Ensembles

UW Gospel ChoirGospel Choir
The Gospel Choir (Uni­ver­sity Singers 100B) is a non-auditioned group of singers. The class meets once a week on Mon­day evenings and looks at Gospel Music chiefly from the African Amer­i­can per­spec­tive. The class’ objec­tive is to give the stu­dent an oppor­tu­nity to sing and expe­ri­ence the culture’s sacred music. The class sings in tra­di­tional voice set­tings (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) and is usu­ally accom­pa­nied by key­board, bass gui­tar, and percussion.

Meets Mon­days from 5:30–7:20pm in Room 268, Meany Hall.


UW Steel Drum BandUW Steel­band
The UW Steel­band was founded by Ray Hol­man, who served as Vis­it­ing Artist at the UW School of Music from 1998 to 2000. Since then it has been directed by Shan­non Dud­ley, asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of Eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy. Cur­rently Dud­ley offers a begin­ning steel­band class every quar­ter, for which no prior expe­ri­ence is required, and a per­form­ing ensem­ble for more expe­ri­enced musi­cians. Mem­bers of the per­form­ing ensem­ble include music majors as well as non-majors, and they make a full year com­mit­ment to the band. Their reper­toire con­sists of Caribbean dance music—calypso, soca, reg­gae, and salsa–as well as other styles, and includes some stu­dent arrange­ments. The UW Steel­band per­forms on and off cam­pus through­out the year, includ­ing appear­ances at the Per­cus­sion Ensem­ble and Eth­no­mu­si­col­ogy Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion con­certs in the spring. For more infor­ma­tion con­tact Shan­non Dud­ley (dudley@uw.edu).