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. 

Guitar Ensemble
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.
Under the direction of Dr. Mari Hahn, Opera and Music Theatre Ensemble performs an exciting variety of music -- from full-length Classical operas to imaginative revues of the latest Broadway hits. 
University Sinfonia
Conducted by Dr. Bruce Wood, the University Sinfonia is the orchestra ensemble which rehearses and performs in collaboration with the Anchorage Youth Orchestra. Dr. John Lutterman also provides weekly coachings to Sinfonia musicians in chamber-music repertoire.
University Singers
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.
Dr. Armin Abdihodzic directs the Jazz Ensemble which can be seen in action several times throughout the year in conjunction with the Jazz Week Benefits. Musicians for the ensemble are drawn from both UAA students and the wider Anchorage community.