Your Rollins Music Experience


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.

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.

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 Jazz Ensemble

Performs jazz from all periods.

Rollins Brass Ensemble

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


Performs orchestral literature including concertos and symphonies.

Wind Ensemble

Performs wind ensemble and light classical literature.

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.

Acoustic Ensemble

Traditional performs traditional Folk, Bluegrass, and World Music with an instrumental core and Original focuses on original compositions from ensemble members spanning various genres.

Percussion Ensemble

Emphasizes music for percussion instruments.

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.

Flute Choir

Combines students and community members in performing flute ensemble music.

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.


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

Men's Chorus

Spans wide variety of styles, especially composers who specialize in this voicing.