Close to 50 students participate in chamber groups. They might perform in one of our larger ensembles (Percussion Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Brass Ensemble), or they may perform in string quartets, piano trios, woodwind quintets, jazz combos, or other smaller ensembles.
A fully instrumented big band, the Jazz Band performs music from all eras in formal and informal settings. Guest artists are featured regularly with the Jazz Band. For a listing of our guest artists, choose the "More about Jazz at Puget Sound" link below.
- Tracy Knoop, director
- More about Jazz at Puget Sound
This full symphony orchestra of 70-75 musicians performs four times annually and plays both standard and progressive works from the orchestral repertoire. Selected members also play in the annual piano festival orchestra and the annual music stage production (opera, operetta, or musical).
Huw Edwards, conductor
This band is open to all interested students without audition. Performances are given each semester of both original works and works transcribed for the concert band.
- Gerard Morris, director
The University of Puget Sound Wind Ensemble consists of about 50 musicians who are selected by individual auditions. It performs music of many styles and periods, written and arranged for large and small wind groups. It is a highly acclaimed ensemble with numerous invitations to perform at the Washington state and Northwest Division Music Educators Conference programs.