Ensembles

BSU students play in the annual Blue Ice Jazz Band concert.
BSU students play in the annual Blue Ice Jazz Band concert.
Interested in joining a music ensemble?
Founded in 1937 by Carl O. Thompson, The Bemidji Choir is the premier choral ensemble at Bemidji State University
Founded in 1937 by Carl O. Thompson, The Bemidji Choir is the premier choral ensemble at Bemidji State University
CHOIRS:
JOIN THE 2019-2020 BEMIDJI CHOIR!

Come be a part of an 82-year-old legacy, build lasting friendships, and create powerful memories that will last a lifetime!

Auditions for all voice parts for the 2019-2020 Bemidji Choir will be from August 24-26, 2019. Callbacks for all sections will be on Tuesday, August 27 between 6pm and 10pm.

Sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054CA8A62AAAF94-20192020

To register for The Bemidji Choir, enroll in MUS 4800-01.

Not interested in auditioning, but still want to sing? Simply sign-up for a time when the link is posted so we can meet you, and register for the Damenstimmen Women’s Chorus (sopranos and altos, MUS 3800 Varsity Singers) or the Musikanten Men’s Chorus (tenors and basses, Music 4820-01 Vocal Ensemble). No experience is necessary!

Contact Dr. Dwight Jilek at or Bemidji Choir Manager, McKayla Carter, with any questions.

BANDS:

JOIN THE 2019-2020 BEMIDJI WIND ENSEMBLE (MUS 2710 – 01), which was recently featured at the 2019 MMEA convention in Minneapolis.

Wind Ensemble Brass auditions: Monday, August 26th.

Wind Ensemble Woodwind auditions: Tuesday, August 27th.

You can also join the BSU Symphonic Band which meets once a week on Monday from 7-9pm (MUS 2710 – 01).

Contact Professor Scott Guidry to sign-up or ask for more information.

Performing organizations spearhead the musical and social development of music students at Bemidji State University.

ENSEMBLES (OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS AND MAJORS):

VOCAL:
The Bemidji Choir
Chamber Singers
Damenstimmen Women’s Chorus
Musikanten Men’s Chorus
Opera Theatre
Madrigal Dinners

INSTRUMENTAL:
Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
Blue Ice Jazz Band
Brass Ensembles
Percussion Ensemble
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
Voltage

Open to music majors, minors, and non-majors, these groups also provide opportunities for both travel and special activities:

  • The Bemidji Choir and Chamber Singers, and Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band tour regionally every year, and internationally as well.