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These groups perform in a variety of venues in a number of popular styles. Check out our performance schedule to see more information
The Lamplighter Concert Choir is open to any Waynesburg University student, staff or faculty member. No audition is required to be a member of this choral group. As a co-curricular course, Concert Choir may also be taken as a one-credit class (MUS 122-422) in fulfillment of the credits required in fine arts. The choir rehearses twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday at 5 pm), and sings for several chapels and one music program sponsored concert each semester.
The Lamplighter Touring Choir finds great joy in sharing and encouraging all people in the Good News of Jesus Christ through choral music, personal testimony and community service work.
The Touring Choir meets twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday at 4 pm) and is offered for collegiate credit. The 20-24 voice, auditioned ensemble presents choral music from a variety of genres including classical, contemporary Christian, gospel and spiritual repertoires. The mission of the Lamplighters is to testify, edify, and exemplify a unified Faith in Jesus Christ through music, song and community service.
The Waynesburg University Symphonic Band is at the center of the instrumental program. The band meets twice a week. Band is offered as an academic course, but many members choose a commitment to this ensemble strictly for the beautification of their lives.
Several small ensembles are based on student interest during the course of each semester. Transcriptions for a variety of instrumental combinations, including strings, are at the heart of the Waynesburg University music program. Jazz Jamz provides jazz combo experience for rhythm section players, as well as for solo vocalists and instrumentalists. This group and others like it have opportunities to perform at chamber ensemble concerts and chapel programs on campus, as well as at area civic events and churches off campus.
The Waynesburg University pep bands for football and basketball have been brought back for the 2011-2012 fall and spring semesters.
Waynesburg offers applied lessons for all voice, woodwind, brass, and percussion students. Piano and guitar are also offered for college credit, and both studios show growth each semester. Many students choose these 25-minute, once-a-week lessons as a part of their liberal arts program.