Westfield State University Department of Music

Performing Ensembles

Wind Symphony Dr. Karen LaVoie, conductor

Festival Chorus Dr. Felicia Barber, conductor

Big Band Dr. Edward Orgill, director

Small Jazz Ensembles Mr. James Argiro and Mr. Ted Levine, directors

String Ensemble Ms. Jessica Meyer, director

Music Theater Workshop Dr. Mary Brown Bonacci, director
(Go to www.deverstage.com for information about the music department spring production of "Fiddler on the Roof".)

University Chorale Dr. Felicia Barber, conductor

Piano Ensemble Mr. Scott Bailey, coordinator

Classical Guitar Quartet Mr. Phillip de Fremery, director

Classical Guitar Trio Mr. John Mason, director

Flute Ensemble Ms. Elaine Saloio, director

Saxophone Quartet Mr. Ted Levine, director

Percussion Ensemble Dr. Peter Coutsouridis, director

All music majors participate in at least two performing ensembles every semester (one of which must be Wind Symphony or Festival Chorus). All instrumental music education majors are required to have a minimum of three chamber ensemble experiences in varied formats throughout the course of completing their program requirements (each approved by the academic advisor and the applied music instructor). All music minors must participate in at least one performing ensemble every semester, as assigned by the department. All piano majors are required to enroll in MUSC0240, Piano Ensemble, every semester. Music education majors are encouraged, but not required, to participate in ensembles during the semester of their practicum.

Please contact the music office or any of the area directors or coordinators should you have any questions about the Department of Music at Westfield State University.

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