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Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

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

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254

Email: music@uidaho.edu

Web: Lionel Hampton School of Music

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Student Ensembles

Symphony Orchestra

MusA 122/322/522

Directed by Ferenc Cseszko, Symphony Orchestra is open to all string and wind players by audition. The orchestra plays masterworks from all musical periods, concentrating on the “classics” of orchestral repertoire.

Tues/Thurs 3:30 - 5:20 p.m.

Auditions: All string players audition for Cseszko on Tuesday afternoon of the first week of classes (fall semester). All wind players are auditioned by the faculty members of those instruments. (See Wind Ensemble audition information.)

Dan Bukvich leading the University Orchestra in the Holiday Concert.
Dan Bukvich leading the Holiday Concert.

Wind Ensemble

MusA 320/520

Directed by professor Alan Gemberling, Wind Ensemble is the University’s premiere band. It is open to all students by audition. It is comprised of approximately fifty undergraduate and graduate students and performs the finest in wind band literature.

Mon/Wed 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Auditions: Auditions occur early in the first week of classes (by end-of-day Wednesday). Students audition for the instructor of their instrument. Sign-up sheets for auditions will be placed on faculty doors by noon on Monday. Students should prepare an etude/solo, scales and be able to sight-read.

Corinne Smith conducts students at a rehearsal.
Corinne Smith conducts during a rehearsal.

Vandal Marching Band

MusA 119/319/519

Marching Band is open to all students during the fall semester. This Idaho band has a reputation that extends far beyond the Northwest. Over the years, it has performed at Idaho football games throughout the West, as well as at professional games in San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., and Seattle. It is our practice to have the West’s finest marching band with the minimum amount of rehearsal. In addition to a great musical experience, students also receive a scholarship each year they participate in the Marching Band. The Vandal Marching Band is directed by professor Spencer Martin.

Mon/Wed/Fri 12:30 - 1:20 p.m.
Tues/Thurs 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Auditions:No audition is required.

The Vandal Marching Band performing in the International Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center.
The Vandal Marching Band performing in the International Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center.

Concert Band

MusA 121/321/521

The Concert Band is open to all students and performs two concerts each semester. The group performs standard repertoire and is directed by Jason Johnston.

Fall: Tues/Thurs 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Spring: Tues/Thurs 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Auditions: No audition is required.

Cheyenne Kilian plays her flute during a performance in the in Haddock Auditorium.
Cheyenne Kilian plays in the in Haddock Auditorium.

Jazz Bands

MusA 323/523

Jazz bands are an integral part of the music program. These groups meet two or three hours per week and are open to all majors by audition. Public appearances include campus concerts, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and some travel for off-campus concerts and festivals.

Jazz Band I: Mon/Wed/Fri 2:30 - 3:20 p.m.
Jazz Band II: Mon/Wed/Fri 1:30 - 2:20 p.m.
Jazz Band III: Tues/Thurs 3:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Jazz Band IV: Tues 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Auditions: All auditions will be held early in the first week of classes. Audition information and sign-up sheets will be on the Jazz Band bulletin board across from Music 210. Contact Vern Sielert with questions. (verns@uidaho.edu)

Jazz Band I at the 2014 Holiday Concert.
Jazz Band I at the Holiday Concert.

Jazz Choirs

Jazz Choir I: MusA 118/318/518
Jazz Choir II: MusA 365

The award-winning Jazz Choir program, under the direction of professor Daniel Bukvich, is the largest of its kind in the country, involving over 200 students each semester. The program consists of two ensembles.

Jazz Choir I is the large choir of nearly two hundred singers that performs custom choral arrangements of various styles with the assistance of fifteen to twenty instrumentalists.

Jazz Choir II is a highly select small vocal jazz ensemble, specializing in close harmony arrangements and choral versions of instrumental jazz standards. With some exceptions, singers in Jazz Choir II are selected from the membership of Jazz Choir I.

Jazz Choir I: Mon/Wed/Fri 3:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Jazz Choir II: Mon/Wed 5:45 - 6:50 p.m.

