Instrumental Music

The University of Lynchburg Instrumental Program is under the direction of Dr. Cynthia B. Ramsey, chair of the Music Department. Contact her at 434.544.8445 or ramsey.c@lynchburg.edu with any questions.

Wind Symphony

The Wind Symphony develops ensemble techniques, music reading ability, and general musicianship, and acquaints students with a wide variety of collegiate literatures.

For music majors who will become teachers, the wind ensemble provides experience in organization, music selection, and program planning. All participants benefit from opportunities to perform and become more disciplined.

The Wind Symphony performs three major concerts per semester. Membership is by audition. The conductor of the Wind Symphony is Dr. Oeida M. Hatcher.

Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble is composed of a select group of musicians who share a common interest in the specific style of jazz literature.

The ensemble is open to all students, regardless of major, and is a fulfilling experience for each participant. The director of the Jazz Ensemble is Dr. Chris Magee.

Percussion Ensemble

The Percussion Ensemble presents concerts at the end of both the fall and spring semesters. Its repertoire includes a broad range of percussion literature, ranging in scope from baroque transcriptions to 20th century avante-guard compositions and includes both large-ensemble pieces and solo works. The Percussion Ensemble is directed by Mr. Russ Pawlas.

Orchestra

The Orchestra develops ensemble techniques, music reading ability, and general musicianship

For music majors who will become teachers, the orchestra provides experience in organization, music selection, and program planning. All participants have opportunities to perform and become more disciplined.

Membership is by audition. The conductor of the Orchestra is Dr. Oeida M. Hatcher.

Handbell Choir

This Handbell Choir is composed of LC students, professors, alumni, and a select group of community members, who perform traditional as well as contemporary handbell music.

Previous handbell experience and a basic music reading ability preferred, but no auditions are required. For more information, contact Dr. Johnson Scott, handbell director.

Chamber Music Ensembles

The Chamber Music Ensembles are composed of select groups of string, brass, and woodwind musicians who have an interest in performing a variety of chamber repertories.