to protect your hearing by wearing appropriate protection
(foam ear plugs are provided in the instrumental rehearsal room TFA252), by avoiding excessive and prolonged exposure
to high sound levels, and by reading the following important advisory document:

 Protect Your Hearing Every Day!