Music Ensembles

Westminster ensembles are open to capable and committed students, faculty, staff, and in some cases, members of the community. Ensembles include:

Attending Ensemble Events

Westminster College's music program holds many performances throughout the year. Check out all upcoming performing arts events and venue details.

Upcoming Events

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Westminster Jazz Ensemble

Members of the Westminster Jazz Ensemble select their own program each semester; Director David Halliday arranges the selections. The ensemble performs each semester in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall of the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory. Past repertoire includes jazz, blues, '40s rhythm and blues, rock and roll, funk, jazz fusion, free jazz, soul, pop, and hip-hop.

Westminster Chamber Players

The Westminster Chamber Players consists of students who are interested in performing chamber music with one player per part. Students will be coached by Pegsoon Whang of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, who has studied with world-renowned musicians. The group is open to instrumentalists and singers pursuing any major.

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Westminster Chamber Orchestra

Conducted by Dr. Brandon Derfler, the Westminster Chamber Orchestra ensemble performs each semester in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall of the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory. The ensemble’s repertoire ranges from baroque concertos to contemporary masterpieces.

Chamber Orchestra Auditions

All Westminster College student, faculty, and staff musicians, as well as members of the community, are welcome to audition for the Chamber Orchestra each semester. Fall 2022 auditions are open to all string, wind, and percussion players and will take place on Aug. 18, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the rehearsal room of the Jewett Center. Contact Dr. Brandon Derfler if you are interested in auditioning.