Ensembles at UAA
For developing musicians, the opportunity to perform as part of an ensemble is integral to improving musicianship and professionalism. Performing in ensembles will push you beyond your normal comfort zone by widening your musical styles and knowledge while also making you more conscious of areas for improvement. In order to provide our students a well-rounded musical education as well as ample performance opportunities, we offer a wide-variety of ensembles lead by our esteemed faculty.
The UAA Guitar Ensemble is directed by Dr. Armin Abdihodzic and features a blend of classical guitar pieces as well as music especially arranged for the ensemble.
Directed by Dr. Oleg Proskurnya, the University Sinfonia is a string ensemble, in which students rehearse and perform alongside faculty members, the University Singers and the University Wind Ensemble.
Jazz Ensemble & Combos
Jazz faculty directs a number of Jazz Ensembles which can be seen in action several times throughout the year in conjunction with the Jazz Week Benefits.
Led by adjunct professor John Damberg, this lively ensemble specializes in infectious Latin rhythms that you can't help but dance to.
The University Singers is under the direction of Dr. Grant Cochran who also conducts the Anchorage Concert Chorus. This talented ensemble performs a blend of classical and modern choral pieces as well as pop arrangements.
The University Wind Ensemble is conducted by Dr. Dave Bazan. Under his leadership the ensemble regularly performs some of the best repertoire for wind band.