Music Department

Performing Ensembles

Reed Orchestra (Mus 104)

Reed Orchestra

David Schiff,  conductor
By audition
Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:40 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Kaul Auditorium

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Open to all members of the Reed community.

First meeting Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7:40 - 9 p.m., Kaul Auditorium
Auditions Thursday, August 30, 7:40 - 9:00 p.m., and Tuesday, September 4, 7:40 - 9:00 p.m. if necessary.
For information, contact David Schiff at

Chorus (Mus 105)

Chorus at Mysticism Concert

John K. Cox, director
Open to all members of the Reed community, regardless of experience level.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 4:40-6:00, PAB 320, Music Rehearsal Room

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If you would like more information please contact John Cox (

Collegium Musicum Singers (Mus 107)

collegium musicum

John K. Cox, director
By audition
Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:40-6:00, PAB 320


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The Collegium is a select ensemble of 16-20 singers.  The ability to read music and prior ensemble experience are expected.

For more information please  or to reserve an audition time, contact John K. Cox (

Jazz Ensemble (Mus 108)

Reed Jazz Ensemble

John Savage, coach
By audition
Rehearsals: Mondays 4:10- 6:00, PAB 320

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 Contact John Savage or Denise VanLeuven with questions.  First meeting Monday, August 27, 2018, 4:10 p.m., PAB 320. Come with your instrument and be ready to play. Auditions are informal.  

Chamber Music (Mus 109)

Reed Chamber Music

John Hubbard, coach

Rehearsal times are arranged according to the availability of players.

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Please contact Denise VanLeuven (, ext 7472, PAB 102).


Can I register for lessons or an ensemble if I'm also registered for 4.5 credits?
If you wish to avoid an overload, lessons can be taken for 0 credit. More information regarding academic credit.

How do I get access to locked practice rooms?
If you are studying piano or percussion you may obtain card swipe access to the locked practice rooms. Please contact Denise VanLeuven (, PAB 147, ext. 7472) for more information.

When are the practice rooms open?
The practice suite is open from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. for the Reed Community. All students enrolled in a MUS class have access to the practice suite 24 hours a day.

Does the music department have instruments to loan?
Yes, we have a variety of instruments that can be loaned to students who are in the orchestra or who are taking lessons. Please contact Denise VanLeuven for more information.

Where can I store my instrument?
Lockers are located on the 3rd floor of the PAB. Large instruments and amplifiers can be stored in large storage rooms. Contact Denise VanLeuven for lockers or keys to storage rooms.