The Department of Music at the University of Mary Washington hosts many performing ensembles. Participation is not limited to Music majors, but some auditions are required. In addition, some ensembles are open to community members in Fredericksburg. Some ensembles require students to audition each year to demonstrates student abilities. For audition information in Fall or Spring semester, contact the individual ensemble directors via email.

The music department offers a range of performing ensembles directed by faculty, and open by audition:


MUPR 352 UMW Chorus (Treble voices)

MUPR 350 Fredericksburg Singers

MUPR 255 Chamber Choir


MUPR 360 UMW Philharmonic Orchestra

MUPR 362 Concert Band

MUPR 365 Jazz Ensemble

MUPR 260 String Ensemble

MUPR 261 Guitar Ensemble

MUPR 262 Flute Ensemble

MUPR 265 Jazz Improvisation Workshop

MUPR 268 Brass Ensemble

MUPR 270 Percussion Ensemble

MUPR 275 World Music Workshop: 2020-21 offerings (both semesters) are MUPR 275A Indian Music Ensemble and MUPR 275B The Eagle Pipe Band  (Twitter:  @MWEaglePipeBand)


The Music Department is pleased to support other ensembles on campus:

One Note Stand (student a cappella group)

BellACapella (student a cappella group)

Symfonics (student a cappella group)

Voices of Praise (student gospel ensemble)