Hundreds of students from dozens of academic disciplines participate in a wide array of music ensembles. Auditions are required for all ensembles.
The Bucknell University Choir is Bucknell's select mixed (SATB) vocal ensemble, open to all members of the Bucknell community. Its members represent nearly every major field of study at the University. The University Choir performs a diverse repertoire drawn from every genre from the last seven centuries, presenting concerts of a cappella and accompanied works each semester. Performance opportunities include Candlelight Christmas at Rooke Chapel, the Bach @ Bucknell Festival at the Weis Center, and bi-annual domestic and international tours.
The Bucknell Voice Lab program offers a variety of training in all performance genres — from musical theatre to opera, from jazz to singer-songwriters. The Bucknell Voice Lab provides a wide range of opportunities for students.
With repertoire ranging from the great orchestral classics to Broadway and film music, the Bucknell Orchestra is recognized throughout the region for its diverse, imaginative programs and quality performances.
The Bucknell University Rooke Chapel Ringers Handbell Choir consists of 14-18 members who are selected by audition and who represent diverse major fields of study, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business administration, education and engineering.
The Symphonic Band comprises students from majors all across campus. Performing at least twice per semester, programs are selected from some of the most challenging and rewarding music of the entire band repertoire. Recent programs have included music by such composers as Holst, Grainger, Reed, Copland, Shostakovich and Whitacre.