SHOWCASE YOUR TALENTS

As part of a cast or ensemble, you will spend time performing for live audiences with peers who have the same goals and interests.
By joining our choirs, bands, ensembles, and orchestras, you’ll experience countless on-stage opportunities to hone your professional performance skills.
Our programs are designed to pair students with talented faculty-mentors and provide opportunities to collaborate with professional artists and musicians.

null

Student Recital

presented four times per semester to allow individual performance

STUDENT RECITALS
Student recitals are a showcase of talent and of the results of training at the Pensacola State Music Department. As such, recitals must be well prepared and of high quality. Each student may be required by their applied instructor to perform on at least one recital per semester. Recitals are scheduled on a regular basis on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. in the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium. A workshop is normally held one week prior to each recital. Dates of recitals and workshops will be posted on the student bulletin board.

null

Concert Chorale

performs four to five concerts per year

CONCERT CHORALE (MUN 1310, 4 hours, 1 credit)
The Pensacola State College Concert Chorale is a mixed voice (SATB) chorus presenting concert performances of choral masterworks. A wide variety of musical styles centered around the classical repertoire and including popular, ethnic and theatre works performed a cappella, with keyboard and orchestra, provides a well rounded musical experience for the choral student. While most works are performed in English, students will also gain experience singing in major foreign languages. Students additionally benefit from vocal and sight-reading instruction incorporated into the regular rehearsals. A formal public concert is presented at the end of the fall and spring terms with other concerts, workshops, outreach programs, and touring activities scheduled on an ongoing basis. As the premier student chorus at PSC, membership is a prerequisite for other smaller choral ensembles. Auditions for entrance and placement are held during the first and last weeks of the fall and spring terms.

null

Wind Ensemble

performs four to five concerts per year

WIND ENSEMBLE (MUN 1120C, 4 hours, 1 credit)
The WIND ENSEMBLE is open to all Pensacola State students regardless of their major and is required of all wind and percussion principals. At least four formal concerts and various informal concerts are performed each year both on and off campus. Auditions for seating and placement are held after the beginning of classes each semester.

null

Pensacola Guitar Ensemble

performs several times per year

PENSACOLA GUITAR ENSEMBLE (MUN 1480C, 3 hours, 1 credit)
The Pensacola Guitar Ensemble is a performance-oriented organization open to all guitar students from Pensacola State College, University of West Florida, and the Pensacola community. Participation by all guitar majors from Pensacola State College and UWF is required. Open auditions are scheduled at the beginning of each semester. Prerequisite: MVS 1216 or MVS 1316.

null

Jazz Ensemble

performs four to five concerts per year

JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ COMBO (MUN1710C,4 hrs,1 credit)
This standard jazz ensemble includes students who are members of the Pensacola State Wind Ensemble (any exceptions to this policy must be made by the director). The ensemble is selected by audition. Wind and percussion majors are encouraged to participate in the Jazz Ensemble for the added experience of jazz literature. It should be noted that instrumentation is limited and only the best students will be selected regardless of their major. The director should be consulted before a student registers for the course. Attendance, objectives, and grading will be similar to that of the Pensacola State College Wind Ensemble.

null

Jazz Choir

performs four to five concerts per year

JAZZ CHOIR (MUN1720C, 4 hrs, 1 credit)
The Pensacola State College Jazz Choir is a mixed voice (SATB) chamber vocal ensemble presenting some choreographed and staged performances of pop/jazz/Broadway repertoire. In addition to an end of term public performance, this ensemble of 10-20 voices performs some outreach concerts to schools and community organizations. Additionally, activities include competitions, workshops, and tours. All members are required to be members of the Pensacola State College Concert Chorale (any exceptions to this policy must be made by the conductor). It should be noted that membership is limited and only the best students will be selected regardless of their major. Auditions are held during the first and last weeks of the fall and spring terms.

null

Pensacola Civic Band

presents eight concerts per year, and is an adult organization sponsored by Pensacola State College

PENSACOLA CIVIC BAND (MUN1180C, 3 hrs, 1 credit)
The Civic Band is a community organization that provides adults an opportunity to continue their musical performance. Emphasis is on the reading of a wide variety of band literature, and at least three concerts are presented each season. Student instrumental majors may be encouraged to perform with the Civic Band by their applied instructors. One hour credit may be earned each term.

null

The Choral Society of Pensacola

presents four concerts per year and is an adult organization sponsored by Pensacola State College

CHORAL SOCIETY OF PENSACOLA (MUN1380C, 3 hours, 1 credit)
The CHORAL SOCIETY OF PENSACOLA, an independent community choral organization dedicated to the performance of the most outstanding examples of choral literature from throughout the history of music, enjoys the support and assistance of Pensacola State College. Through a mutual agreement between the college and the Choral Society, Pensacola State College students may receive credit for participation in the organization. An audition is required. Interested students should contact the conductor through the Pensacola State Music Office (Room 861, 484-1800) for more information.

http://choralsocietyofpensacola.org/

null

Guitar, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion Ensembles

performs several times per year

WOODWIND, BRASS, PERCUSSION, PIANO ENSEMBLES (MUN 1460, 2 hours,1 credit)
Open to all instrumentalists in the college regardless of their major. Students must have the permission of the instructor prior to registration. The composition of these ensembles depends on the available talent and student interest. Such ensembles may include those for woodwinds, brass, percussion, and piano.

null

Runge String Orchestra

jointly sponsored by Pensacola State College and University of West Florida, presents two concerts per year

RUNGE STRING ORCHESTRA

Jointly sponsored by Pensacola State College and University of West Florida, presents two concerts per year

null

S.H.O.W.

Summer High School Onstage Workshop – an award-winning full-scale musical production program created for high school students.

SHOW – Summer High School Onstage Workshop –

an award-winning program created for high school students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in a full-scale musical production.

null

Directed One Acts

presented as the course final

DIRECTED ONE ACTS

These are presented as the course final.