Saint Louis University



University Chorale MUSC 3420

Directed by David Kowalczyk, the study and performance of choral arrangements and masterworks for large mixed ensemble. Open to all students with some choral experience and/or vocal aptitude.

University Mastersingers MUSC 3440

Also under the direction of David Kowalczyk, this ensemble is a highly selective, small group of vocalists who appear in frequent public performances of early choral music and a capella works. Entrance by audition only.



Jazz Ensemble MUSC 3450

Directed by Eric Warren, the Saint Louis University Jazz Ensemble provides students with an opportunity for serious jazz performance. Typically, there is a standard big band and one or more smaller combos, depending on personnel. 

Guitar Ensemble MUSC 3480

Directed by William Hopkins, the Saint Louis University Guitar Ensemble is a group of classical guitar players that performs on several recitals each year. Permission of the instructor is required.

String Ensemble MUSC 3460

Two sections of String Ensemble are offered, the Saint Louis University String Orchestra, and a Section focusing on String Quartets, both under the direction of James Nacy. These groups present at least one concert each semester. Permission of the instructor is required.

Saint Louis University Wind Ensemble MUSC 3490

The Saint Louis University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Aaron Bounds, concentrates on the rich American wind band tradition and offers one concert per semester.

Billiken Pep Band MUSC 3470

Qualified instrumentalists should consider performing with the Billiken Band, a 100+ member pep band sponsored through the Athletic Department, and directed by Austin Turner, a soon to be triple SLU alumnus who is working on his PhD in addition to being a full-time faculty member in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapeutics in the Doisy College of Health Sciences. For more information, call Saint Louis University Athletics at 314-977-3177, or contact Mr. Turner at 314-977-8601.

For More information about Ensembles, contact Dr. Aaron Johnson at