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Contact

  • Music Office

    • Michaela Tauscher, Secretary
    • Kapelski Learning Center Music and Lecture Hall Wing
    • tel: 610-499-4339
    • mktauscher@widener.edu
  • Fine Arts

  • Athletic and Concert Bands

    • Iain Moyer, Director of Athletic Bands and Music Program Recruiter
    • Kapelski Learning Center Music and Lecture Hall Wing
    • tel: 610-499-1010
    • imoyer@widener.edu

Instrumental Ensembles

Program Highlight

widener pep band

Widener Pep Band

The Widener University Pep Band is an opportunity to represent the students of the Music Department at athletic events (football and basketball) throughout the fall and spring semester.

Program Highlight

widener jazz ensemble

Widener Jazz Ensemble

Led by artist-in-residence John Vanore, this ensemble is built on the model of the contemporary jazz orchestra. The repertoire is based on compositions from the libraries of Thad Jones, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Oliver Nelson, John Vanore, and others.

Music brings students of all backgrounds together at Widener. Both fine arts majors and non-arts majors have the same opportunity to participate in performing ensembles, enroll in academic music courses, and obtain music scholarships.

Widener offers a wide variety of performing ensembles designed to meet the needs of our students. If you have a passion for music, you can find an outlet on campus.

Wind Ensemble

wind ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is a standard collegiate concert band. The group rehearses weekly and offers concerts for both the university and local community. See Flickr Gallery for photos.

 

Jazz Ensemble

jazz ensemble in concert

Led by internationally recognized jazz artist John Vanore, this ensemble is built on the model of the contemporary jazz orchestra. The repertoire is based on compositions from the libraries of Thad Jones, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Oliver Nelson, Vanore, and others. Improvisation workshops and use of the recording studio round out the Jazz Ensemble experience. The group rehearses weekly and offers concerts for both the university and local community.

 

Chamber Ensembles

chamber group playing in concert

Directed by Dr. Mara Parker, the chamber ensemble emphasizes small ensemble playing, and is open to students of all levels and instruments. Student groups (piano four-hand, guitar duos, trios, quartets, percussion, etc.) vary according to instrumentation and ability. Professional musicians coach all groups, and performance opportunities include studio recitals, chamber concerts, and mini-chamber recitals. The groups rehearse weekly and offer at least one concert a semester for the university and local community. See Flickr gallery for photos.

 

Pep Band

pep band

The pep band’s goal is to create an energetic atmosphere for fans and the Widener athletic teams. Led by Dr. Iain Moyer, director of athletic bands, the pep band also appears at other important university functions where a spirited environment is required. The band is open to all undergraduate students with an interest and previous experience in a high school band program. The group rehearses twice a week and performs at home football and basketball games. Check out the Flickr Gallery or watch a short video clip.

 

Marching Band

PMC Marching Band

In Fall 2018, Widener intends to field a marching band. The ensemble will bring together the elements of woodwinds, brass, marching percussion and color guard to perform at football games and other university events.