Music Ensembles Now Accepting New Members

St. Lawrence University’s Music Department ensembles are now accepting new members for the fall semester. The ensembles offer an eclectic mix of music making opportunities for students, faculty, staff and North Country community members.    

University Chorus

As Canton's community chorus, University Chorus combines the vocal talents of students, faculty and staff and community members, performing a varied repertoire.

This fall, the chorus will celebrate Christmas with a program called “Angels and Shepherds,” which will feature a cantata by 20th century Italian composer Ottorino Respighi (of “The Pines of Rome” fame) titled “Lauda per la Nativitá del Signore” (“Laud to the Nativity of the Lord”) for soprano, mezzo-soprano and tenor soloists with choir accompanied by a small wind ensemble with piano four-hands. Contact director Barry Torres at or call 315-229-5171. Visit

Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble continues under the inspired and energetic direction of Kyle Tupper. Equally open to students, faculty, staff and community members, they perform a wide array of band literature. Contact director Tupper for membership information at Visit

 Rhythm and Roots Ensemble

The Rhythm and Roots Ensemble will present “The Blue Moon Radio Hour, a staging of a 1930s radio broadcast complete with music and a radio drama.  Contact director Michael Farley at or call 315-229-5187. Visit

Improv Lab

The Improv Lab was launched at St. Lawrence University in the Fall of 2007 to create a workshop-type environment which fosters a collaborative, performance-based experience. Each iteration since has taken on its own shape and flavor. Over a series of 24-or-so 90-minute sessions, Improv Lab will explore tunes and jam experiences from which a program of performance will emerge. Contact director Tim Savage at Visit

The String Orchestra return in for the Spring Semester of 2018.