UW-BCS offers hybrid musical ensembles, giving students and community members alike the chance to perform and learn together, and from each other. These ensembles are populated with musicians from all walks of life: students represent a wide variety of majors, and community members hail from a breadth of professions and musical backgrounds. All enjoy the challenge, camaraderie, and beauty that is making music.

Student Participation

UW-BSC students may enroll for the music courses to work toward "Application and Performance" requirements (3 credits are required), or to help fulfill elective requirements (30 credits). Declared music majors are required to participate in a school ensemble (contact the music department chair for more information on music major requirements and for information on music scholarship awards). For students whose elective requirements are filled with other courses, participation as a community member is another good option.

Community Participation

UW-BSC offers choir, concert band, and jazz ensemble, with chamber music opportunities in each ensemble from semester to semester. Community members are encouraged to contact the director of the appropriate ensemble in order to join. There are NO auditions or enrollment fees for community members who participate.


Deanna Horjus-Lang

Concert Band
Dr. Gerald Stich