Performance Ensemble Auditions

For more information about ensemble auditions, please contact:

Jazz Band/Swing Band

Director, Gary Gopar


Masterworks Chorale, Concert Choir & Chamber Singers

Director, Dr. Laura Harrison



For more information about our ensembles:

Vocal Music

Cypress Masterworks Chorale MUS 282

Director, Dr. Laura Harrison.

Chamber Singers MUS 285

Director, Dr. Laura Harrison

The Chamber Singers is a select group of 24 mixed voices performing in a variety of classical repertoire ranging from Renaissance madrigals to contemporary literature. The ensemble performs four major concerts per year, participates in regional music festivals, and performs at numerous locations throughout the Los Angeles basin. Open to both students and members of the community with extensive singing experience.

Instrumental Music

Jazz Band MUS 175/ 276

Director, Gary Gopar

This ensemble studies the rehearsal and performance of jazz band literature. Sight reading is emphasized as a musical concept. The band performs in concert each semester, and student compositions and arrangements are encouraged.

Classical Guitar Ensemble MUS 260

Director, David Isaacs

The Cypress Classical Guitar Ensemble is dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of standard and contemporary duets, trios, quartets and large ensembles pieces for the classical guitar. The ensemble participates in a department recital each semester.

Vocal and Instrumental Performance

Applied Music Program MUS 225

For the student seeking individual instruction on piano, voice, guitar or any standard band or orchestra instrument. A performance at Faculty Juries is required each semester. Vocal and instrumental students are required to concurrently enroll in a vocal or instrumental performing ensemble. Guitarists and pianists should consult with faculty for an appropriate concurrent course.