NorthboUND Flute Quartet
The NorthboUND Quartet, the premier flute chamber ensemble at UND, performs high-level and diverse repertoire in a variety of on- and off-campus events. Acceptance into the ensemble is by audition. Contact Dr. Lisa Bost-Sandberg for more information.
UND Flute Ensemble
The UND Flute Ensemble is open to students of all majors and performs repertoire featuring the full flute ensemble instrumentation of piccolo, flute, alto flute, and bass flute. Contact Dr. Lisa Bost-Sandberg for more information.
UND Clarinet Choir
The UND Clarinet Choir is an ensemble comprised of music majors and non-majors. The instrumentation of this group most often includes E-flat, B-flat, alto, bass, and contrabass clarinets. The group rehearses for one hour each week and performs at UND Music and community events. Contact Sarah Harlow for more information.
UND Saxophone Quartet
The UND Saxophone Quartet is the premier saxophone chamber ensemble at UND, featuring soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones playing high-level and diverse repertoire. This group has been selected for and performed at the International Saxophone Symposium hosted by the U.S. Navy Band, the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, and numerous local events. Acceptance into the ensemble is by audition only. Contact Dr. Scott Sandberg for more information.
Saxophone quartets are open to music majors and non-majors. The instrumentation of the group may vary (either SATB or AATB) based on the repertoire and student interest. Each quartet will meet for two hours each week, one of which is a coaching with Dr. Sandberg. The ensembles will perform at least once a semester. Contact Dr. Scott Sandberg for more information.
UND Saxophone Octet
The UND Saxophone Octet performs a wide range of repertoire from standard ensemble works to overture transcriptions to pop tunes. The Octet is generally comprised of the members of the UND Saxophone Quartet and the Faucon Quatuor. Contact Dr. Scott Sandberg for more information.
UND Trumpet Ensemble
The UND Trumpet Ensemble is a chamber group comprised of all members of the trumpet family, from piccolo to bass trumpets. This ensemble is very flexible, performing pieces that require anywhere from two to twelve members and exploring literature spanning from the Middle Ages to the Modern era. They have performed at the National Trumpet Competition and the International Trumpet Guild Conference. Contact Dr. Cory Driscoll for more information.
There are multiple brass quintets that perform in a variety of chamber settings at including Student Showcases, the Winter WUNDerland Holiday Concert, and local events. Contact Dr. Joel Pugh for more information.
UND Trombone Choir
The UND Trombone Choir is comprised of a wide variety of trombonists that include University of North Dakota music majors (both undergraduate and graduate), as was as non-majors. Community participants include UND faculty and administration, public high school band directors, select high school students, members of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra and military musicians. In addition to performing regularly on the UND campus, the Trombone Choir has performed at the North Dakota Music Educators Association Conference, in concert with the UND Wind Ensemble, at the Winter WUNDerland Holiday Concert, and at local churches. Additionally, they have performed in the Gala Concerts for numerous low brass guest residencies, including those of Dr. Eric Ewazen, Scott Hartman, and Douglas Wright. Contact Dr. Joel Pugh for more information.
The Trombone Octet is a branch off from the UND Trombone Choir and performs large ensemble music with one player per part. The Octet performs on the Trombone Choir Recitals and at special events in the Music Department, and they were honored to be selected to perform a feature recital at the 2022 International Trombone Festival at Central Arkansas University. Contact Dr. Joel Pugh for more information.
UND Trombone Quartet
The UND Trombone Quartet is comprised of the Low Brass Studio’s top trombone players. This standard trombone chamber ensemble performs in a variety of settings, including Trombone Choir recitals, Chamber Recitals, Student Showcases, and other on- and off-campus events. The UND Trombone Quartet has performed residencies at two universities in Shanghai, China, as well as at Brandon University’s Low Brass Day. Contact Dr. Joel Pugh for more information.
UND Tuba Quartet
The UND Tuba Quartet is comprised of the top tuba and euphonium players in the Low Brass Studio and performs in a variety of chamber settings. Contact Dr. Joel Pugh for more information.
The UND Percussion Ensemble performs a variety of literature every year. From duets and trios to works for large percussion orchestra, this group performs historically important works for percussion ensemble in addition to more contemporary pieces. The Ensemble has performed as a featured event at the NDMEA Convention in Bismarck. Contact Dr. Jason Kihle for more information.
Steel Drum Ensemble
The UND Steel Drum Ensemble performs traditional Calypso music, as well as Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and pop music. It is a popular group, billed as a main attraction at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Contact Dr. Jason Kihle for more information.
Red River Trio
The Red River Trio consists of three select music students from the University of North Dakota Music Department. They began performing together in 2012 under the direction of Dr. Nariaki Sugiura. Contact Dr. Nariaki Sugiura for more information.
Students in the String Quartet develop chamber music skills through weekly studio master classes, monthly department showcases, and studio recitals. Contact Dr. Alejandro Drago for more information.
Cello and Bass Ensemble
The UND Cello and Bass ensemble is comprised of current cello and bass students from the studio of Dr. Simona Barbu. It includes both music majors and students pursuing other majors. Contact Dr. Simona Barbu for more information.
Section 17 New Music Ensemble
Section 17 is a flexible, mixed chamber ensemble that strives to present new music to North Dakota audiences in nontraditional concert spaces. Their repertoire includes underperformed and unusual music of the past, commissioned pieces, and new arrangements of rock, jazz, and folk music. In addition, they encourage the creation of new works by student composers and improvisers.
Section 17 is named after the year the group was founded (2017), and after the section number of the course in UND’s catalog that year. The founding members were Sarah Curtiss (flute), Shawn Coleman (trombone), Alec Hepper (percussion), Yuesen Yang (percussion), Jonas Fisher (piano), Matt Lorenz (piano), and Michael Farrick (double bass). Contact co-directors Dr. Christopher Gable and Dr. Michael Wittgraf for more information.