Performing ensembles provide both music majors and
non-majors with performance experience in a group setting. Students are
eligible to participate in ensembles for 0 or 1 academic credits as a course,
or they may join to gain experience on a non-roster basis.
The Department of Performing Arts offers the following
opportunities for ensemble performance:
choral ensembles offer students opportunities to develop their vocal and
musical skills through the performance of repertoire in a variety of musical
The four ensembles - University Chorus, Madrigals Chorus,
Cliffnotes (men’s a cappella) and Pitches with Attitude (women’s a cappella) -
present choral performances that run the gamut from formal concerts in Ochre
Court with soloists and orchestras to informal performances at events sponsored
by the Salve Music Ensembles Club. Opportunities to sing solo and in small
groups at selected concerts are available to members by audition.
Students can get involved with Salve Regina’s choral
ensembles in three ways. Students may register for the vocal ensembles for
either 0 or 1 credit, or get involved as an extracurricular activity by becoming
a member of the Salve Music Ensembles Club. A short audition is required for
all ensembles except University Chorus, which is open to all members of the
campus community without audition.
Opportunities to travel with the choral ensembles are
available. Previous concert tours have included trips to Ireland, Italy,
Montreal, Quebec City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
For more information regarding rehearsal times, a schedule
of performances and how you can get involved, contact Donald St. Jean, choral director,
The Department of Performing Arts’ symphonic orchestra is
the Newport County Orchestra. This ensemble explores standard repertoire for
symphony orchestra. The orchestra performs at the Casino Theatre, in Ochre Court
and throughout the Newport community. Students may register for the orchestra
for either 0 or 1 credit. Rehearsals are held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays in Ochre
The Department of Performing Arts’ symphonic band is the
Newport Community Symphonic Band. Students may participate for credit or
non-credit. The repertoire consists of a variety of academic, pop and classic
band music. The band performs at the Casino Theatre, in Ochre Court and
throughout the Newport area. Membership includes Salve Regina students,
advanced high school students and community members. Students may register for
the band for either 0 or 1 credit. Rehearsals are held from 7-9 p.m. Mondays in
The jazz ensemble explores the repertoire in a big-band
setting. Repertoire includes swing, funk, modern jazz, fusion and rock.
Students may register for the ensemble for either 0 or 1 credit. Rehearsals are
held from 8-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Wakehurst.
The percussion ensemble is a small ensemble that explores
the range of literature written for ensembles featuring percussion instruments.
Students may register for the ensemble for either 0 or 1 credit.
Other ensembles, based on student availability, include a
string quartet, jazz combo and woodwind ensemble. Various mixed ensembles can
be considered, depending on student and faculty availability.
For more information about
any of the instrumental performing ensembles, contact Peter Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.