Auditions: Jazz Choir I does not require an audition. Jazz Choir II is open to audition on a limited basis. Contact professor Bukvich for details.

Jazz Choir I at the 2014 holiday concert.
Jazz Choir I at the Holiday Concert.

Vandaleers Concert Choir

MusA 116/316/516

Directed by Paul Thompson, the Vandaleers Concert Choir has a long and proud tradition. This select group performs the finest choral repertoire of all styles and eras, and serves as the premiere touring choral ensemble at the University of Idaho. In addition to frequent tours of the Northwest region, past concert tours have taken the ensemble to Europe, South America, Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York City and most recently, a concert tour of Austria, Germany and Czech Republic in 2010. Vandaleers rehearse four hours per week and membership is open to all students by audition.

Mon/Fri 12:30 - 1:20 p.m.
Tues/Thurs 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Auditions: An audition is required. If you are interested in this ensemble, please register, and you will be contacted during the first week of class to set up an audition. Email Paul Thompson with questions.

The Vandaleers posing in the atrium of the UI Commons.
The Vandaleers posing in the atrium of the UI Commons.

University Chorus: Mixed Chorus

MusA 117/317/517 Section 1

Directed by Paul Thompson, the Mixed Chorus is open to anyone in the U of I community looking for a place to sing. The group performs SATB choral literature from a variety of style periods and cultural traditions. No audition is required, simply register and come join our community of singers!

Mon/Wed/Fri 2:30 - 3:20 p.m.

Auditions: No audition is required.

Treble Choir

MusA 117/317/517 Section 2

Directed by Paul Thompson, the Treble Choir is a musical outlet for all U of I students who sing soprano or alto. The choir performs diverse literature written for treble voices.

Mon/Wed/Fri 1:30 - 2:20 p.m.

Auditions: A voice placement is required. If you re interested in this ensemble, please register and you will be contacted during the first week of the semester to set up an audition. Email Paul Thompson with questions.

U of I Community/Lab Choir

This unique ensemble is open to anyone in the area looking for a relaxed outlet to sing choral music. The ensemble is made up of area community members, high school students, and U of I students, faculty and staff. The ensemble allows for a low-stress opportunity for people to sing who are not able to fit a curricular choir in their schedule. The ensemble also serves as an interactive and collaborative learning lab for current U of I Music Education students, allowing them to hone their craft in a friendly environment. For more information, please contact Paul Thompson.

Tues 6-7:20 p.m.

Auditions: No audition is required.

Opera Workshop

MusA 380/580

The opera studio performs a fully staged opera/musical or a scenes program of opera, operetta and musical theater excerpts in alternate semesters. Opera Workshop is directed by professor Christopher Pfund.

Tues/Thurs 3:30 - 5:20 p.m.

Production Auditions: All singers audition at the beginning of the semester and present either an operatic aria or a song from musical theatre. Production Auditions: Auditions are at the beginning of the fall semester (for fall productions) or at the end of the fall semester (for spring productions) and singers present either an operatic aria or a song from musical theatre.

Instrumental Contact Person and Location

Instrument Location Contact Person
Bassoon Music 309 Javier Rodriguez
Clarinet Music 212S Shawn Copeland
Euphonium Music 212N Torrey Lawrence
Flute Music 204 Leonard Garrison
Horn Music 307 Jason Johsnston
Oboe Music 304 Carol Padgham Albrecht
Percussion Music 213 Dan Bukvich
Auditions are by appointment
during the first week of classes.
Saxophone Music 308 Patrick Jones
Strings Music 302 Ferenc Cseszko
Trombone Music 313 Alan Gemberling
Trumpet Music 303 Vern Sielert
Tuba Music 212N Torrey Lawrence
Jazz Bands Music 303 Vern Sielert

Vocal Contact Person and Location

Ensemble Location Contact Person
Opera/Musical Theatre Haddock Performance Hall Christopher Pfund
Vandaleers Haddock Performance Hall Paul Thompson

Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

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

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254

Email: music@uidaho.edu

Web: Lionel Hampton School of Music

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