Ensembles Banner   Enrollment options for each ensemble are listed below, but additional options may apply. Click the specific ensemble for more information or contact the instructor of the ensemble for specifics.

Concert Choir

Concert Choir is an auditioned, mixed-voice ensemble directed by Dr. James D. Feiszli. The Concert Choir has a reputation for excellent performances locally and world-wide, earning first-place awards in international choral competition and drawing large crowds at its highly-anticipated concerts in Rapid City each year. Concert Choir is offered in two sections to facilitate student schedules.

Concert Choir, MWF 8:00 am Music Center 202
MUS-117-M001 Music in Performance I (1 Humanities credit)
MUEN-260-M0F1 Concert Choir (non-credit)
MUS-317-M001 Music in Performance II (1 Humanities credit)

Concert Choir, MWF 12:00 pm -Music Center 202
MUS-117-M001 Music in Performance I (1 Humanities credit)
MUS-317-M002 Music in Performance I (1 Humanities credit)
MUEN-260-M0F2 Concert Choir (non-credit)
MUS-317-M002 Music in Performance II (1 Humanities credit)

  Listen to the Concert Choir in the Music Library!  

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band has a long history at SD Mines. Various forms of jazz ensembles have existed at the institution since the 1970s. Quite often members of the Jazz Band form smaller jazz combos to improve their music experience. Known not only for the excellence of their music, Jazz Band members are often seen wearing quirky attire to match their jazzy personalities. The Jazz Band meets on Monday and Wednesday at 4:30 PM to rehearse and performs on- and off-campus several times each semester.

Jazz Band, MW 4:30 pm Music Center 202
MUEN-260-M0F6 Non-Credit Music Ensemble

Master Chorale

 Master Chorale is SD Mines' most select vocal ensemble. An award-winning group, all members must be outstanding vocal musicians and in either University Choir or Concert Choir. The Chorale performs everything from Gregorian chant to vocal acapella pop music, and makes frequent appearances at professional music conferences, alumni chapter events, and prestigious venues in the US and in Europe.

Master Chorale 

Tues: 5pm Thurs: 4pm

Music Center 304
MUEN-260-M0F4 Non-Credit Music Ensemble

  Listen to the Master Chorale in the Music Library!  

Symphonic Band

The School of Mines Symphonic Band  is an instrumental wind ensemble of about 60 members that meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings to study music ranging from traditional marches to modern band compositions. The ensemble performs at least one concert per semester. Open to community members as well as SD Mines students.

Symphonic Band

MW 7:30 pm

Music Center 202

MUS-117-M021 Music in Performance I (1 Humanities credit)
MUEN-260-M0F3 Non-Credit Music Ensemble
MUS-317-M021 Music in Performance II (3 Hum. credits)


University Choir

University Choir is a non-auditioned, mixed-voice ensemble that meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 9:30 pm. Open to SD Mines students and community members, the University Choir focuses on the vocal/musical development of the individual singer while providing quality musical experiences. Originally intended as an outlet for those students unable to fit Concert Choir into their schedules, the University Choir has evolved into a separate entity, with different criteria, expectations, and culture.

University Choir

Thurs 7:00 pm

Music Center 202

MUS-117-M022 Music in Performance I (1 Humanities credit)
MUEN-260-M0F8 Non-Credit Music Ensemble
MUS-317-M022 Music in Performance I (1 Humanities credit) 

  Listen to the University Choir in the Music Library!  

University Orchestra

SD Mines' third large ensemble open to community members and students, the University Orchestra meets on Tuesday evenings in the Music Center at 7:00pm. Literature ranges from chamber music to larger orchestral works. Contact Ms. Schnittgrund for more information.

University Orchestra

Tues:  5:30 pm 

Music Center 202
MUS-117-M023 Music in Performance I (1 Humanities credit)
MUEN-260-M0F7 Non-Credit Music Ensemble
MUS-317-M023 Music in Performance I (1 Humanities credit)