Ensembles performance

Students are required to participate in at least one of the Schoolʼs flagship ensembles (listed below) as a requirement of their enrolment in MUSI1101, MUSI1102, MUSI2201, MUSI2202, MUSI3301 and MUSI3302.

Students should refer to the course outline (available on Wattle) for information about the requirements of this assessment. The Music Performance Rubric is available on the Music Performance Wattle website.

Entry to an ensemble will be by audition (as required), and will also be open to non-music students subject to need and availability.

Students are asked to register their interest for an ensemble project online by COB 2 August.

Some ensemble project groups will rehearse on a weekly basis and others will be ʻproject basedʼ. Please refer to the Timetable or contact Ensemble Project Coodinators for rehearsal details.


The School of Music offers a wide range of ensemble opportunities for all members of the ANU community including staff, students and visitors. The ensemble offerings vary from year to year. A core group of ensembles form part of the Performance Major for students studying the Bachelor of Music. Entry to these ensembles is based on audition and ensemble need.

» Find out more about the Ensemble Program at the ANU Programs and Courses website

ANU Chamber Choir

ANU Chamber Choir

Choral music from the Sixteenth Century to today

Directed by: Tobias Cole
Rehearsal: Wednesday 16.00-18.00
Larry Sitsky Recital Room

Llewellyn Hall with music stands

ANU Chamber Music Ensembles

Form a small ensemble to experience an extensive range of chamber music repertoire through the centuries

Directed by: Mr Tor Frømyhr
Rehearsal: Friday 1-3pm
Larry Sitsky Recital Room

ANU Popular Music Group

ANU Contemporary Music Ensembles

Contemporary & popular music

Directed by: Mr Damien Slingsby
Rehearsal: Thursday 4-6pm
Band Room

ANU Guitar Ensemble

ANU Guitar Ensemble

Chamber ensemble music for Guitar

Directed by: Minh Le Hoang
Rehearsal: Friday 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Lecture Theatre 1

ANU Jazz Vocal Ensemble

ANU Jazz Choir

Contemporary choral music & close-voice harmony, a cappella & with rhythm section

Directed by: Mr Damien Slingsby
Rehearsal: Friday 14.00-16.00
Big Band Room

ANU Jazz Collective

ANU Jazz Collective

6-10 piece Modern Jazz Ensemble

Directed by: Mr John Mackey
Rehearsal: Tuesday 13.00-15.00
Band Room

Close up of drums

ANU Jazz Combos

Play traditonal and innovative styles of jazz in small ensembles

Directed by: Mr Miroslav Bukovsky, Mr Damien Slingsby
Rehearsal: Friday 11.00-13.00
Band Room (plus break out room)

ANU Very Big Band

ANU Jazz Ensemble

Traditional and contemporary jazz works

Directed by: Mr Miroslav Bukovsky
Rehearsal: TBA
Band Room

Electronic components and instruments

ANU New Music Ensemble

Ensemble specialising in new and improvised works

Directed by: Chloë Hobbs
Rehearsal: Friday 11.00-13.00
PK 1.31

Band of the RMC Duntroon

Concert Band

Directed by:
RMC Duntroon

The Band of the Royal Military College, often referred to as RMC Band or the Duntroon Band is based in Canberra. Its role for the Army and the Australian Defence Force is predominantly ceremonial in support of Vice-Regal and government agencies, Defence Headquarters and the Royal Military College, but off the parade ground it performs as a concert band and has a variety of smaller ensembles as well.

These ensembles include a concert band, marching band, stage band, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, jazz ensemble, rock band, dixie band (known as the Steamboat Stompers), saxophone quartet, clarinet quartet, and woodwind trio. This versatility enables the band to cover all ceremonial tasking in the ACT and to perform a regional role through community engagement.


SoM-CSO Chamber Orchestra

Youth Training Orchestra

Directed by:

Updated:  12 June 2013/Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Music/Page Contact:  Development Officer