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Performance Opportunities

EKU students perform with award-winning ensembles that are regularly invited to national and international festivals and competitions. They study with nationally-recognized and award-winning faculty, guest artists, and clinicians. Approximately 300 undergraduate and graduate students from across the university perform in EKU music ensembles. All ensembles are open to EKU students. Regardless of your major, you can continue to pursue your musical passions at EKU with the flexibility to do as little or as much as you desire.

Some ensembles require auditions, and others are open to all students of the university who register. Auditions are scheduled at the beginning of each semester. Some ensembles include scholarships.

Concert Bands

Wind Ensemble – MUS 255A
The university’s premier wind band, performing a wide variety of music from traditional to contemporary repertoire.
Audition required.
TR – 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Concert Band – MUS 255B
Open to all students without an audition. Continue your growth as a musician and perform in the Center for the Arts!
MW – 2:30 – 3:45 pm

Dr. Rebekah Daniel – Director of Bands

Athletic Bands

Marching Colonels – MUS 256
The Marching Colonels offers EKU students a social experience unlike any other on campus, and finding life-long friends is just the beginning. Unlike high school, the band performs several shows each season and in half the rehearsal time.
MWF – 4:40 – 6:40 pm (+ home games)

Band Camp – The Marching Colonels begin their season with Band Camp, just one week before classes start in August. Band Camp is required for all students in the course.


  • $500 Fall scholarship award
  • Priority class registration
  • Free EKU gear and swag
  • Free food during game days
  • Free early move-in
  • Perform with 200 friends for thousands
  • 5+ separate shows
  • Positive and FUN environment
  • Support to navigate your first year

Maroon Machine – MUS 250
The Maroon Machine plays at EKU home volleyball and basketball games in both fall and spring semesters. Open to all students without an audition. Optional audition for spring scholarships.
F – 2:30 – 3:45 pm (+ home games)

Dr. Tim Wiggins – Director of Athletic Bands


EnChor – MUS 228A
Ensemble of soprano and alto voices.
Open to all students without an audition.
TR – 2:00 – 3:15 pm

Koros – MUS 228B
Ensemble of tenor and bass voices.
Open to all students without an audition.
TR – 3:30 – 4:45pm

University Singers – MUS 226
Premier choral ensemble, performing a wide range of repertoire from various styles and time periods. Audition required.
MWF – 2:30 – 4:25 pm

Dr. Richard Waters – Director of Choirs


Symphony Orchestra – MUS 235
Premier full orchestra performing the best in orchestral literature from all eras. Open to string students with only a seating audition. Audition required for wind and percussion players.
String seating audition required.
MWF – 2:30 – 4:15 pm

Dr. David Galant – Director of Orchestras

Chamber Ensembles

Dr. Keith Talley, Director of the School of Music

School of Music

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Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-3266

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