Contact & Location


Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.
PHONE: 208-885-6231
FAX: 208-885-7254

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015


Whether you are a music major, minor or non-major, you are invited to be involved in our outstanding performing ensembles!  Some of our ensembles require an audition, while many others do not. 

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Ensemble Information (PDF download)

Instrumental Ensembles

University Symphony Orchestra
The University Symphony Orchestra (MusA 122/322/522), directed by Ferenc Cseszko, D.M.A. is open to all string and woodwind students. Audition is required.
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Wind Ensemble
Wind Ensemble
The University Wind Ensemble (MusA 320/520), directed by Professor Alan Gemberling, is open to all students by audition. It is comprised of about fifty undergraduate and graduate students, and performs the finest in concert band and wind ensemble literature.
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Drum set
University Concert Band
The University Concert Band (MusA 121/321/521), directed by Dr. Torrey Lawrence, is open to all students and no audition is required.
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Vandal Marching Band
The Vandal Marching Band (MusA 119/319/519), directed by Spencer Martin, is open to all students during the Fall semester (no auditions required). The Idaho band has a reputation that extends far beyond the Northwest.
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Vandaleer Concert Choir
The Vandaleer Concert Choir (MusA 116/316/516), directed by Dr. Michael Murphy, is open to all students by audition. Vandaleers performs classical music of all eras and genres, from Gregorian chant to contemporary choral works as well as folk songs and ethnic repertoire from the United States and around the globe.
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Desmond Clark in Corps of Discovery
Opera and Musical Theatre Studio
The Opera and Musical Theatre Studio (MusA 380/580), is open to all students by audition. The workshop performs operas and opera scenes, as well as musical theater excerpts and Broadway shows.
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University Chorus
The University Chorus (MusA 117/317/517), directed by Dr. Michael Murphy, is open to University students and adult community members without an audition.
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Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Band Ensembles
Jazz Band Ensembles (MusA 323/523) are an integral part of our band program. There are four active bands that are open to both music and non-music majors by audition. Public appearances include numerous campus concerts, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and some travel for off-campus concerts and festivals.
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Jazz Choir
Jazz Choir Ensembles
The award-winning jazz choir program, under the direction of Professor Dan Bukvich, is the largest of its kind in the country, involving over 200 students each semester. The program consists of two ensembles.
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Chamber Ensembles

Chamber Music Ensemble
Chamber Music Ensembles
Chamber music opportunities include Bassoon Ensemble, Brass and Woodwind Quintets, Classical Guitar Ensemble, Cello/Bass Choir, Flute Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Quartets, String Chamber Music Ensembles, Trombone Ensemble, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, and other ensemble and chamber music opportunities.
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