Ensembles, Orchestras, Bands and Choirs

School of Music ensembles, ranging from small chamber ensembles to large orchestras, bands, and choirs are open to all Penn State students, regardless of major. Participants receive one academic credit per semester. These credits fulfill General Arts credits in many colleges and majors. Graduate credit (500-level) may be granted in select ensembles at the discretion of the director/conductor.

The School of Music also includes a number of faculty ensembles that perform and record extensively, both in the United States and abroad. These ensembles are often invited to perform at professional association meetings and in educational settings.

Two cellists playing with the Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra

Student Ensembles

The Penn State Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, a select ensemble of the finest tuba and euphonium players at Penn State. Under the direction of internationally renowned tuba soloist Velvet Brown.

Student Chamber Music

Five Penn State Music faculty members who make up the Pennsylvania Quintet, posing in a green, grassy field with moody mountains and sky in the background.

Faculty Ensembles