The University Chorus is an auditioned choir open to all MSU students. It is intended for people who
simply share a passion for singing and hope to build upon their vocal strengths. It rehearses three times
per week and performs in concert two times per semester. Its repertoire includes representative works from
all historical periods.
Auditions for the University Chorus are held during the first week of classes for fall semester and during the
last week of fall classes for participation during the spring semester. Purchase of concert gowns ($65)
and tuxedos ($99) is required.
The Bobcat Pep Band is a high-energy, enthusiastic, and animated ensemble that performs at various community and
sporting events. Members of The Bobcat Pep Band take great pride in representing the essence of Montana State University
through spirit, passion, and powerful performances. The Bobcat Pep Band is open to all MSU students. An informal
audition is required.
The MSU world music ensemble called Gamelan Sekar Gunung [Mountain Flower Gamelan] is a percussion orchestra
made up of over 20 instruments, including metalophones (xylophone-like), gongs, suling flutes, drums, cymbals,
and angklung (bamboo shakers). These instruments are native to Bali, Indonesia, and in fact, this orchestra
was built especially for Montana State by the master gamelan builder on the island, Pandé Madé Gableran. The
orchestra is of the type called Gamelan Angklung, used originally in temple music. Prof. Alan Leech studied the
music and its instruments during a sabbatical trip to Bali in 1997, and later arranged for MSU to commission
Prerequisite for enrollment for credit: MUSI 105, or MUSI 307, and/or consent of instructor.
The MSU Guitar Ensemble is open to all Montana State University Students
with permission of the instructor. The group has a limited number of spaces
available, usually 4-6 players. Successful applicants will rehearse
twice weekly and perform literature studied during the term. Please
contact Michael Videon for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
or (406) 994-5760.
The MSU Flute Quartet is open to all Montana State University Students
by successful audition. The students placed in this quartet will rehearse
weekly and perform a wide variety of literature written specifically for
The MSU Horn Ensemble is open to all Montana State University Students
with permission of the instructor. The horn ensemble membership varies,
but has had up to 18 members in recent times. This group will rehearse
weekly and perform on a recital during the Spring semester. Please
contact Sherry Linnerooth for further information: email@example.com
or (406) 994-5758.