string ensemble rehearses in a practice room

The Cello Ensemble is directed by Prof. Peter Opie and provides an opportunity to study and perform repertoire written or arranged for cello ensemble.

The ensemble is an extension of the cello studio and primarily includes cello majors and minors.

Coaching is offered by Prof. Opie and by guest artists.

If you are interested in joining the ensemble, contact Prof. Opie.

One credit hour is available.

The Double Bass Ensemble is directed by Prof. Joel Braun and provides an opportunity to study and perform a wide range of repertoire written or arranged for two or more double basses.

The ensemble is an extension of the bass studio and primarily includes bass majors and minors.

Coaching is offered by Prof. Braun and by guest artists.

To learn more or how you can join, contact Prof. Braun.

One credit hour is available.

The Ball State University Viola Choir (BSUVC) is an award-winning ensemble that was founded by Prof. Katrin Meidell in 2013. The group plays arranged and original music that spans from the Baroque era to recently composed works, and ranges from works for three players to works for eight or more players.

The ensemble comprises a mix of viola majors, faculty, and other students, and it aims to encompass its audience in a body of sound variations that show the range, timbre, color, and beauty that can only be produced by the viola.

The BSUVC can be seen on campus giving recitals and performing in string area recitals, and at other invitational events such as the 2015 Society of Composers Inc. conference. The ensemble aims to increase awareness of and passion for this often-neglected string instrument and has a lot of fun doing so.

“Viola Choir is a great time to enjoy viola with other violists who also enjoy violaing.”
—Anthony Knepp, choir member
For information, booking, or to join the ensemble, contact Dr. Meidell.

The Ball State University Harp Ensemble offers students the opportunity to perform challenging repertoire for multiple harps.

The ensemble rehearses once a week under the direction of Prof. Elizabeth Richter.

It is open to all interested harp majors and minors.

If you are interested in joining the ensemble, contact Prof. Richter.

The Classical Guitar Ensemble is directed by Prof. Paul Reilly and is a performance opportunity for all classical guitarists.

This group studies and performs duo, trio, and quartet literature for the classical guitar and other chamber music for the instrument.

It is available for all guitar majors and minors as a 1-credit-hour course.

To learn more or to join the ensemble, contact Prof. Reilly.

Players of string instruments are organized into small groups per proficiency, for the study of music of all periods.

Weekly or biweekly coaching sessions are typically assigned to an appropriate studio professor and lead to an on-campus public performance.

If you are interested in playing in a chamber group, please speak with your applied professor.

harp ensemble on stage
students perform on stage in the guitar ensemble