Wind Ensemble – Dr. Andrew Pease (T/Th 6-7:30 p.m.)
The Hartwick Wind Ensemble performs two standard concerts each semester. The music we play includes everything from the standard wind band repertoire to the latest in new repertoire, including new commissions written specifically for us. The Wind Ensemble also plays at the True Blue Weekend football game and is featured at Hartwick’s Commencement. This ensemble features opportunities for students to select music and for student conductors. No audition required.
Chamber Orchestra – Prof. Ben Aldridge (M/W 7:30-8:50 p.m.)
The Hartwick/SUNY-Oneonta Chamber Orchestra performs one program of full orchestral literature each semester in concerts at both Hartwick and SUNY. It is open to string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players from both campuses.
Jazz Band – Prof. Gregg Norris (W 7-9 p.m.)
This standard big band covers jazz classics from the swing era, as well as exploring music from other important genres, such as ballads, rock, cool jazz and Latin. The ensemble strives for an advanced level of performance, but accepts any individual willing to make the commitment to attending weekly rehearsals, semester concerts and other performance events organized throughout the year. Open to Hartwick students and faculty, talented high school students and community members.
Musical Theater Pit – Dr. Andrew Pease (J-Term)
Each J-term, the Music and Theater departments coordinate to stage a full musical. The Pit ensemble is open to any instrumentalists, depending on instrumentation needs. Recent productions include A Year with Frog and Toad, Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, and Chicago. More information on Hartwick Theatre Productions
Rock Ensemble – Prof. Evan Jagels (T or Th 7:45-8:45 p.m.)
The Rock Ensemble plays everything from Chuck Berry to Queen to Radiohead. No previous experience necessary, just a willingness to learn how to shred. Demand is high – contact Prof. Jagels to find out about auditioning.
Flute Choir – Dr. Ana Laura González (W 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
Featuring students from both Hartwick and SUNY-Oneonta, this small group plays chamber pieces for flutes of all sizes, from piccolo to bass flute. In addition to performing at standard concerts, this group also appears at special events on and off campus.
Brass Ensemble – Dr. Andrew Pease (T/Th 7:45-8:30 p.m.)
With a repertoire spanning nearly 500 years, this ensemble plays a diverse selection of music at events on and off campus, including open houses, college ceremonies, and concerts. Rehearsals feature a healthy dose of brass playing fundamentals.
Percussion Ensemble – Dr. Graeme Francis (T 12:20-2:20 p. m.)
Covering everything from African drumming to bowed vibraphone to snare duets, this diverse ensemble is open to students from all majors and backgrounds.
Jazz Combo – Prof. Evan Jagels (M 7-9 p.m.)
This small, eclectic group of musicians dives deep into music from all genres and periods of jazz, and also looks beyond jazz’s borders. Students in this ensemble work together to create their own arrangements, with an emphasis on improvisation.