Department of Music


Music students are required to complete 4 ensemble credits to meet the core requirements of the Music major or minor. Typically, music students register for one or more ensembles per semester while students receiving music scholarships are required to register for two ensembles each semester.

Great Groups

The Department of Music currently offers nearly 20 ensembles.


Ensembles form the core of the students’ instrumental and vocal experiences. The Department recognizes the value of ensemble participation for students to develop and coordinate their individual skills with others in a chamber setting. Ensembles also provide laboratory experience for conducting students to sharpen their abilities. All ensembles present concerts throughout the semester and also perform for many College functions such as convocation, alumni weekend, graduation, Founders’ Day and numerous other community events, representing not just the Music Department but also the College.


Rollins College Choir: Emphasizes performance of high-quality literature in a large choral ensemble setting.

Rollins Singers: Concentrates on contemporary, popular, and musical theater pieces for several small music ensembles.

Women's Ensemble: Spans wide variety of styles, especially composers who specialize in music in this voicing.

Rollins Brass Ensemble: Joins students and community members in performing brass music from Renaissance through 20th century.

Rollins Jazz Ensemble: Performs jazz from all periods.

Flute Choir: Combines students and community members in performing flute ensemble music. 

Percussion Ensemble: Emphasizes music for percussion instruments.

Instrumental Chamber Ensemble: Includes small vocal and instrumental ensembles and varies each term.

String Ensemble: Tailors orchestral literature from all periods to ensemble's instrumentation.

Horn Ensemble: Teams students with community members in performing horn music from Renaissance through 20th century. Prerequisite: audition.

Opera Workshop: Delves into study and performance of opera roles and scenes. Corequisite: choral ensemble.

Mallet Ensemble: Performs music for marimba, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, and chimes.

Pep Band: A mixture of wind, brass, and percussion instruments perform at college athletic events

Sightsinging: Additional training for the musical ear. Involves elements of association, habit, memory, theoretical understanding and imagery.

Orchestra: Performs orchestral literature including concertos and symphonies.

Wind Ensemble: Performs wind ensemble and light classical literature.

Men's Chorus: Spans wide variety of styles, especially composers who specialize in this voicing.

Acoustic Ensemble - Traditional & Original: Performs traditional Folk, Bluegrass, and World Music with an instrumental core and focuses on original compositions from ensemble members spanning various genres.  Prerequisite: Instructor Consent