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Music Groups

You’re passionate about music, and so are we. There are a number of different outlets on campus that will allow you to explore both your instrumental and vocal musical interests.

 Members of the Colgate 13 serenade members of the Swinging Gates in Memorial Chapel

University Orchestra

Directed by Marietta Cheng, the University Orchestra is a performance outlet for the full campus community, mixing music majors, non-majors, faculty, staff, and professional musicians. Learn more about the University Orchestra.

Choral Music

Choral Music at Colgate provides opportunities for musicians of all levels and abilities to perform the choral masterworks as well as a broad range of other repertoire. Learn more about Choral Music at Colgate.

Chamber Players

The Colgate Chamber Players perform major works of the chamber music repertoire (primarily piano and strings) at four or five concerts during the year at a variety of venues on campus and in Hamilton. Learn more about the Chamber Players.

Concert Jazz Ensemble

The Colgate University Concert jazz ensemble allows you to enjoy an engaging jazz experience! Perform jazz classics and modern big band jazz works while interacting with great guest artists. All students are given the opportunity and encouraged to improvise. Learn more about the Concert Jazz Ensemble.

Student Groups

Our students are musically active in many other ways as well, from musical theater, to a cappella, to student music festivals. You can learn more about the robust array of student clubs and organizations at Get Involved @ Colgate.