Department of Music
Morehouse College Department of Music Performance Ensembles
The Department of Music sponsors several performance ensembles which are open to music majors and non-music majors alike. These include the Morehouse College Glee Club, the Maroon Tiger Marching Band, the Morehouse College Jazz Ensemble, the Morehouse College Concert Band, and the Atlanta University Centerwide Orchestra.
Audition dates and requirements are determined by the directors of each of the ensembles. Please check with the Department's Administrative Assistant for appropriate contact information.
Morehouse College Glee Club
The Morehouse College Glee Club, founded in 1911, is the official singing organization of the College. Made up of both music majors and non-music majors, the group offers the opportunity for students to learn choral technique, vocal production, and diction by applying them to a wide variety of choral literature including classical works, African music, music by African American composers, arrangements of spirituals and more. The Glee Club represents the College in special concerts and assemblies and at numerous events off campus. The group regularly meets four times a week: a prinicipal rehearsal on Monday night and three additional rehearsals. Occasionally, rehearsals are added to accomodate special performances.
Visit the Morehouse College Glee Club website at www.mcgclub.com
Morehouse College Maroon Tiger Marching Band
The Morehouse College Maroon Tiger Marching Band is an instrumental organization housed within the Department of Music and comprised of both music majors and non-music majors from different institutions around the Atlanta University Center. The primary function of the band is to represent the College at various athletic events and games throughout the football season. However, the band also performs for a variety of audiences in parades, private performances, and band competitions. This ensemble meets during the fall semester and occasionally during the spring semester for special events.
Morehouse College Jazz Ensemble
The Morehouse College Jazz Ensemble is an organization housed within the Department of Music, comprised of both music majors and non-music majors, of which the majority are enrolled at Morehouse College. The ensemble meets during the spring semester and is often called upon to perform for a series of school-related functions as well as outside engagements. These performances allow the student to have an experience similar to that of the professional performer. The highlight of the Jazz Ensemble's work is the annual Morehouse College Jazz Festival, in which the band is featured in performance with some of the most highly acclaimed jazz artists and clinicians. Participation in this ensemble is granted by audition, which takes place during the fall semester following the marching season.
Morehouse College Concert Band
The Morehouse College Concert Band is an organization housed within the Department of Music, comprised of both music majors and non-music majors from Morehouse and Spelman Colleges. The Concert Band performs a wide variety of music ranging from traditional concert band repertoire to contemporary works by African American composers. The ensemble meets during the spring semester and regularly performs an annual spring concert.
Atlanta University Center Symphony Orchestra
The Atlanta University Center Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1997, was formed out of the desire of many students on campuses across the AUC consortium to have an orchestral playing experience. The orchestra is comprised of students from each of the undergraduate institutions within the center consortium. Since its founding it has presented many performances of note that have included collaborations with nationally and internationally known guest artists, as well as young artist winners of the Sphinx International String Competition. The AUC Orchestra Program is housed on the campus of Clark Atlanta University, and its director is Roumena Georgieva, who serves on the faculty of CAU. The orchestra currently meets twice per week on Tuesday and Thursday.