La Verne Chamber Singers

Ariel Pisturino, director

The 26-voice auditioned choir is the premier choral ensemble at the University of La Verne. Today the ULV Chamber Singers represents the college through a vigorous schedule that includes campus performances, concerts in local venues, and state and international tours. Performing a diverse repertoire of music, the Chamber Singers maintain the highest level of performance, mental focus, and artistic musicality.

The ensemble is made up of music and non-music majors, representing all walks of campus life.

ULV Chorale

Ariel Pisturino, director

This non-auditioned ensemble is comprised of La Verne students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Chorale performs a variety of sacred and secular repertoire from the Baroque to Modern historical periods with a focus on music from diverse cultures.

If you would like to join a choral ensemble please contact Ariel Pisturino for more information.

Jazz Ensemble

Mike Boos, director

Players focus on improvisation in different styles (blues, jazz, funk, latin, and more) and developing a small group sound. Student must be experienced on their instruments (any instrument is acceptable) but the music is selected based upon their level of musicianship. Attributes: ACAE Creative/Artistic Expr.

Email Mike Boos for more information.

Chamber Music Ensemble

Grace Zhao, director

Chamber Music Ensemble class is an one unit, audition based class.  It focuses on study and performance of chamber music works from duos to larger ensembles. The class is open for all musicians including pianists, string, and wind players. Vocalists are welcome. Attributes: ACAE Creative/Artistic Expr, GEFAb Fine Arts Experiential

Email Grace Zhao for more information.

La Verne Symphony Orchestra

Sylvia Mann, director

The La Verne Symphony Orchestra is an exciting, dynamic group of students and community musicians working together to bring symphonic music to the City of La Verne. They cultivate dedication, focus, and a true knowledge of what it means to play music in an orchestra, with an emphasis on a firm foundation in music reading, rhythm, ensemble cohesiveness, and stylistic interpretation.

The La Verne Symphony Orchestra works to create an inspiring, cooperative, and educational environment where students and community members come together to study and perform quality music written by composers from all over the world, fostering the spirit of understanding, discovery, and commitment for the enrichment of themselves and their audiences. Attributes: ACAE Creative/Artistic Expr, GEFAb Fine Arts Experiential

Email Sylvia Mann for more information.

Guitar Ensemble

Michael Ryan, director

The Guitar Ensemble is a dynamic group performing duets, trios, and quartets written from the 17th century to the present. Contemporary styles such as neuvo flamenco, Latin jazz, and popular music are a few styles presented by the musicians. This class is open to all guitarists who have some note reading experience. Attributes: ACAE Creative/Artistic Expr, GEFAb Fine Arts Experiential.

Email Michael Ryan for more information.

Latin Music: Cajon Band

The University of La Verne is proud to be the only university in the United States offering a Latin music ensemble with a focus on the Cajon. Spanish for the word “box” or “crate,” The Cajon has seen an enormous rise in popularity in recent years, and has been nicknamed the “Drumset in a box” for its convenience, and ability to perform in nearly any acoustic based situation. Led by Homero Chavez, the class will teach the history of the instrument alongside how to perform it in the context of a full arrangement. Join your fellow students with a great opportunity to perform in this unique ensemble. This class is open to all students with an interest in Latin music or percussion in general. Prior music knowledge preferred but not required.

Contact Homero Chavez for more information.