Performing Ensembles

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Wind Ensemble

Members of the Wind Ensemble demonstrate musical prowess of professional quality under the direction of Dr. Edward Harris.


SJSU's leading orchestral ensemble hosts the talented string players of the music program, performing challenging repertoire that prepares its members for the competitive career of performance.

Jazz Orchestra

SMD hosts a number of elite jazz ensembles, such as Dr. Aaron Lington's Jazz Orchestra, Professor Jeff Lewis' Jazz Band, and a number of jazz combos.

Concert Choir

The Concert Choir perform in the beautiful Mission Santa Clara with SJSU's Orchestra in a combined concert.

Canta la Guitarra

Professor Steven Lin's Guitar Ensemble took the stage fro the Listening Hour, a free concert series held every Tuesday and Thursday during the school year.


Performance Opportunities at SJSU

The San José State University ensembles enjoy a long and distinguished reputation for outstanding performances at home, on tour, and at state and national conferences. The goal of our ensembles is to provide a quality musical, educational, and cultural experience for all participants. SJSU ensembles offer a variety of performing opportunities for all students of all majors and provide an excellent opportunity to become involved in University life and to meet students with similar musical interests. You are encouraged to be part of this 85-year tradition of continued excellence!

Ensembles in the School of Music


Jazz Ensembles

Chamber Ensembles

Concert Choir
Jazz Orchestra
Collegium Musicum
SJSU Choraliers
Jazz Ensemble
Brass Ensemble 
Treble Choir
Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble 
Opera Theatre
Jazz Combos
Guitar Ensemble 
Spartan Glee Club


Saxophone Ensemble
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Wind Ensemble
Chamber Music Ensemble
Honors Wind Ensemble


Symphonic Band
Trombone Choir
Symphony Orchestra
Spartan Marching Band
Trumpet Ensemble
Spartan Pep Band
Clarinet Ensemble
Alumni Band
Flute Ensemble


Click on the links to the right to learn more about our ensembles.